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Earthquake Seismology and Earthquake Hazard (GEOL0042)

Key information

Faculty
Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Teaching department
Earth Sciences
Credit value
15
Restrictions
GEOL0012 Global Geophysics or MSc Geophysical Hazard foundation courses. First-year university maths and computer literacy. Highly recommended is GEOL0020 Field Geophysics.

Alternative credit options

This module is offered in several versions which have different credit weightings (e.g. either 15 or 30 credits). Please see the links below for the alternative versions. To choose the right one for your programme of study, check your programme handbook or with your department.

  1. Earthquake Seismology and Earthquake Hazard (GEOL0054)

Description

The course aims to provide an understanding of the dynamics of the solid Earth from theoretical and observational seismology and seismotectonics in relation to earthquake hazard and mitigation. It provides an in-depth study of earthquake seismology and earthquake hazard.

By the end of this module students will acquire the following practical skills:

  • Interpretation of earthquake seismograms;
  • Determining earthquake focal mechanisms and quantitative seismotectonics;
  • Practical approaches to earthquake hazard assessment;
  • Practical earthquake hazard mitigation strategies.

Prerequisites for this module are GEOL0012 Global Geophysics or MSc Geophysical Hazard foundation courses. First-year university maths and computer literacy. Field Geophysics is highly recommended.

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Postgraduate (FHEQ Level 7)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
80% Unseen two and a half hour written examination
20% 2 practical write-ups of 1,500 words
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
3
Module leader
Professor Christopher Kilburn
Who to contact for more information
a.chandler@ucl.ac.uk

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 7)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
80% Unseen two and a half hour written examination
20% 2 practical write-ups of 1,500 words
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
4
Module leader
Professor Christopher Kilburn
Who to contact for more information
a.chandler@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.