Earthquake Hazards and Safety

Liquefaction:  phenomenon in which the strength and stiffness of a soil is reduced by earthquake shaking or other rapid loading.

Aftershock:   An earthquake that occurs after a larger earthquake in the same area.

Tsunami: large wave caused by sea floor displacement.

 Making Buildings Safer

            Choice of Location:  solid rock vs. sand or soil

            Reinforce homes: bracing

            Construction Methods

                        Fixed base vs. Isolated Base

Protecting Yourself

            Drop , Cover, and Hold

 Monitoring Faults

            Creep Meter



            Satelite monitors