Earthquakes in Human History

Earthquakes in Human History

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The geological processes that are responsible for earthquakes and how they have had long-lasting aftereffects on human societies and cultures are explained in an account of calamitous earthquakes and their repercussions, from temblors described in the Bible to the 1906 San Francisco catastrophe to quakes in Japan in 1923 and Peru in 1970.Construction deadlines and cost concerns often lead to shortcuts in implementing safety factors. ... In Berkeley, the University of California football stadium straddles the Hayward fault and is being pulled apart at a rate of more than a centimeteranbsp;...

Title:Earthquakes in Human History
Author: Jelle Zeilinga de Boer, Donald Theodore Sanders
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 2005

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