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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?


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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