This page provides a brief outline of, lists the main points of, gives links to figures for, and lists the assigned reading for a lecture in Dr. Bruce Railsback's GEOL 1121 class at the University of Georgia. This page is not intended as a set of lecture notes, and it cannot subsititute for a set of lecture notes. Familiarity with this page alone will not assure satisfactory grades on exams in the course.

Lecture 16 (Monay, February 25): Earthquakes and Seismology III

Brief outline of this lecture:
Predicting Earthquakes
Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes
Earthquakes in Eastern North America

Main points of this lecture:
Meaningful prediction of earthquakes is presently nearly impossible.
Earthquakes take place at plate boundaries
The eastern US has nonetheless had some major earthquakes in the last 200 years.

Figures used in this lecture:
Prediction of Earthquakes
Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics
Locations of Intraplate Earthquakes

Reading assignments:
          pp. 75-93.

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