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Earthquakes - Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future (Part 2)

Course Outline

Earthquakes are natural ground motions caused as the Earth releases energy. In this webinar series, we will study earthquake damages and lessons learned from five major earthquakes: The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (7.8 magnitude), 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake (7.1 magnitude), the Great 2008 Sichuan Earthquake (8.0 magnitude), the Great 2010 Chilean Earthquake (8.8 magnitude), and the Great 2011 Japan Earthquake (9.0 magnitude). The second part of the series focuses on the seismic research and retrofitting for structures. Students will understand the basics of seismic design philosophy and building code requirements. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to understand:

Course Content

There is no lecture notes for this webinar.

Because this course is offered as a "live" course, you are required to attend the webinar at the scheduled time and date. Please check the Webinar Schedule under course description on our website for scheduled meeting date and time. We will send you an invitation through email approximately 24 hours before the webinar (confirmation of the receipt of the invitation is required). The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz. Thank you for your cooperation.

Related Links

For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following web pages:

National Earthquake Information Center - NEIC
USGS - Earthquake Hazards Program
Southern California Earthquake Center
FEMA - Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Handbook
Earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Before you attend the webinar, you need to print the quiz questions from your browser for the discussion during the webinar. At the end of the webinar, you need to complete the quiz and submit your answers to obtain the PDH credits (quiz deadline: midnight on the webinar date).

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.