The Effects Of Earthquakes On The Earth

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There are many different types of natural disasters that occur in our world. Some of these include tornadoes, hurricanes, and tsunamis. The most frightening of all of these is an earthquake because there is no warming before they rock the earth. With all the media attention to natural disasters lately, are Californians ready for a big quake? The earth 's subsurface is broken up into a bunch of puzzle-like pieces. These puzzle pieces are called tectonic plates. The edge of the tectonic plates are called faults and this is typically where earthquakes occur. There are three types of boundaries that the pieces can have; divergent, convergent, and transform. Earthquakes occur at transform boundaries most often. At a transform boundary, the two…show more content…
This could never happen. The only thing that is close to this is that it is possible that the earthquake could be felt in Nevada and states that neighbor California. Even though there are many critiques about the movie, it is important to realize how prepared the main character was. The main characters knew what to do when the earthquake struck by getting under a stable piece of furniture and holding. Another tip is that if cell service is down, the landlines will still work. Lastly, during the tsunami warning, the characters knew to get to high ground…show more content…
This is considered one of the worst natural disasters in the United States history. It demolished close to 500 city blocks. After the quake, there was a quick response from the military, but this did not help much because the city was in ruins. The earthquake killed 3,000 people and destroyed nearly 200,000 homes, leaving half of the city’s population homeless. Just as in Nepal, aid quickly poured in but it was a long road ahead to recovery for many (Archives.gov).
The government stepped in and enacted a few different emergency appropriations. The city was forced to pay for “food, water, tents, blankets, and medical supplies in the weeks following the quake and the fire” that was started shortly after the quake (Archives.gov). The government also gave funds to rebuild many of the damaged and destroyed public buildings. But this was a good reaction to the earthquake.
I hope that if a big earthquake that the government and international aid will have the ability to reach as many people as they can. The ways that I am preparing for this earthquake is by finding my safe spot in my house and, most importantly, creating a survival kit. The devastation from the earthquakes inspire me to prepare as well as I can if any disaster strikes. I will be prepared if an earthquake strikes, will

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