Courses

E-PSCI 55. Earthquakes and Tectonics

Introduction to earthquakes in the context of global tectonics, source mechanisms, types of natural and induced quakes. Faults in the field, dating earthquakes, materials of fault cores. Observations, introduction to the theory, and analog modeling of earthquake cycles, mountain building, infrastructure response to earthquake ground motion. Introduction to tsunami hazard and to earthquake risk analysis.

Notes: This course fulfills the EPS sub-discipline requirement of Geology, Geophysics and Planetary Science.

Professor: 

Professor: 

Season: 

Spring

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Time: 

10:30-11:45

Course ID: 

205190

Subject Area: 

Earth and Planetary Sciences

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