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    • How do earthquakes cause damage? 

      College of Charleston. Department of Geology and Environmental Science (South Carolina State Library, 2007-10-29)
      Earthquakes cause damage as a result of the different waves that they produce as the earthquake energy moves through and on the Earth.
    • Locating, measuring and predicting earthquakes - how do we do it? 

      College of Charleston. Department of Geology and Environmental Science (South Carolina State Library, 2007-10-29)
      Locating an earthquake is usually done by reading the time that P- and S-waves arrive at a group (three or more) of seismograph stations.
    • South Carolina earthquakes - why do we have them? 

      College of Charleston. Department of Geology and Environmental Science (South Carolina State Library, 2007-10-29)
      Unlike California, South Carolina lies on what is known in geology as a 'passive margin'. This means that we are in the middle of a tectonic plate rather than on the edge of one where two plates are grinding past each ...
    • The story of Burke High School : improving a low-performing school through partnerships 

      College of Charleston. School of Education, Health, and Human Performance; Donnelly, Laura; Egelson, Paula; Heitger, Christy; Jurs, Steve (South Carolina State Library, 2009-09)
      Burke High School is on the rise, primarily due to a community-partnership approach coordinated by the College’s Center for Partnerships to Improve Education. College faculty and staff, the business community, nonprofit ...
    • What happens during an earthquake? 

      College of Charleston. Department of Geology and Environmental Science (South Carolina State Library, 2007-10-29)
      Earthquakes occur because friction holds the rock masses on either side of the fault together, while plate motion slowly bends and stretches the rock, storing energy much like the energy stored in a stretched rubber ...
    • What is an earthquake? 

      College of Charleston. Department of Geology and Environmental Science (South Carolina State Library, 2007-10-29)
      An earthquake is caused by the release of energy built up in the earth where rocks are sliding past one another.
    • Why are there earthquakes? 

      College of Charleston. Department of Geology and Environmental Science (South Carolina State Library, 2007-10-29)
      Generally earthquakes are found at plate boundaries where two tectonic plates are moving past each other. As they move past each other they sometimes stick, and then release that motion in the form of an earthquake.