Today in Earthquake History
Earthquake History for October 24th
From Significant Earthquakes of the World, 1980.
- Largest Earthquakes in the United States.
- J. Tuzo Wilson born.
The spatial distribution of earthquakes was a fundamental in developing the theory of plate tectonics. J. Tuzo Wilson made a major contribtion with the discovery of Transorm Faults, which are shear faults with significant motion that are abruptly terminated by ridges or collision zones.
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