Earthquakes_1 - EOSC 114 / Guillaume Carazzo Earthquakes...

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1 Storms Waves EOSC 114 / Guillaume Carazzo Earthquakes Volcanoes Landslides Impacts What is an Earthquake? • Shaking or vibration of the Earth – Most caused by movement on a fault Seismology : the study of earthquakes
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2 Video http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/environment/environment- natural-disasters/earthquakes/earthquake-montage.html Earthquakes • We need to study this for residents, law/policy makers, engineers, architects, urban planners etc.
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3 Earthquake Experience • WHERE in the world? Earthquakes Lecture 1 - Earthquake Basics Lecture 2 - Seismology Lecture 3 - Earthquake magnitude, intensity, building design Lecture 4 - Earthquake prediction and hazards Lecture 5 - Earthquake survival
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4 Outline 1 / Stress and Strain 2 / Geological evidences Learning Goals • Use concepts of (1) stress causing strain and (2) plastic versus brittle deformation to explain how energy is released causing earthquakes • Recognize visual evidence of tectonic forces in rocks and landscapes (e.g. fault types, folding)
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2010 for the course EOSC 114 EOSC 114 taught by Professor Stull during the Spring '10 term at UBC.

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