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2.1.1: Learning Objectives

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    2087
  • By the end of this course you should be able to:

    • Explain the reasons for earthquakes
    • Understand where in the world earthquakes are most likely to occur

    • Describe the potential consequences of an earthquake

    • Differentiate between earthquake intensity and earthquake magnitude

    • Appreciate the enormous energies released by earthquakes