GSA Connection

September 2012


Geoscience Trivia


  1. What was the magnitude of the Great Mexico City earthquake that occurred 19 Sept. 1985?
    M8.0

  2. What was the first dinosaur fossil recognized in Australia, found in 1903 by William Ferguson?
    A toe bone from a theropod dinosaur,
    called the “Cape Paterson claw.”

  3. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, the Burgess Shale is located in what country?
    Canada

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