Global Positioning System (GPS) and ground-based measurements were used to study coastal shoreline movement after the 2003 6.8-magnitude earthquake in Algeria. The authors recorded ground deformation and report a maximum uplift of approximately 0.75 meters and an average of nearly 0.5 meters along the North African coast. Data indicate that the fault likely initiated along the sea bottom between 5-10 kilometers offshore.
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Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights Special Interest: Hazards Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Earthquakes, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science
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