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What are the steps to EQ safety/awareness?

  1. Estimate what EQ of what size are likely to occur (geology)
  2. Given the EQ size we then estimate what the shaking will be (seismology)
  3. Given the shaking estimate the response of different types of buildings (EQ engineering).

Only with all these steps can we act as a society to enact bldg. codes and retrofitting programs to make our community safer.

 

Learn more: Preparedness Information - Earthquake Hazards Program

Tags: Seismology, Liquefaction, Tsunamis, Earthquakes, Faults, Tectonics, Magnitude, Prediction