Image from earthquake in Chile
Earthquakes are Big Movers and ShakersEdit
Some earthquakes are so powerful that they can actually move towns! The town of Calexico, California, which is located near the U.S.-Mexico border, moved as far as 2 ½ feet as a result of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that occurred on April 4, 2010.
Calexico isn’t the only town that has been moved due to an earthquake. The city of Concepcion moved to the west at least 10 feet after the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile on February 27, 2010. The Chile earthquake in February was the fifth most powerful ever measured. The earthquake measured at an immense magnitude of 8.8 and crated a tsunami across the Pacific Ocean that was headed towards Hawaii.
Earthquakes: University of Houston-Victoria (E-books by Teachers & Pre-Service Teachers)Edit
Hi, I am a professor at the University of Houston-Victoria. My graduate students (teachers) and pre-service teachers are editing/creating science content for Wiki e-books. We are just getting started.