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Earthquake Part 1: Introduction
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This lesson talks about various scales to measure earthquakes, type of waves etc.

Bhumika Saini
B Tech from MNIT, Jaipur. Appeared in CSE interview thrice. Loves teaching and playing badminton.

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Kumar Madhukar
10 months ago
thanks Vikesh... because of you all.....thanks again
is intensity inversly proportinol to speed of wave
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Well explained with pictures, I hope one can remember geography topics with visualization and you're doing in that way. Thanks for your great efforts, expecting more videos from you !! Request help to provide pdf's along with videos so that it would be easy for us to revise.
i heard that the love waves are most destructive in nature than all seismic waves. so plz give me correct answer mam.
3 years ago
yes i also heard that L-waves are most destructive...
  1. academy Earthquake Presented By Bhumika Saini

  2. Earthquake - The shaking or trembling of earth caused by - Usually associated with transient disturbance the sudden release of energy in the underlying rocks It may be due to faulting, folding, plate movement, volcaninc eruptions and anthropogenic factors like dams and reservoirs . Continuing adjustment of position results in aftershocks

  3. Terminology Used in the Study of Earthquakes Earthquake intensity Earthquake magnitude Richter Scale Mercalli Scale Fault Focus Seismic wave Seismograph

  4. The Focus and Epicenter of an Earthquake . The point within Earth where faulting begins is the focus, or hypocenter The point directly above the focus on the surface is the epicenter Epicenter Focus

  5. Fault scarp Epicenter Wave fronts Focus Fault

  6. Measurement 2 parameters- Intensity and magnitude 2 scales - 1. Richter scale- By charles.F. Richter - It measures the magnitude of energy released Scale range from o-9. An earthquake that registers 5.o on the Richter scale has a shaking amplitude 10 times that of an earthquake that registered 4.o, and thus corresponds to a release of energy 31.6 times tha earthquake - t released by the lesser

  7. Richter scale 10 Largest Recorded*** (Offshore Chile, 1960) 8.9 RICHTER SCALE Alaska, 1964 Hew Madrid, MO, 1812 GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION GREAT San Francisco, 1906 E 10 8 Great Devastation Fatalities Possible Loma Prieta, CA, 1989 MAJORand Many SEISMOGRAPH TOO K FROM EPCENTER 10 0 MICRONS 7 1 CM) STRONG O 10 6 MODERATE Damage Be ins Fatalities Rare SMALL 1NOT FELT -1 O1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 MAGNITUDE LOGARITHM (BASE 10) OF MAXIMUM AMPLITUDE MEASURED IN MICRONS

  8. Mercalli intensity scale The Mercalli intensity scale is a seismic scale used for measuring the intensity of an earthquake - It measures the effects of an earthquake Scale range 1-12

  9. Modified Mercalli Scale l Detected only by sensitive instruments 1.5 Felt by few persons at rest, especially l on upper floors; delicately suspended objects may swing Felt noticeably indoors, but not always recognized as earthquake; standing autos| rock slightly, vibration like passing truck 2.5 2.5 Felt indoors by many, outdoors by few, at3 doors disturbed; autos rock noticeably IV night some may awaken; dishes, windows Felt by most people; some breakage V of dishes, windows, and plaster; disturbance of tall objects Felt by all, many frightened and run damage small Everybody runs outdoors; damage to construction; noticed by drivers of autos Panel walls thrown out of frames; fall of .5 mud ejected; drivers of autos disturbed V outdoors; falling plaster and chimneys, 4.5_ VII buildings varies depending on quality of 5 5.5 VIII walls, monuments, chimneys; sand and IX cracked, thrown out of plumb: ground X destroyed; ground cracked, rails XI destroyed, fissures in ground, pipes Buildings shifted off foundations, cracked; underground pipes broken Most masonry and frame structures bent, landslides 6.5 dent, uindinideund cracked, rails7 Few structures remain standing; bridges 7.5 broken, landslides, rails bent Damage total; waves seen on ground XII surface, lines of sight and lev distorted, objects thrown up in air

  10. Seismic Waves - Seismic waves are the waves of energy caused by - They are the energy that travels through the earth - The two main types of waves are body waves and the sudden breaking of rock within the earth They are the energy that travels through the earth and is recorded on seismographs. The two main types of waves are body waves and surface waves.

  11. Body Waves wave (transverse wave) - The second type of body wave is the S wave or secondary wave An S wave is slower than a P wave and can only move through solid rock. This wave moves rock Up and down, or side-to-side. s Wave Double Ampliitude

  12. Surface Waves Rayleigh Waves The other kind of surface wave is the Rayleigh wave, named after Lord Rayleigh - A Rayleigh wave rolls along the ground just like a wave rolls across a lake -Because it rolls, it moves the ground up and down, and side-to-side in or an ocean the same direction that the wave is movin Most of the shaking felt from an earthquake is due to the Rayleigh wave, which can be much larger than the other waves. Rayleigh Wave C>

  13. Surface Waves: R and L waves (a) Rayleigh wave Rayleigh wave Love wave b) Love wave