Published: April 2006
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In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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U.S. Geological Survey
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Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
This site focuses on northern and central California.

California Geological Survey
Find more on the geology, natural resources, and geologic hazards in California.

San Andreas Fault Observatory
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Earthquake Research Institute, Japan
This website covers earthquake issues worldwide in Japanese and English.


Bolt, Bruce. Earthquakes, 4th ed. W. H. Freeman and Company, 1999.

Hansen, Gladys, and Emmet Condon. Denial of Disaster: The Untold Story and Photographs of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. Cameron and Co., 1989.

Hough, Susan Elizabeth. Earthshaking Science. Princeton University Press, 2002.

Lawson, Andrew C. The California Earthquake of April 18, 1906: Report of the State Earthquake Investigation Commission, vol. 1 and atlas. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1908 and 1969.

NGS Resources

Prager, Ellen J. Earthquakes. National Geographic Books, 2002.

Gore, Rick. "Wrath of the Gods: A History Forged by Disaster." National Geographic (July 2000), 52-71.

Parfit, Michael. "Living With Natural Hazards." National Geographic (July 1998), 2-39.

Reid, T. R. "Kobe Wakes to a Nightmare." National Geographic (July 1995), 112-36.

Canby, Thomas Y. "Earthquake Prelude to the Big One?" National Geographic (May 1990), 76-105.

Boraiko, Allen A. "Earthquake in Mexico." National Geographic (May 1986), 645-75.

Graves, William. "Earthquake!" National Geographic (July 1964), 112-39.