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Unformatted text preview: such a way that the ground surface ripples or undulates; most earthquake damages are caused by surface waves Rayleigh waves: Cause vertical ground motions Love waves: Cause horizontal ground motions • Sizes of earthquakes Magnitude To describe the amount of shaking/vertical motion as measured by a seismograph Richter Magnitude Scale Intensity Intensity is a (subjective) measure of the earthquake’s effects on humans and on surface features Mercalli Scale of Earthquake Intensity The surface effects produced by an earthquake depends on: Local geologic conditions Quality of construction Distance from the epicentre...
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course CIVIL CIVL taught by Professor Wong during the Spring '11 term at HKU.
- Spring '11