Quiz on Earthquake & Engineering

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1. A soft storey, also known as a weak story, is defined as a story in a building that has substantially less resistance, or stiffness, than the stories above or below it.
2. For an ideal Rigid building, Time Period is
3.

The power (magnitude) of an earthquake is measured on

4. Which types of boundaries tend to cause large earthquakes?
5. A soft story has inadequate ______________ to resist the earthquake-induced building stresses.
6. Which all statements below are related to Elastic Rebound Theory?
7. Identify the following photograph from a Major Earthquake.

8. The Richter scale measure earthquake in linear Scale.
9. What are Seismic Waves Types?
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What is the branch of Geophysics concerned with the study and analysis of Earthquakes and the science of energy propagation through the Earth’s crust. Seismic

11. As per IS 1893:2002 “A soft storey is one in which the lateral stiffness is less than ___________ of that in the storey above or less than 80 percent of the average lateral stiffness of the three storeys above.

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