Scholastic Q & A: Why Do Volcanoes Blow Their Tops? by Melvin Berger, Gilda Berger, Barbara Higgins Bond

By Melvin Berger, Gilda Berger, Barbara Higgins Bond

The solutions to thousands of questions—about every thing from bears to snakes, tarantulas to volcanoes— are the following in those books for moment and 3rd graders. The questions are exciting, and the solutions are effortless to appreciate and sometimes rather humorous. Full-page artwork exhibits the animals and environments in shiny element. childrens will love quizzing their buddies and adults.

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37 Indian EARTHQUAKES—WHERE AND WHEN Where and when did the strongest earthquake occur? In Chile, in 1960. 5 on the Richter scale. The strongest earthquake in American history, however, occurred near Anchorage, Alaska on March 27, 1964. 2 on the Richter scale. It caused a death toll of 131 and an estimated $750 million in damage. The earthquake destroyed the town of Kodiak. People felt its tremors as far away as California, Hawaii, and Japan. Which was the worst year on record for earthquakes? 1976.

V is strong enough to splash liquids out of glasses, knock over small objects, and swing doors open. XII, the highest number, destroys buildings, shakes the ground so people can see it, and flings objects into the air. What happens just before and just after a major earthquake? Before the main shock there are sometimes several smaller foreshocks. They are small tremors that come before a full-sized earthquake. Foreshocks occur when a plate starts to shift, which shakes the land. Then comes the full-force main shock.

Most faults are hidden deep in the earth. Only a few appear as cracks in its surface. About four of every five earthquakes occur in faults around the Pacific Ocean. This zone, the Ring of Fire, takes its name from the many volcanoes that erupt there. But you could also call this zone the Ring of Shakes because of its frequent earthquakes. Sacramento Do earthquakes occur in the Atlantic Ocean? San Francisco s rea And San Yes. There is a small north-south earthquake zone near the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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