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MEP Camp. NEES EOT June 21, 2011. DISASTERS!. Tsunamis Landslides Hurricanes Earthquakes etc. Nobody likes them so we better be prepared!. Data is collected and observed. Where there any injuries or deaths?. What type of disaster was this?. What buildings were damaged?.

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MEP Camp


June 21, 2011


  • Tsunamis

  • Landslides

  • Hurricanes

  • Earthquakes

  • etc.

    Nobody likes them so we better be prepared!

Data is collected and observed

Where there any injuries or deaths?

What type of disaster was this?

What buildings were damaged?

When, where and why did it happen?

How big was this event?

Scientist answer these and many more questions, then share their results with the community

Earthquake engineers use data to simulate disasters using instruments like shake tables and tsunami generators

They use the result of their simulations to determine how they can design buildings and bridges

Largest Earthquakes Since 1900 (USGS)


Earthquake engineers design structures in seismic zones to help mitigate damage and decrease the number of fatalities in a natural disaster

Good News! You will be an earthquake engineer today!

  • There will be 3 engineering groups. Each person in the group will have 10 min to build your structure out of your given material.

  • When each group is done, place your structure in the wave tank!

  • Will YOUR structure withstand a tsunami?

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