EPS C20: Earthquakes in Your Backyard

EPS C20: Earthquakes in Your Backyard (Fall 2014, UC Berkeley). Instructor: Professor Richard Allen. This course provides an introduction to earthquakes, their causes and effects. General discussion of basic principles and methods of seismology and geological tectonics, distribution of earthquakes in space and time, effects of earthquakes, and earthquake hazard and risk, with particular emphasis on the situation in California.

California and Earthquakes

Lecture 01 - California and Earthquakes
Lecture 02 - Future Earthquakes: The Hayward Temblor, Part I
Lecture 03 - Future Earthquakes: The Hayward Temblor, Part II
Lecture 04 - Case Study: Hurricane Katrina - Lessons to Learn
Lecture 05 - Earthquake Preparedness
Lecture 06 - Faults: The Product of Earthquakes
Lecture 07 - Case Study: The Hayward Fault
Lecture 08 - Case Study: The Great 1906 Earthquake and Firestorm
Lecture 09 - Where Earthquakes Occur
Lecture 10 - Plate Tectonics
Lecture 11 - Building Up to an Earthquake
Lecture 12 - Generating the Wiggles
Lecture 13 - Interpreting Seismograms
Lecture 14 - Earthquake Intensity and Magnitude
Lecture 15 - Seismic Gaps and Creep
Lecture 16 - Tsunamis, Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Lecture 17 - Case Study: Deadliest Volcanoes
Lecture 18 - Earthquake Prediction
Lecture 19 - Earthquake Forecasting
Lecture 20 - Earthquake Early Warning
Lecture 21 - Case Study: Buildings: The Good and the Bad
Lecture 22 - The Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
Lecture 23 - Review: Your Charge: Planning for Disasters

EPS 20: Earthquakes in your backyard
Instructor: Professor Richard Allen. Lecture Notes and Reading Downloads. The goal of this class is to inform future leaders of our society about the various hazards associated with earthquakes and tsunamis.