Lecture 15 (Friday, February 22): Earthquakes and Seismology II
Brief outline of this lecture:
Controls on earthquake impact
Damage from Earthquakes
Main points of this lecture:
Local geology influences the impact of earthquakes.
Regional geology and the distribution of faults influences the impact of earthquakes.
The Richter scale measures the magnitude of earthquakes, or the energy released.
The Richter scale is less than ideal, especially in characterizing large earthquakes.
The Mercalli scale measure the intensity of earthquakes in terms of local effects and damage.
Earthquake damage comes in many ways
Figures used in this lecture:
Controls on Earthquake Impact
Measuring Earthquakes I
Measuring Earthquakes II
Dangers of Earthquakes
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