The table below shows what material we will cover on different days. For each day, items listed with a blue background show the topics we will cover, and those with a yellow background show what resources, available on Canvas, are relevant for that day's discussions. Check out the Items highlighted in bold on Wikipedia.
Global Seismology Poster (Both Sides)
What is an Earthquake?
Where and when did it occur?
1755 Lisbon, Portugal
1755 Boston (Cape Ann)
1783 Calabria, Italy
Lyell v1 Chapter 24
Lyell v1 Chapter 25
Visual Represntatin in Eighteenth Century EQ Studies
What are seismic waves?
What can we learn from them?
1811–12 New Madrid earthquakes
1886 Charleston, South Carolina
Fact Sheet 09-3071
New Madrid Earthquake Sequence
20 Cool Facts about the NMSZ
1886 Charleston Earthquake Circular 985
What happens to a city in an Earthquake?
Lawson Commission Report:
Volume I Part 2
How did the 1906 Earthquake Occur?
When will we hava another one?
Harry Fielding Reid
HF Reid Handout
Structure of the Earth
Richter magnitude scale
Mercalli intensity scale
Moment magnitude scale
Locate Underground Nuclear Tests
2017 North Korean nuclear test
Distinquish Earthquakes from bomb tests
1964 Alaska Earthquake
Alaska 1964 Regional effects pp. 543
Alaska 2002 Earthquake.pdf
HF Reid Handout
Front and Back
Fact Sheet 08-3017_508.pdf
Fact Sheet 08-3018_508.pdf
Earthquakes in NY and the Northeast US
Aggawal & Sykes.pdf
Barstow C-L fault.pdf
NE EQs Fact Sheet 0006-01.pdf
Fletcher & Sykes.pdf
G.K. Gilbert EQs.pdf
Turcotte EQ Prediction.pdf
Kerr Animal EQ Prediction.pdf
Nuclear Power Plants and EQ in NY.pdf
Blue Mountain Lake EQ Prediction.pdf
Kafka Exaggerated Prediction.pdf
NEGSA meeting in Burlington VT
The Great L.A. Earthquake.rtf
1989 Loma Preata earthquake
Loma Prieta 1045
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami
2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
Boxing Day Sumatra 20041226.pdf
2011-04-05 Japan EQ.pdf
Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79
1600 Peru Eruption.pdf
Volcanic Woes may have Contributed...
Bowen's reaction series
1973 Heimaey -Eldfell eruption
2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull
Toba Bottleneck Ambrose.pdf
1980 Mount St. Helens
1991 Mount Pinatubo
GISP volcanic events 7000 yr.pdf
Robock Volcanoes Climate 2013 EOS.pdf
Robock Volcanoes Climate1998.pdf
Volcanism Greenland ice.pdf
There will be two one-hour-long Graded Learning Opportunities, each worth 25% of your grade, and a two-hour Final Graded Learning Opportunity, worth 50% of your grade. Exams will try to probe your understanding and comprehension of the material. (See Learning Outcomes.)
This syllabus represents my plan for the semester as of the first day of the semester. It is subject to change at my discretion. If you desire to see it modified to include additional material, or omit material which you believe has been adequately covered in some other course, please bring this to my attention as soon as possible.
Please note that attendance is not required. If you attend class, it is expected that you are there to learn what is being discussed. Therefore, if you need to write a paper, surf the web, text message your friends, or engage in other activities which are not part of our classroom discussion, please do not come to class.