Earth Physical Geology
Quiz 10: Earthquakes and Earth's Interior
Give Two Reasons Why Moment Magnitude (Mw )Is a Better
Give two reasons why Moment Magnitude (MW )is a better measure of an earthquake's energy than ML for geologists and engineers.
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Name three factors which affect the amount of structural damage to buildings and engineering works that are directly attributable to earthquake vibrations.
Do soft, unconsolidated, non-compacted, water-saturated sediments, or thin, compacted, dry, sand over competent bedrock, generally amplify seismic vibrations most and put buildings at risk.
Provide an example of damage to buildings or engineering works through seismically induced liquefaction or flowage of foundation materials.
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