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4. Seismicity—the restless Earth

4. Seismicity—the restless Earth  

William Lowrie

in Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198792956
Hundreds of thousands of earthquakes occur worldwide each year, but most of them go unnoticed. Only a few are very destructive. Most earthquakes have a tectonic origin and happen in ... More
Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction  

William Lowrie

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198792956
Geophysics is the physics of the Earth. It encompasses areas such as seismology, plate tectonics, gravity, and the Earth’s magnetic field, all of which give clues to both the structure and ... More
7. The Earth’s magnetic field

7. The Earth’s magnetic field  

William Lowrie

in Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198792956
The Earth is surrounded by a magnetic field, which originates inside its molten core, and which for centuries has helped travellers to navigate safely across uncharted regions. The magnetic ... More

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