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Sci-Q: San Diego Scientists Answer Questions About Earthquakes

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Earthquakes are nothing new to Californians. According to U.S. Geological Survey data, nearly 2,100 temblors shook Southern California in the last year. The latest earthquake in our region was a magnitude 3.8 recorded 44 miles offshore of Imperial Beach on Sunday night.

What do we really know about earthquakes? How are they measured? What's the latest research about earthquakes and climate change?

Kim Bak Olsen, seismologist and professor in the geological sciences department at San Diego State University and Pat Abbott, professor emeritus of geology at SDSU discuss some of the latest research about earthquakes, dispel some myths and take your questions on Monday on the Midday Edition science series Sci-Q.

Sci-Q is a monthly series on Midday Edition, and KPBS listeners are invited to join in on the fun. If you have a scientific topic you'd like to explore or a question you want answered, contact us on Twitter @KPBSMidday using the hashtag #Sci-Q.


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