Plate Tectonics Press Release
Natural destroys are a part of the nature of the world. There are many different kinds of natural destroys hurricanes, tornados, tropical storms, and earthquakes. The great state of California is no stranger to its part of natural destroyers. Many cities in the state have had its share having earthquakes. Earthquakes are produced by abrupt motion along a fault when friction that resists such motion is overcome by stress. Cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles have been known to have earthquake as well.
California sits along the San Andreas Fault and there is more than just this one that has been named. Many earthquakes are produced by motions along the fault, but the movement isn’t the only reason for an earthquake. There has to be appoint of focus this is the place where the movement starts first and above this point is the epicenter. The epicenter is the point where the most ground motion and damage will occur.
There have been many associated hazard with earthquakes. Even with the city of Los Angeles have strong structured building to deal with the harms and hazards that come with having earthquakes. Many would call these structures earthquake resistant. According to building codes, earthquake-resistant structures are projected to endure the largest earthquake of a certain chance that is likely to occur at their location. This means the loss of life should be decrease by averting collapse of the buildings for rare earthquakes while the loss of functionality should be limited for more frequent ones.
There are many horrible things that come with have to take care of the after math of earthquakes. Even through earthquakes usually are not the direct causes of death and injure people they do cause buildings to fall and falling building and pieces of buildings hurt and kill people. Many people have been killed and injured by buildings due earthquakes and the amount of money it costs to repair the damage is very pricey as well.
In past years many people all over the world have been killed by the damage that earthquakes have caused. A great example of this in March of 2002 1,800 people was killed by the earthquake causing their homes to fall and injure and kill them while they were still inside. Earthquakes also cause tsunamis have also been. Known to cause hundreds and thousands of deaths and this too is caused by earthquakes. On December 26, 2004 along the northwest coast of Sumatra there was the largest earthquake in the last 40 years causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. A tsunamis was the cause of the earthquake that killed hundred if thousands of people. This is just another result of just how powerful this part of nature truly is. After knowing all we do about these earthquakes we still have no way to prevent them. Unlike a hurricane or a tornado there are not earthquake warnings that pop on your television screen to inform you to beware they it will be coming soon.
This is a nature destroy that we have to wait for to determine where it came from exactly and how much damage was truly done. This is a very horrible part about this type of destroyer just not knowing. But there are things that are being done to help slow down or even stop the deaths that have been caused by these earthquakes because it is not the earthquakes that cause deaths it is the builds. We are building more secure structures and take more precautions with the research that has been done. Maybe at some point in the future scientist will be able to know when and where an earthquake will hit. So that we can take the necessary precautions to keep us and our loved ones safe in every single way that we possibility can.
This is only the beginning that the more we learn not only about the earth but the oceans we may know how to prevent are even stop earthquakes and maybe even tsunamis as well. This is a problem all over the world and with everyone working toward the same end I have no doubt that we will be able to make our city a better and safer place to call home. There are many countries that don’t have the same information are the money to build the quality of building that we have here in the United States, but it will only be a matter of time before the information that we have others will also be able to use it to help keep their citizens safe from the effects of earthquakes as well.
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