View Dr. Ross Stein’s TEDTalk Video (click the link below) and answer the following questions

  1. Describe two ways that most buildings are seismically weak (this does not include brick, stone or mortar buildings)
  2. Describe two simple ways that these weaknesses can be resolved.
  3. Why has there been a substantial increase in the number of global earthquake-related deaths in the past decade?
  4. What is a soft story? How is that bad for earthquake design?
  5. Along what kind of plate boundary are the largest earthquakes located?  Subduction, Transform, Mid-Ocean ridge.
  6. What information does the seismic hazard model for Ecuador provide to prepare Quito for future earthquakes?

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