Measurement of how likely an area is to have damaging earthquakes in the future
Based on idea that a major earthquake is more likely to occur along the part of an active fault where no earthquakes have occurred for a certain period of time.
Area along a fault where relatively few earthquakes have occurred recently but where strong earthquakes have occureed in the past
Process of making older structures more earthquake resistant
Cross braces, flexible pipes and active tendon system
Way to make a building more earthquake resistant
How to prepare before an earthquake
Heavier objects on lower shelves, escape plan (place to meet), Have a kit of food, water, flashlight, radio, and fire extinguisher
What should you do when an earthquake starts and you are inside?
Lay face down under a table or desk in the middle of the room
What should you do after an earthquake?
Calm down, remove yourself from danger, stay out of damaged buildings