Flashcards in quiz 5, Chapter 2, pp. 41-49 Deck (9):
What is the most famous scale used to measure earthquake strength?
Richter magnitude scale
What is considered the most reliable method to mathematically measure an earthquake's strength
moment magnitude scale
Which measurement of earthquake strength is based on an earthquake's effects on people and buildings
Modified Mercalli Scale
Which technique of earthquake-resistant construction involves constructing the building on bedrock
In which technique of earthquake-resistant construction does the building have internal structures designed to absorb energy
In which technique of earthquake-resistant construction is the building on movable ''stilts''
the most active earthquake zone
stretches from northern Africa, through southern Europe and Asia, to Indonesia