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Ge240ReviewSheet3 - Geol 240 Study Sheet #3 Prof. Sammis...

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Geol 240 Study Sheet #3 Prof. Sammis Spring, 2008 Famous Earthquakes Read about these in your text – be able to identify from a brief description. What makes an earthquake famous? Size, Deaths, Learned Something. Foreign: 1923 Kanto, Japan 1929 Grand Banks, Canada 1960 Agadir, Morocco 1960 Southern Chile 1975 Haicheng, China 1976 Tangshan, China Domestic (not in California) 1811-1812 New Madrid, Missouri 1886 Charleston, South Carolina 1964 Alaska Domestic California 1812 San Juan Capistrano 1971 San Fernando 1857 Fort Tejon 1989 Loma Prieta 1872 Owens Valley 1992 Landers 1906 San Francisco 1994 Northridge 1933 Long Beach Earthquake Prediction Statistical Methods Based on recurrence intervals From Gutenberg-Richter distribution of small events From paleoseismic measurements of old earthquakes Based on seismic gaps Based on tidal triggering Deterministic Methods Physical precursors based on dilatancy-diffusion model. Vp/Vs
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