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Hazardous Earth tricks, earthquakes and more, from your About Geology Guide

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Aftershocks: Not Afterthoughts They can be worse than the big one itself.

Asbestos Learn about this once-loved, now-loathed mineral product.

The Biggest Things Since Noah Icewater flash floods called jökulhlaups threaten glacial regions.

Cosmic Impacts People worry that civilization may end in a crater.

A Day on the Line Touring the dangerous Hayward fault with quake experts.

Earthquake Odds for the Frisco Bay Science maps the threat regularly.

Earthquake Prediction: Mission Impossible No one today can do it.

The Earthquakes Geo-Quiz Is your seismic knowledge shaky? Take the test!

Erupting Waters Could the sea explode under the right circumstances?

Etna the Eternal Eruptions and the human responses repeat a mythic drama.

Extinction The destiny of species is our ultimate geologic hazard.

Flood, the Routine Disaster Civilization hates floods, but they help nature.

Getting Intense with Quakes Rating a quake on a scale of I to XII.

Hazard Maps for Earthquakes Many California cities have maps available.

The Hit of the Century A cosmic impact struck Siberia in summer of 1908.

It Must Come Down Landslides are actually good for something.

Killer Waves Call them tsunamis or tidal waves, just watch out for them.

Kimberlite Eruptions We'll never see one, but we can thank them for diamonds.

Liquefaction This ruinous effect of quakes is being more widely assessed.

Measuring the Unimaginable The Torino scale: a Richter scale for cosmic impacts.

Memories of Loma Prieta Every October the locals recall the 1989 quake.

Mercury Beautiful and hazardous, mercury is still of scientific interest.

Minding the Store Earthquake engineers save lives through strong buildings.

Quake Warnings Before the Shaking Starts This future goal spins off present-day benefits.

Radon: Killer or Healer? Once loved, now feared, radon is a useful geologic curiosity.

Seismic Ears for Nuclear Peace Seismic networks help detect bomb tests.

Sleeping Well in Seattle That pretty region deals with ugly geologic hazards.

A Strange(love) Journey Strangelove oceans are nasty whatever they are.

Wake Up and Save Society A book on living with natural disasters deserves attention.

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