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January 2014

GSA Geoscience Trivia

  1. Three major earthquakes are on record as having occurred in the month of January in past years. Can you name them?
    (a) The MW7.0 12 Jan. 2010 Haiti earthquake;
    (b) The MW6.7 17 Jan. 1994 "Northridge" (California, USA) earthquake; and
    (c) The M ~9.0 26 Jan. 1700 Cascadia megathrust earthquake.

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

  3. What country has the most GeoParks?
    China, with 29.

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