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Geotimes- May 2001  
DRESS REHEARSAL FOR THE
'BIG ONE'

Thanks to preparation, public awareness, technology and luck, February’s magnitude-6.8 earthquake beneath Nisqually, Wash., generated relatively little damage for its size. Future quakes might be less forgiving.

by Yumei Wang



KARST:THE STEALTHY HAZARD

Fifty-five percent of Kentucky sits atop rocks that can easily form karst. But engineers, developers and homeowners don't always know what this geologic hazard can do.

by Jim Cobb and Jim Currens
 

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The Moon's last gasps

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ANWR in black and white
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Field Notes

Political Scene
Climate Policy Needs a New Approach - In developing a policy on climate change, President Bush could move the debate forward by shifting the focus away from carbon-dioxide reductions.
 

Geophenomena
Earthquake Devastates Vulnerable India
At least 20,000 people were killed and few buildings were left standing in parts of India after a magnitude-7.7 quake struck the country Jan. 26. Building practices are partly to blame.
 

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cover Top: Paul Riek had parked his car in front of the Fenix Underground nightclub in Seattle, Wash., moments before a magnitude-6.8 earthquake shook Oregon and Washington Feb. 28. (Associated Press photo by Stevan Morgain.) Bottom: A magnitude-7.7 quake hit northwest India on Jan. 26, toppling this and many other buildings in Ahmedabad and other cities and villages. (Associated Press photo by Paras Shah.) departments.html
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