Earthquakes

An earthquake is a powerful force, caused by the release of force in Earth's crust. Earthquakes are most commonly caused by movement of the earth along faults or by volcanoes. They can be so minor that they aren't noticed by humans, but can also be terribly destructive natural disasters.

For more on one disastrous earthquake, see the feature on the San Francisco Earthquake.

For more on natural disasters, see the features on Hurricanes, Tsunamis, Volacnoes and Weather.

I survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011

I survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011

Lauren Tarshis
Historical Fiction
For ages 8 to 10
Scholastic, 2013   ISBN: 978-0545459372
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Plate Tectonics: Earth's Moving Crust

Plate Tectonics: Earth's Moving Crust

Darlene R. Stills
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Compass Point Books, 2007   ISBN: 0756519578
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Volcanoes and  Earthquakes

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Susanna van Rose
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
DK CHILDREN, 2008   ISBN: 978-0756637804
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Eyewitness: Natural Disasters

Eyewitness: Natural Disasters

Claire Watts
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 10 and up
DK CHILDREN, 2006   ISBN: 0756620732
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