Know Earthquakes
Measure Earthquake | ||
Seismic Waves | What to do when earthquake occurs | |
Earthquake Effects | Earthquake Magnitude | What to do After The Earthquake |
Epicenter and Magnitude data on Earthquakes occurring globally are published by the U.S. Geological Survey on a regular basis. To access these data click here on the Earthquake Data Link.
Earthquakes have far reaching consequences on human lives because of their damage potential. Earthquake occurrences have also provided the scientists opportunity to study and understand the earthquake phenomena, and use the results of these studies to mitigate the effects of strong earthquakes in future on the one hand and study the internal structure of the Earth on the other.
Earthquakes Studies | Earthquake Hazard Mitigation |
Combining the results of Earthquake studies and Engineering practices have led to what is now called Earthquake Engineering. Fundamental the use of Earthquake Engineering in Earthquake Hazard Mitigation is the assessment of the maximum possible effects of the earthquakes at a construction site, and providing for accommodating those effects (e.g. ground vibrations or displacement or both) in the design, so that in the event of such an earthquake, called design basis earthquake, the damage to the structures does not exceed the acceptable limit.
Areas of Earthquake Resistant Design |
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Nuclear Power Plants | Nuclear Wastes | Geological Repositories | Multistory Buildings |
Computational Tools/Software: Substantial effort goes into the application of computational techniques in fixing the inputs for aseismic design in terms of analysis of the available data. Click here to access some of the software used in such analysis.
This page was updated on 13 January, 2011