Earthquake Basics


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Earthquake Basics

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Strike-Slip Fault

Thrust Fault

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California Index Map

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Liquefaction Failure

Inertia Forces

Height / Weight Relationship

Period of Vibration

Chimney Vibration Failure

Porch Vibration Failure

Two Story Vibration Failure

House Elements Resist Horizontal Forces

Cripple Walls

Damage Resulting from Base Shear

Buildings Resist Horizontal Earthquake Forces

Complete Load Path

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No Shear Wall at Garage

Steel Moment Frame

House Elements Resist Gravity

Author: Lee-Ann Lyons


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