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dc.contributor.authorYeats, Robert S.-
dc.creatorYeats, Robert S.-
dc.description.sponsorshipPublication and on-going maintenance of this textbook is possible due to grant support from Oregon State University Ecampus.-
dc.description.tableofcontentsPart I. Introduction<br><br> Part II. Plates, Geologic Time, and Earthquakes<br> 1. A Concept of Time<br> 2. Plate Tectonics<br> 3. Earthquake Basics<br> 4. Cascadia<br> 5. Earthquakes in the Juan de Fuca Plate<br> 6. Earthquakes in the Crust: Closer to Home<br> 7. Memories of the Future: The Uncertain Art of Earthquake Forecasting<br><br> Part III. Shaky Ground and Big Waves<br> 8. Solid Rock and Bowls of Jello<br> 9. Tsunami!<br><br> Part IV. Prevention and Countermeasures<br> 10. Earthquake Insurance: Hazards, Perils, Risks, and Losses<br> 11. Is Your Home Ready for an Earthquake?<br> 12. Earthquake Design of Large Structures<br> 13. The Federal Government and Earthquakes<br> 14. The Role of State and Local Government<br> 15. Preparing for the Next Earthquake<br> 16. An Uncertain Appointment with a Restless Earth-
dc.publisherOregon State University-
dc.rightsCC BY-NC |
dc.subjectEarthquake engineering-
dc.titleLiving With Earthquakes In The Pacific Northwest : A Survivor's Guide-
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access-
ecO-OER.InstitutionalAffiliationOregon State University-
ecO-OER.ISNI0000 0001 2112 1969-
lrmi.learningResourceTypeLearning Resource - Textbook-
dc.description.abstractIn this expanded new edition of Living with Earthquakes, Robert Yeats, a leading authority on earthquakes in California and the Pacific Northwest, describes the threat posed by the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a great earthquake fault which runs for hundreds of miles offshore from British Columbia to northern California. New research reveals subtle movements on the deepest part of this fault every 14-15 months — building up strain toward the next major earthquake. Combining cutting-edge research with practical safety information, Living with Earthquakes: introduces new information about the danger from faults beneath major Northwest cities: the Seattle Fault, Tacoma Fault, and Portland Hills Fault -- Explores such topics as earthquake forecasting, catastrophe insurance, tsunamis, soil liquefaction, and seismic waves in Northwest lakes caused by Alaskan earthquakes -- Reviews earthquake preparedness and disaster response in the aftermath of the 2001 Nisqually earthquake, the worst natural disaster in Washington’s history -- Suggests actions that citizens can take to protect their families and homes.-
dc.description.abstractAn essential guide for anyone interested in understanding earthquake science or in preparing for the next earthquake, this book is also a call to action. Vivid descriptions of recent disasters — including the great tsunami that swept down the Northwest coast in 1964, the 1993 Oregon earthquakes, and the 2001 Nisqually earthquake — underscore the urgent need for better earthquake planning and awareness.-
dc.subject.otherSciences - Earth Sciences-
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