Photos: Learning from disaster

Photos: Learning from disaster

Summary: Visitors are educated about how scientists study and measure quakes at the U.S. Geological Survey Visitors Center.

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  • Sacramento Delta

    A computer-animated mapping details shaking intensity in the Sacramento Delta.

  • Seisometer

    Instruments like the seisometer help scientists determine the strength of an earthquake.

  • Slickensides

    A plaster cast of "slickensides," parallel striations on rock surfaces produced by relative motion across opposite sides of fault planes, along the Hayward Fault at the U.S. Geological Survey Map Center in Menlo Park, Calif.

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