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Earthquake Engineering: Home


Narrower term:

  • Earthquake hazard analysis
  • Earthquake resistant design
  • Lifeline earthquake engineering

Broader term:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Engineering geology

Related Term:

  • Shear walls


Earthquake Engineering

Scope Note

"Earthquake Engineering encompasses a broad range of activities that seek to minimise the damage and disruption communities suffer when hit by an earthquake. The subject includes: assessing the tectonic and fault mechanisms that generate earthquakes to estimate when they will occur and how large they will beunderstanding how the earthquake energy transmits through the ground; quantifying the likely ground surface responses at a specific site throughout the life of a structureassessing the liquefaction potential of soils at specific sitesdesigning structures and lifeline services (electricity, gas, transport, water, and wastewater) to minimise the damage and disruption during and after an earthquake; planning for emergency response and post-earthquake recoverypreparing communities for earthquakes." -- Earthquake Engineering. (n.d.). Retrieved August 05, 2020, from

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