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Predicting Earthquakes

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Earthquakes


Predicting Earthquakes
Print Predicting Earthquakes Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print Predicting Earthquakes Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.33

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    Foreshocks, seismic, strike, rates, historical, possibility, analyze, warning, tremor, seismologists, region, natural, wells, increase, accurate, predict
     content words:    San Andreas Fault, San Francisco


Predicting Earthquakes
By Patti Hutchison
  

1     Earthquakes strike with little or no warning. They can be deadly. In fact, earthquakes kill more people than any other natural disaster. Scientists are constantly looking for ways to predict earthquakes.
 
2     Seismologists can forecast earthquakes. But prediction is not yet accurate. Scientists can say that it is likely an earthquake will occur in a certain area. But they cannot predict exact locations or times. They also cannot tell how strong the quake will be.
 
3     How do scientists make these educated guesses? There are several ways to forecast a quake. First, we know that earthquakes occur mostly along plate boundaries. This helps scientists locate areas where major quakes will strike.

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