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13.7: Lab Exercise (Part B)

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  • Part B - Liquefaction

    Download the kml file from the USGS for Google Earth found here: http:// earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/nca/bayarea/kml/liquefaction.kmz (Alternately the file can be downloaded from this site: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/ nca/bayarea/liquefaction.php). Note that this file adds a layer of liquefaction susceptibility, with areas more likely to experience liquefaction in yellow, orange, or red. Once in Google Earth, type in San Francisco, CA. Zoom in to less than 25 miles to see the layers added and note where liquefaction is most likely, then answer the following questions. When necessary, type locations into the Search box to locate them.

     

    10. A significant earthquake hits San Mateo, California while you are there. During the shaking you are caught indoors. Would you rather be at the US Social Security Administration Building (located at South Claremont Street, San Mateo) or with the San Mateo Park Rangers (located at J Hart Clinton Drive, San Mateo)?

    a. the US Social Security Administration Building

    b. the San Mateo Park Rangers

     

    11. While visiting California, you become violently ill and must visit a hospital. Based off of your fears of a possible earthquake occurring, would you rather go to Highland Hospital in Oakland or Alameda Hospital in Alameda?

    a. Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA

    b. Alameda Hospital, Alameda, CA