California’s unique geography as a state makes it a very appealing place to call home. From the odd east to west transverse San Gabriel mountain ranges of the Los Angeles Basin, to the bumpy coastal ranges of the Bay Area, any person can find a compatible topographic terrain to their liking. California may seem to be the perfect place to live with its ideal climate and extensive geographic features. However, due to California’s location over the shifting continental plates, coupled with its enormous and also multiple faults, at any time this great state can fall victim to a seismic disaster. After examining evidence from both Rong-Gong Lin’s II Los Angeles Times article of April 18, 2016 and the NOVA videos Killer Quake ( 2006), Earthquake (2007), as well as Geologic Journey II – Episode 3 (The Pacific Rim: Americas) – Part 3 (San Francisco) and The Great San Francisco Earthquake (American Experience ~ 2005), one can take a comparative account of the three major earthquakes of California’s past. Although each earthquake was very devastating on is own; the Great Quake 0f 1906, the Loma Prieta quake of 1989, and the NorthRidge quake of 1994 each amounted to an extensive forfeiture of property and life. Each of these earthquakes created much suffering and loss. It is imperative for each citizen of this great state to understand the damage that a California quake can actually do and be prepared; for the threat of one always looms.
Earthquakes in North Texas have been popular in the past couple of years. Texas has never been a state to host earthquakes like the ones being experienced. There has been many theories from locals about the causes of minor earthquakes. What are their theories about the increasing in earthquakes in North Texas? One, is the Hydraulic “fracking”, the drilling that effects the underground soil to crack. It only gives airways for gas or oil to work its way up to the surface. The theory of hydraulic fracturing does not add up for some but that the wastewater disposals theory is a better conclusion. Wastewater disposals or water injections are related to “fracking” institutions. Wastewater disposals are water tunnels filled from underground that can
Imagine if you had to restart your life, new shelter, new job, new lifestyle. Well locals or people in the Philippines had to restart their life when an earthquake with an magnitude of 7.1 hit the country and destroyed people’s lives. The earthquake had a devastating 7.1 magnitude. The earthquake hit the Philippines on October 15th, 2013. The likely culprit of the earthquake was the East Bohol Fault because the two tectonic plates were sliding against each other and the creates an earthquake. Sadly, earthquake killed more than 90 people. Ports, schools, and airports were damaged. A hospital collapsed then that lead to a killing of 18 people. Children were also injured at sports complexes because people rushed the exits when the the ground started to shake. Lastly, 5 people were killed in a landslide that was triggered from the earthquake. What really matters though is how people respond to the
The devastating 2010 earthquake left Haiti in ruins. This meant Haiti would mostly rely on foreign aids to stand back to its feet. Most didn’t hesitate to come in to assist mostly the USA and other foreign aids which donated over $5 billion to help Haiti. However, so many questions have been raised on to how well these funds were used. This report includes facts to show how the funds were voluntarily misappropriated by a number of players including the foreign aids (both domestic and foreign), NGOs as well as the administration. This report also gives a summary of the election that happened the same year. This serves to demonstrate how the election was full of malpractices and fraud. The leaders elected especially the president and his government were not good enough in leading the nation to stability.
The southeastern United States should, by all means, be relatively quiet in terms of seismic activity. It's located in the interior of the North American Plate, far away from plate boundaries where earthquakes usually occur. But the area has seen some notable seismic events -- most recently, the 2011 magnitude-5.8 earthquake near Mineral, Virginia that shook the nation's capital.
The entire West coast of the Americas lies on the edge of geologic plates, a large portion of these plate boundaries are subduction zones. These geologic features present some very serious risks such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic activity. Although we have known about these risks for many years and have experienced many disasters of varying scales, people living in these known disaster zones still do not prepare. Earthquake drills are usually drills people participate in to streamline evacuation practices implemented by emergency service personnel, but offer little value to participants. The purpose of this research is to investigate the influence of regular earthquake drills or emergency exercises on individual
About 4000 people were killed over 9000 that were injured that was this famous event you might ask? It was the loma prieta earthquake, also known as the world series earthquake. Taking place in san francisco 1898 this was one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in the bay area. This earthquake caused an estimate of 5.6 billion dollars for the total damage it had done .The person the was interviewed for this event was Mr.Demichel.he was about 10 when he felt the earthquake.
The dump site was originally a reservoir that had been used to dump all the rubble from the earthquake in 2010. It was also the dumping site for many of the bodies of people who had died in the earthquake, along with the medical waste and bodies of those who died from the Cholera epidemic later that year. It was the only water source for those who lived in the poor community called Cité Soleil, which was, and still is, known as the Western Hemisphere's most dangerous
My topic is going to revolve around earthquakes in the Western coast of the United States of America. Earthquakes have interested me ever since I was a little girl. I went through probably 3 earthquakes in my childhood. One of them was in Corona, California. I was about 5 years old when it happened. The other one was here in Santa Rosa, and I was about 4 years old. I remember my mom being pregnant with my little sister when it happened, and I remember running down the stairs of my house with her. My dad worked (and still works to this day) in San Francisco, so she called him to ask if he was okay. Anyways, I believe that one day scientists will be able to predict earthquakes, just like they predict the weather. I really hope I get to see the
B. 2004 Sumatra Andaman Earthquake (Indian Ocean Earthquake), 1964 Alaska Earthquake (Good Friday Earthquake), 1960 Great Children Earthquake
Did you know that earthquakes can build mountains and volcanoes,destroy houses, lose of jobs, and it have even killed people.An earthquake is when two contients hit together really hard to form a volcanoes or mountains. Gondwana was from 250 years ago. In the blog, there was blue smoke everywhere and helicopters clatter the sky. In the news report, the Loma Prieta Earthquake, killed people and take lots of people out of their houses.In the insurance claim, it would cost over milloins of dollars to fix your home.Earthqukes have an effect on people, earth, and properties.
One reason why everyone did not evacuate to high grounds after the earthquake was because inn past earthquakes, people often evacuated and there would be no tsunami. So, many people thought they will be okay and there’s not need to evacuate.
Mexico is one of the world's most seismically active regions, sitting atop several intersecting tectonic plates. These seismic forces cause an average of 40 earthquakes a day in Mexico. From their training and experience, search and rescue dogs can be classified broadly as either air-scenting dogs or trailing (and tracking) dogs. They also can be classified according to whether they scent discriminate, and under what conditions they can
Destructive, devastating, massive, and strong ! Earthquakes are sudden movements in the Earth’s crust that occur along faults where one rock mass slides past another one.
The United States is prone to many natural disasters that most of the population is not well prepared for. For example, 87% of the population have not taken enough precautions for emergencies that are likely to occur (American Public Health Association, 2007). Specifically, in California, there are many natural hazards to consider such as, earthquakes, fires, and floods (LA City, 2018). For instance, in Southern California, there are approximately 10,000 earthquakes that occur each year. Earthquakes can happen during any weather conditions and at any time of the day (LA City, 2018). Therefore, it is very important to have an earthquake preparedness kit that holds sufficient supplies for the number of people living in each household (Ready