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Remember, facts can be proven. Judgments are conclusions drawn from evidence. Speculation is a guess or conclusion that is not supported by facts.

Now that you have practiced reading carefully for facts, reasoned judgments and speculation, try identifying them in another section of the same article.

Read the sections titled “Waves of Energy” and “Fault Due for Quake” from the article “Digging down deep for earthquake studies.”opens in new window

Answer the following questions based on these two sections of the text.