2. Seismology and Interior

2. Seismology and Interior - Port Au Prince: January, 2010...

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1 Port Au Prince: January, 2010 Getty Images via CNN.com Port Au Prince: Pancake Christian Science Monito photor Caribbean Plate Source: Christian Science Montor, from USGS M = 7.0, depth = 8 km Ave motion = 2 cm/y Haiti Quake History historical large tremors: 2010 1751 1860 1684 1770 1673 1761 1618 8 Events in 400 years: Recurrence Interval = 50 years Note that spacing is not exactly equal Earthquake Cycle: Plates move and Strain accumulates Rocks Break, creating seismic waves Strain accumulates again Santiago: Feb. 2010 www.Examiner.com Talcahuano, Chile: Tsunami Damage Martin Bernetti / AFP - Getty Images
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Tsunami Paths Source: wikipedia Statistics M Deaths Haiti 7.0 270,000 Chile 8.8 700 (as of 3/1) Largest 9.5 1655 (Chile, 1960) Plates, Quakes, Volcanos USGS Locations are not random. Why not? Earth's Interior • How can we determine density structure? • What is density structure?
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