106 Activity 5

Activity 5: Earthquake Shaking and Damage

    Learning Goals

    After completing this exercise, students will be able to:

  • use the measurements of earthquake hazard, shaking, and intensity to evaluate potential damage from earthquakes;
  • learn the specific, quantitative measurement of earthquake hazard for their residence location;
  • relate ground accelerations to Mercalli intensities;
  • relate Mercalli intensities to damage in structures of varying construction;
  • synthesize the above information to analyze earthquake hazard for their home in written format with correct citations.

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