Earthquake hazards in Tennessee by Richard Gordon Stearns

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Published by State of Tennessee, Dept. of Conservation, Division of Geology in Nashville .

Written in English

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  • Earthquake hazard analysis -- Tennessee.

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Bibliography: p. 27.

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Statementby Richard G. Stearns and Robert A. Miller.
SeriesEnvironmental geology series ;, no. 4, Environmental geology series (Nashville, Tenn.) ;, no. 4.
ContributionsMiller, Robert A., joint author.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQE161 .A114 no. 4, QE535.2.U6 .A114 no. 4
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 27 p. :
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4697068M
LC Control Number77624393

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The USGS and its partners monitor and report earthquakes, assess earthquake. Earthquake hazards in Tennessee. Nashville: State of Tennessee, Dept.

of Conservation, Division of Geology, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors /. Year Published: Four major Holocene earthquakes on the Reelfoot fault recorded by sackungen in the New Madrid seismic zone, USA.

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UTC magnitude, 5 km depth Obion, Tennessee, United States magnitude earthquake Today UTC at UTC. Memphis has a dense urban population near faults capable of producing major earthquakes.

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Eastern Tennessee has had: (M or greater) 0 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 10 earthquakes in the past 30 days; 88 earthquakes in the past days. Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters presents the latest scientific developments and reviews of research addressing seismic hazard and seismic risk, including causality rates, impacts on society, preparedness, insurance and mitigation.

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Miller. Environmental Geology Series,1. Nashville, Tn: Tennessee Dept. of Author: Richard G. Stearns, Robert A. Miller. HOMEOWNER’S GUIDE TO EARTHQUAKE SAFETY. Earthquake Hazards. Earthquake shaking can be strong enough to cause soil and rock on a hillside to slide down the slope.

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USGS: Sewanee, TN ( km NNW from epicenter) / not felt: Heard both the first quake and the aftershock as low-pitched thunder-like rumble, each perhaps seconds long, but felt no perceptible shaking. Sewanee, TN ( km N from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking): First tremor woke me from a sound sleep.

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A Workshop on "Preparing for and responding to a damaging earthquake in the eastern United States": proceedings of Conference XV, September,Knoxville, Tennessee Author: Walter W Hays ; Carla Kitzmiller ; Geological Survey (U.S.) ; National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (U.S.).

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