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Earthquake Waves

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Vanessa DoPhan

on 22 January 2016

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Transcript of Earthquake Waves

Driving Question:
How do earthquakes waves affect the foundation of a building?
Christian, Spencer, and Antonia Felix. Shake, Rattle, and Roll: The World's Most Amazing Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Other Forces. New York: J. Wiley & Sons, 1997. Print.




Shake, Rattle, & Roll (book)

Thanks For Listening!
Earthquake Destruction
By Vanessa, Florence,Hannah, Chanell, & Rhea
- Tape
- Stable Platform
- 16 Toothpicks
- 4 Jenga Blocks
- Plastic Container (preferably below 6 inches)
- Sand
1. Put box on surface and fill container to about 2 in. of sand.
When an earthquake hits, it liquify or moves the ground beneath it. This may make a foundation of a building unstable.
2. Use marshmellows to stick toothpicks together and make a building like structure.
3. Stick toothpicks stick to each corner of the square made of the Jenga Blocks. Jenga blocks will be used as the base of the building
5. Place structure deep enough in container to reach the base.
4. Tape toothpicks sticks horizontly halfway through the vertical Jenga blocks.
6. Shake container and record results Did any part of the structure break? Did the base support the building?
Permanent ground deformations can tear a structure apart.
The movement when the plate moves slowly, continuously releasing presure is called a fault creep.
"Most earthquake-induced home damage is caused by the ground shaking."

The building structure was straight at first then started to.
tilted to left a lot, and eventually started to break and fall. However, when the structure fell completely down it stayed together.

It fell toward the source of the force.
Nothing broke however and our structure was deformed.

Results on Expirement:
The earthquake we created, affected the building foundation, since the builded fell and broke. The result is that earthquakes highly affect the foundation of a building. So the answer to our driving question is, yes, it does.
THIS is basically our expirement.
When the ground shakes, the foundation of the building vibrate in
Fault creep is an aseismic fault slip that occurs in the uppermost part of the earth's crust during the time interval between large stress-releasing earthquakes on a fault or as "afterslip" in the days to years following an earthquake.

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