Cities near fault lines are at high risk of earthquakes. Can earthquakes be predicted, and how can these communities prepare for the worst?
- Cities near fault lines are at high risk of earthquakes.
- In cities near fault lines, people practice earthquake drills in schools and at work.
- In these areas, buildings are designed to be resistant to seismic forces.
- Construction on fault lines is prohibited.
Fault lines – the boundaries and cracks of the Earth's tectonic plates – are where geology is most visible, where the natural world catastrophically collides with the human world.
Those that live in areas where there are active fault lines, live under the constant threat of earthquakes and landslides as the ...
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