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Seismology I

Code: 144883
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Marijan Herak
dr. sc. Ivica Sović , v. pred.
Lecturers: dr. sc. Ivica Sović , v. pred. - Exercises
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Exercises 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Origins, classification and distribution of the earthquakes, seismicity and structure of Earth, plate tectonics, macroseismology: macroseismic scale, interpretation of isoseismal maps. Body waves, travel time tables, Mohorovičić discontinuity, Wiechert-Herglotz method.

After completing the course, students are able to:
- Analyse, interpret and collect macroseismic data,
- Describe effects of earthquakes according to macroseismic scales,
- Define basic terms of macroseismology, plate tectonics and structure of the Earth,
- Compute macroseismic parameters of earthquakes.
  1. Aki, K., P. G. Richards: Quantitative Seismology, 2nd edition, University Science Books, Sausalito, California, 2002.
  2. Stein, S. and M. Wysession: An introduction to Seismology, Earthquakes and Earth structure, Blackwell Publ., 2003.
  3. Lay, T., T. C. Wallace: Modern Global Seismology, Academic Press, San Diego, 1995.
  4. Udias, A.: Principles of Seismology, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom, 1999.
  5. Ben-Menahem, A., S. J. Singh: Seismic waves and sources, Springer Verlag, New York - Heidelberg - Berlin, 1981.
Prerequisit for:
Examination :
Passed : General Physics 4
5. semester
Mandatory course - Regular study - Geophysics
Consultations schedule: