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Debris from a building collapsed from an earthquack


Every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world the ground shakes. Most earthquakes are too tiny to be felt, but some earthquakes can be devastating. Why do earthquakes happen? What should you do if the earth shakes? Can we predict when they will happen?

The guest scientists for "Earthquakes" are:

  • Dave Rodgers, Professor of Geosciences and Associate Dean of Science and Engineering, Idaho State University
  • Kasper van Wijk, Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University
  • Learn more about our guests

Start your explorations here. Check out the interesting facts, links and resources. Send in a question for our experts to answer on our broadcast show. And watch the show on Idaho Public Television or here on the website.

Students can send their questions through email to D4K@idahoptv.org, fax them before the show to (208) 373-7245, or call in live during the program at (800) 973-9800. Students who send in a question are eligible to win a DVD player and DVDs for their classroom. Check out the details!

"Earthquakes" airs Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm /1:00 pm MT/PT. You can also watch it here on the Web! After the broadcast, come here to watch all our "Earthquakes"-related video.

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