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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
B.Ward
Semester
Summer

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Learning Objectives Outline  Know what an earthquake is  Understand how scientists measure earthquakes  Be familiar with earthquake processes such as faulting, tectonic creep, and the formation and movement of seismic waves  Know which regions are most at risk for earthquakes and why  Know and understand the effects of earthquakes such as shaking, ground rupture, tsunami and liquefaction  Identify how earthquakes are linked to other hazards such as landslides, fire, tsunamis  Know how human beings interact with and affect earthquake hazards  Understand how we can minimize seismic risk, and recognize adjustments we can make to protect ourselves (building code)  Earthquakes  Over 2 million deaths in last 100 years  Depends on building codes, how deep earthquakes was, population   Earthquake – Terminology  Results from rupture of rocks along a fault
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