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6: Earthquakes

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    14525
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    Learning Outcomes

    After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

    • Determine how to locate the epicenter of an earthquake.
    • Determine liquefaction vulnerability of a community.
    • Identify how different geologic materials behave during an earthquake, and the resulting impact on structures.
    • Identify earthquake hazard potential of the Bay Area

    Thumbnail: “Surface Rupture” (Public Domain; USGS)


    6: Earthquakes is shared under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Chloe Branciforte & Emily Haddad (ASCCC Open Educational Resources Initiative) .

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