1.3 Define Earthquakes for Engineering Design

Course subject(s) II. Seismicity

In this lecture Ziggy Lubkowski explains some of the basic seismological and engineering terms that are used to define the size of an earthquake, such as intensity, magnitude and peak ground acceleration. In addition, the lecture introduces the importance of soft soils amplifying earthquake ground motions.

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