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Unformatted text preview: Note that answers to some of these questions will come from the video 1. What is a megathrust earthquake? What plate tectonic setting do they occur in, and what areas of the United States are most susceptible to megathrust earthquakes? 2. What is the concept of slow slip on subduction zones? How might awareness of slow slip be useful in predicting earthquakes? 3. What is the concept of "Shake Alert"? How much warning could the Shake Alert system provide for areas right at the epicenter of an earthquake? Despite the limitations, could Shake Alert save lives? Could it reduce damage caused by an earthquake? 4. What are some potential secondary disasters that could occur as the result of a major earthquake? Return to EENS 2040 Homepage EQ Case Histories 9/14/2011 Page 1 of 1...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2012 for the course EENS 2040 taught by Professor Nelson during the Fall '11 term at Tulane.
- Fall '11