Amplified Ground Shaking from Earthquakes

Amplified ground shaking from earthquakes

Detailed Description

This graphic demonstrates that ground shaking from earthquakes is amplified at sites with sediment compared to those with harder bedrock. The upper panel shows ground shaking at bedrock and sediment sites in Washington, DC, from an earthquake in North Carolina. The lower panel shows ground shaking in DC from an earthquake in Alaska.


Image Dimensions: 2605 x 2521

Location Taken: US