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Unformatted text preview: Shaking, Liquefaction, Tsunami (Earthquake at sea, must be an up and down motion), Fire, Avalanche What are the major factors leading to loss of life during earthquakes? Size of Earthquake (magnitude), Population Density, Construction Style, Local Geology, Local Life Support Systems Given a large quake in an urban area, what is the single greatest contributor to loss of life? Population Density Does Texas have earthquakes? If so, how seismically active is Texas? Yes 1846-1986 106 Quakes Magnitude of 3 or greater a year. On average, how many Texas quakes per year are there? Has anyone ever been killed? 3 Nobody has ever been killed. But just across the border someone did....
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course GEOL 1420 taught by Professor Wagner during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.
- Fall '10