Earthquakes2 - Earthquakes (2) Geo 106 February 12, 2008...

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Earthquakes (2) Geo 106 February 12, 2008
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Determination of Distance from Epicenter Based on the Arrival Time of S and P Waves Epicenter Seismic station
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•M a g n i t u d e –R ichter sca le • Number assigned based on shaking near epicenter Logarithmic scale
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MEASURING EARTHQUAKES
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Annual occurrence vs. Magnitude 1.00E+00 1.00E+04 1.00E+08 3579 Magnitude Annual occurence
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MEASURING EARTHQUAKES • Intensity – Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale – Drawback is that destruction may not be a true measure of severity
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MEASURING EARTHQUAKES •M a g n i t u d e • Intensity
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MEASURING EARTHQUAKES • Intensity (1971 San Fernando Valley Earthquake, Magnitude = 6.6)
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MEASURING EARTHQUAKES • Intensity (1994 Northridge Earthquake, Magnitude = 6.7)
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EARTHQUAKE RELATED HAZARDS • Ground motion material amplification.
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EARTHQUAKE RELATED HAZARDS material amplification
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Wave Transport in Different Materials Steel rod Spring
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Plate Boundary Earthquakes
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US EARTHQUAKES •S o u t h e r n A l a s k a – Above a subduction zone – March 1964
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US EARTHQUAKES
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course GEO SCI 106 taught by Professor Xu during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin Milwaukee.

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