Assignment 4

Assignment 4 - CE93-Engineering Data Analysis Mark Hansen...

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CE93-Engineering Data Analysis Mark Hansen, Fall 2009 Assignment 4 Due 9/29/2009 9:10 AM 1. There is an active earthquake fault in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Within the next 50 years, there is a 1% chance that a major earthquake will occur on this fault. There are some populated towns on the east coast of Mauritius, as well as on the west coast of Australia (e.g. the city of Perth). Significant damage will occur to either one of these populated areas if a major earthquake occurs AND if it causes tidal waves in its direction. Suppose that, in the event of an Indian Ocean earthquake, there is a 3% chance of an eastbound tidal wave occurring, and a slightly higher chance (4%) of a westbound tidal wave occurring. However, if an eastbound tidal wave occurs as a result of the earthquake, the probability of a westbound tidal wave also occurring increases to 15%. Consider the period over the next 50 years. a.
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course CE 93 taught by Professor Hansen during the Fall '10 term at Berkeley.

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