An earthquake generates a series of seismic waves that travel through the interior or near the surface of the Earth. There are four types of seismic waves.

How will three identically engineered buildings react to an earthquake on different types of substrate?

The first set of waves to be detected by seismographs

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How Seismic Waves Cause Damage During an Earthquake 8 March,2017Andrea Aust

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Andrea Aust

Andrea is the Senior Manager of Science Education for KQED, where she has been developing science education resources and providing professional learning for STEM educators for more than 10 years. Andrea graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Environmental Science and earned her M.A. in Teaching and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from the University of San Francisco. Prior to KQED, she taught, developed, and managed marine science and environmental education programs in Aspen, Catalina Island and the Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter at @KQEDaust.

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