Lecture 17

Lecture 17 - Famous
Earthquakes


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Unformatted text preview: Famous
Earthquakes
 Read
about
these
in
your
text
–
be
able
to
iden3fy
from
a
brief
descrip3on.
 What
makes
an
earthquake
famous?
Size,
Deaths,
Learned
Something.
 I.
Domes3c
California
 
1857
Fort
Tejon 
 
1872
Owens
Valley 
 
1906
San
Francisco 
 
1933
Long
Beach
 
1971
San
Fernando
 
1989
Loma
Prieta
 
1992
Landers
 
1994
Northridge
 
 
 
 

 

 

 Study
area
for
the
Parkfield
Earthquake
 Experiment
at
Parkfield,
California.
 The
Parkfield
area
is
considered
an
ideal
 place
to
study
the
earthquake
process.
 The
San
Andreas
Fault
(red
line)
last
 ruptured
here
in
1966
(yellow
zone).
 A
similar
rupture
in
1857
was
a
foreshock
 to
the
last
great
earthquake
in
southern
 California,
the
1857
Fort
Tejon
magnitude
 7.9
event
(pink
zone).
Brown
squares
 represent
sites
of
geophysical
monitoring
 instruments,
including
seismometers,
 strainmeters,
creepmeters,
and
 global
posi3oning
system
(GPS)
receivers.
 Sept. 28, 2004 Mw = 6.0 1857
Fort
Tejon
 Seismic
Intensity
Map
 1933
Long
Beach
California
 1933
Long
Beach
California
 II.

Domes3c
(not
in
California)
 
1811‐1812
New
Madrid,
Missouri
 
1886
Charleston,
South
Carolina
 
1964
Alaska
 III.

Foreign:
 1923
Kwanto,
Japan
 1929
Grand
Banks,
Canada
 1960
Agadir,
Morocco
 1960
Southern
Chile 

 1975
Haicheng,
China 

 1976
Tangshan,
China
 2004
Sumatra
Earthquake
and
Tsunami
 ...
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