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1.2: Introduction

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  • Figure 1.2.1 Damage caused by an Earthquake

    Earthquakes shake the ground surface, can cause buildings to collapse, disrupt transport and services, and can cause fires. They can trigger landslides and tsunami - in short, earthquakes can be very destructive. In this course you will look at why, where and what happens when they occur and also at how earthquakes are assessed qualitatively and quantitatively.