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1 Storms Waves EOSC 114 / Guillaume Carazzo Earthquakes Volcanoes Landslides Impacts Recap • Concepts of: - stress causing strain - plastic versus brittle deformation • Visual evidence of tectonic forces (fault types, folding)
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2 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 Outline 1 / Plate margins 2 / Seismology - Elastic Rebound Theory - Seismic waves
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3 • Explain the global distribution of earthquakes (i.e. rare, large and frequent small quakes) in terms of tectonic plate interactions and the forces that drive them • Describe how the Earth builds, stores, and releases energy in earthquakes • Describe how an earthquake moves through the Earth (know types of seismic waves) Learning Goals
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4 Have you been in an earthquake ? Vancouver (2010) Paris (2006)
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5 Review of Plate Margins 1) Divergent Margins – Plates moving apart Plate Margins 1) Divergent Margins Are associated with volcanism and many smaller earthquakes Example: Iceland
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6 2) Convergent Margins
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