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GEOLĀ 551. Neotectonics and Seismic Hazard Analysis. 5 Units.

Prerequisites: GEOL 301 and GEOL 360 with a grade of "C" or better in each course
State-of-the-art methods for studying active faults. Topics include basic seismology, significant historic earthquakes, identifying active faults, estimating fault slip rates, types of evidence for prehistoric earthquakes, models for earthquake recurrence, and evaluating the potential for and likely effects of future earthquakes. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Materials fee required. Formerly a topic under GEOL 540.