All faults will cause earthquakes.
Partitions, ceilings, and exterior walls can __________ a building’s vibration.
Seismic waves generally travel much shorter distances on the West Coast than on the East Coast because:
The Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale measures the __________ of an earthquake.
Which of the following activities may be considered mitigation?
Buildings are assigned to Seismic Use Groups on the basis of ______ .
Temporary as well as permanent structures built following a disaster using Federal funds through the Stafford Act must meet the requirements of Executive Order 12699
A building constructed according to the NEHRP Provisions may sustain enough damage during an earthquake that it must be demolished.
When a building and the ground vibrate at the same rate, they resonate and the vibrations______________ .
Earthquake activity can be caused by ___________ movement of plates.
What is the clearest indication that your community is seismically safe?
In order to make the construction of seismically safe buildings economically possible, the ICSSC drafted Executive Order 12699 to mandate that a building should be designed to prevent:
Which term refers to powerful ocean waves caused by an earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption on the sea floor?
Liquefaction occurs when:
Which of the following is not a horizontal bracing system?
NEHRP was created as a result of:
A fault is a fracture in the earth’s outer shell, on either side of which rock mass moves ______________.
Scientists use __________ waves to find an earthquake’s epicenter.
Two of the objectives of NEHRP were to educate the public about earthquake risk reduction and increase the use of existing scientific and engineering knowledge to mitigate earthquake hazards.
___________ waves cause most of the damage to the built environment during an earthquake.
A tall building has a longer natural period than a short one.
The Provisions consider a building’s seismicity and its Seismic Use Group and assign it to a _____________ in order to define its seismic safety requirements.
The ideal characteristics for building materials in seismically active areas are ductility and stiffness.
The NEHRP Provisions provide two seismic hazard maps that contain quantitative measures from which seismic forces on buildings may be determined. Which of the following variables were not considered in developing these maps?
All Federal agencies have the same seismic safety standards.
If the region in which you live has not experienced an earthquake in 200 years, your earthquake hazard is low.
A community that is likely to incur a great deal of damage during an earthquake is referred to as having a high seismic ______________.
The NEHRP Provisions addressed effective methods of seismic design and construction of:
The owner of a new office building, currently under construction, is going to lease 20 percent of the building’s space to the Federal Government and is therefore subject to the requirements of Executive Order 12699.
The Richter Scale measures the __________ of an earthquake.