11. Earthquakes

11. Earthquakes - OBJECTIVES FOR EARTHQUAKES 1) What was...

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OBJECTIVES FOR EARTHQUAKES 1) What was the most destructive earthquake in history, and what was the first predicted earthquake in history? 1556 Shesi, China, 830,000 killed. 2) 1975 Liaoning Province, China. 2) What type of strain (brittle, ductile, or elastic) is most important in creating earthquakes? Elastc 3) Where do most earthquakes occur in a specific/local sense, and what is the difference between the focus and the epicenter of an earthquake? Faults. Focus is the point where the strain is released along a fault deep in the interior. Epicenter – point on surface above focus. 4) Where do most earthquakes occur in a general/global sense? Along plate boundaries. 5) What are the four modes of generation for earthquakes? Tectonic earthquakes( most common), volcanic earthquakes, collapse earthquake, explosion earthquakes. 6) What type of plate boundary produces earthquakes with the deepest foci? 7) Is there any place on Earth that is safe from earthquakes?
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course EBGN 101 taught by Professor Any during the Fall '07 term at Mines.

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