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Homework Help: Earth science

Posted by Vanessa on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 3:08pm.

Review the 1906 Quake that hit San Francisco and answer the questions below.

1. San Francisco is found to have been constructed on several large strike-slip faults. If these faults become active, what specific type of damage (based on the type of fault involved) would you expect to see in San Francisco?

Answers:

1. Damaged Buildings

2. Liquefaction: A condition where soil flows like a liquid. This can cause extensive damage in the area including the collapsed overpasses and freeways.

3. Cracks: Extensional features caused by earthquake uplift.

4. Landslides: causing destruction of houses and blocking roads and freeways.

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