Unformatted text preview: Recurrence interval-the average number of years between an event of certain size in a location- for example, floods, storms surges, and earthquakes. Also known as a return period. Risk Map- Seismologists use what they learned about probabilities of where and when an earthquake will strike to estimate the risk for a given area. Retrofitting- modifying existing buildings to minimize the damage during strong earthquake motion. Base Isolation- Seismic engineers have tried to minimize the shaking and therefore the damage by isolating buildings from the shaking ground....
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- Spring '08
- Earthquakes, Earthquake engineering, VocabularyForeshocks- minor earthquakes, earthquakes- Earthquakes, prehistoric fault movements