FEMA IS-325 Answers

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The Earthquake Basics course is a 30-minute independent study that provides basic information on earthquake science, risk, and mitigation techniques for structural and non-structural earthquake mitigation.

The course is intended for a wide range of audiences, including homeowners, business owners, the private sector, federal, state, tribal and local government workforce, first responders, non-profit organizations, volunteers, and community-based organizations. Although certification is not part of the course, short quizzes are included to enhance interactivity and retention.

The course aims to raise awareness of earthquake risk and mitigation strategies for life-saving planning.

The primary audience for the course is all audiences, and there are no prerequisites. The course offers 0.1 CEUs and takes 1 hour to complete.

FEMA IS-325: Earthquake Basics: Science, Risk, and Mitigation Answers

Which of the following is a myth about earthquakes?Earthquakes only happen during the day
During an earthquake, nonstructural systems, such as lighting or ceiling tiles, can cause more problems for people than the structure itselfTrue
Where do most earthquakes occur?At the edges of tectonic plates
When discussing earthquakes, the return period isHow often, on average, an earthquake of a given magnitude repeats
The best thing to do during an earthquake is to run from the buildingFalse
Which of the following terms is used to describe the likelihood of having an earthquake in a given location?Seismicity
Risk is _the combination of hazard and vulnerability.
There are ways to protect your house against future earthquakes.True
If your building is undamaged, you can immediately resume business after an earthquakeFalse
Which of the following natural disasters causes the greatest economic loss?Earthquakes


  1. IS-325: Earthquake Basics: Science, Risk, and Mitigation

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