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Justin C.

Gaenzle
Jcgaenzle@miners.utep.edu

Research Paper Outline

Subject: Geology

Thesis title: Geology The shifting Earth.

Focus: This research paper will be focus on earthquakes. The reader will have a great
overview on how and why earthquakes happen.

Outline: This thesis will have research gathered from multiple fronts. Followed by putting
in to a formate that the reader can easily follow. The paper will explain how the
earthquakes occur and why they happened within certain areas. Due to being a
research paper it will contain many in text citations so the reader will have the ability to
view the findings a little more in depth. As of right now I have over 30 citations that I am
working through to see what will fit this thesis the best. Due to it be a living paper it has
many changes it will under go before the final daft.

Questions: What is an earthquake? Do many small earthquakes prevent larger


earthquakes? Can we predict earthquakes?What would happen if a magnitude 7.5
earthquake occurs? How much damage would be caused by a large earthquake?

Information: The research info. gathered will be from U.S Army Department of
Engineering, USGS, and multiple Universities that deal with seismology.

APA Citation: This is just a sample of some of the citations that will be used in this
thesis.
Bibliography:
Latest earthquakes. Retrieved February 17, 2017, from
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/
In-line Citation:
(Latest earthquakes, n.d.)
Bibliography:
Earthquakes. Retrieved February 17, 2017, from
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/
In-line Citation:
(Earthquakes, n.d.)
Bibliography:
Retrieved February 17, 2017, from http://www.livescience.com/topics/earthquakes
Bibliography:
Earthquake research. Retrieved February 17, 2017, from http://www.cusec.org/plans-a-
programs/earthquake-research.html
In-line Citation:
(Earthquake research, n.d.)