Free Essays on Southern California Earthquake

  1. Research- Earthquake in Southern California

    Rockin' in Southern CaliforniaSouthern California is one of the most desirable locations in which to reside in the United States of America. A person can be at the beach in the morning and skiing the slopes in the afternoon. The weather leaves nothing to be desired, unless, of course, one enjoys shoveling...

  2. The San Andreas Fault and Its Role in Plate Tectonics and Earthquake Prediction

    The San Andreas Fault and its role in Plate Tectonics and Earthquake Prediction The San Andreas Fault is one of the most widely studied faults in the world. Scientists use an array of methods in collecting data and providing analysis of fault characteristics both past and present. Presently there...

  3. Nova: Killer Quake Documentary Short Essay

    Quake is a documentary style film that revisits the terror and destruction of Southern California earthquakes, and gives predictions for future ones to come. Throughout the film it gives insight on the Northridge Earthquake of 1994, the damage it's caused, and provides facts on the San Andreas Fault....

  4. Earthquakes

    Earthquakes 1- Earthquakes create dust, debris and gas emissions which release toxic gas which pollute our air. Earthquakes can also trigger volcanic eruptions which can cause more carbon to be in the air. 2- 1968 Illinois earthquake. It caused significant structural damage to buildings, the toppling...

  5. Awaiting the Big One

    Awaiting the “Big One” Every once in a while there are earthquakes that greatly affect the people in the surrounding areas. To be more specific, Haiti, Chile, Japan, and Northridge come to mind. These places have experienced some of the largest earthquakes in most recent years and millions of people were affected...

  6. Northridge Earthquake

    1994 Northridge Earthquake On January 17 1994 at 4:30 in the morning, southern California suffered one of its worst earthquakes in over 30 years. It was the first earthquake to strike directly under an urban area of the United States since the 1933 Long Beach earthquake. For about ten to twenty...

  7. Earthquake-Management

    Earthquake Management in Iran A compilation of literature on earthquake Management Iranian Studies Group at MIT Draft: January 6, 2004 Introduction Less than ten days ago, a deadly earthquake devastated the Iranian city of Bam, killing more than 30,000 people and injuring another 50,000....

  8. plate tectonic press release

    Press Release GLG/101 July-27, 2014 Kathy Howard Plate Tectonics Press Release How can the families of Los Angeles be prepared for an earthquake? This is a very important question that haunts us every day, because we don’t always know when they are coming and how bad they will be. I am Donte...

  9. Earthquakes

    Earthquakes An earthquake is a shaking or trembling of the crust of the earth caused by underground volcanic action or by the breaking and shifting of rock beneath the surface. The volcanic action and shifting rocks create strain which continues to build to a sudden release of pressure resulting in...

  10. Plate Tectonics Press Release

    Director of Earthquake Preparedness’ for Los Angles. I am here today to talk to your about earthquake preparedness. During this press release I will be describing the hazards associated with earthquakes in Los Angeles. I will discuss the origin and causes of earthquakes and the relation of earthquakes to plate...

  11. Weather of the Future

    Central Valley, California The landscape of the Delta is ever-changing, due to issues with mankind and global warming. In Heidi Cullen’s, “The Weather of the Future”, the Delta is portrayed as one of the most essential pieces to the survival and success of the Central Valley, California. The fact is that...

  12. Plate Tectonics Paper

    Kozbial-Brown Good Afternoon. My name is Leticia Brown and as Director of Earthquake Preparedness for Los Angeles I would like to address public education on earthquake preparedness. Earthquakes happen when the two sides of a fault slip suddenly against each other. The Pacific...

  13. family value

    Star-Telegram invited Jessica Fleming, a 26-year-old former Fort Worth resident, to write a first-person account of life in Japan after the deadly earthquake and tsunami. Fleming, a 2007 graduate of Texas Christian University, is staying with her fiance's family in Shiogama, about Nanka Nikkei...

  14. Oh god.

    sorry about this.California is the 3rd largest state in the United States in area, after Alaska and Texas.[22] In the middle of the state lies the California Central Valley, bounded by the coastal mountain ranges in the west, the Sierra Nevada to the east, the Cascade Range in the north and the Tehachapi...

  15. Conservative Plate Margins

    activity, these margins are tectonically extremely active and are associated with powerful, considerable magnitude, earthquakes, being the sites of extensive shallow focus earthquakes. Transfer faults are mainly found on the ocean floor, where they offset mid ocean ridges and enable the ocean floor to...

  16. california

    Central Valley, California The landscape of the Delta is ever-changing, due to issues with mankind and global warming. In Heidi Cullen’s, “The Weather of the Future”, the Delta is portrayed as one of the most essential pieces to the survival and success of the Central Valley, California. The fact is that...

  17. domestic terrorism

     Disaster Management DSM 444 Long Beach Airport Earthquake Professor Khatibloo November 22,2013 National University Table of Contents Title Page Table of Contents Overview and Basic Disaster Recovery Process Disaster Recovery and Response 5-8.Abstract 9. Organizational Chart ...

  18. Plate Tectonics Press Release

    I am the Director of Earthquake Preparedness for Los Angeles. I have been assigned to educate you, the public, on earthquake preparedness. Today I will discuss the hazards associated with earthquakes in Los Angeles, the origin and causes of earthquakes, the relation of earthquakes t plate tectonics and...

  19. Toyota Corporation

    in Fremont, California — a joint venture with General Motors. Toyota instituted a three year, 36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty starting in 1988, the same year the first Toyota-owned American factory started producing Camrys in Kentucky, to join the Corollas built in California. In 1999, Toyota...

  20. eeee

    California, population (total 37, 691,912) For many years, Southern California was America’s “Promised Land”, an ideal fuelled by the warm sunshine, golden beaches, and the mystery, glamour and romance of the film industry. Now it seems that the state is cursed by natural disasters, and Los Angeles...

  21. Abstract Geolo

    Abstract This review investigates earthquake activity over a 29 year period in the Southern California region. Located in the active San Andreas Fault system there has been minimal seismic activity in the area. Relationship between geological structure and seismicity has recommended that fault theory...

  22. Searching for a Natural Hazard Free Zone

    vengeance leaving thousands destitute and stranded for days. Areas such as California have high risk of earthquakes at any given moment. For years the western coast of the United States has had its fair share of experiences with earthquakes. But, what region or pocket of this country is safer than any other...

  23. Sg

    we still are unprepared to face an earthquake of an 8.0 magnitude.  I did more research and familiarized myself with the information needed in the event of an earthquake.  I feel my family is still unprepared for the disaster.  Especially living in Southern California you will need to be prepared to live...

  24. San Francisco 1906 Earthquake

    The Economic Disaster of a 7.8+ Earthquake on The San Francisco Bay Area Christina Sotelo Geology 6 – Jefferis- Nilsen November 21, 2012 Over the many decades the economic standing of the United States, specifically California, had fluctuated due to many unforeseen factors. One huge factor that...

  25. Radiation Across the Pacific

     Radiation Across the Pacific On Friday, March 11, 2011, a catastrophic earthquake hit Japan on the coast of Tohoku. This was the biggest earthquake to ever hit Japan, with a magnitude of 9.0. It caused a massive tsunami with waves reaching heights over 130 ft. This resulted in 15,833 deaths, 6...

  26. Plate Tectonics

    boundaries marked by volcanoes and mountain belts. Finally, plates slide past each other along a transform plate boundary such as the San Andreas Fault, California, that separates the North American and Pacific plates. Figure 2. The African plate is composed of both oceanic lithosphere (below Atlantic and...

  27. central valley

    Central Valley, California The landscape of the Delta is ever-changing, due to issues with mankind and global warming. In Heidi Cullen’s, “The Weather of the Future”, the Delta is portrayed as one of the most essential pieces to the survival and success of the Central Valley, California. The fact is that...

  28. FinalDraftEssay

    Earthquakes and Freeways Chapter 11 Vanessa Johnson History of California 24 October 2014 “There are not many places in the world where you can get to the beach in an hour, the desert in two hours and snowboarding or skiing in three hours. You can do all that in California” (Alex...

  29. California: the Golden State

    California: The Golden State Origin of the name The name ‘California’ comes from the Latin phrase calida fornax (hot oven) with which the Spanish colonists characterized the hot climate of this region. Climate California's climate varies from Mediterranean to subarctic. Much of the state has...

  30. Earth Science

    (Chapter 5) 18 V. Glaciers (Chapter 6) 22 VI. Deserts and Wind (Chapter 6) 25 VII. Plate Tectonics (Chapter 7) 26 VIII. Mountain Building and Earthquakes (Chapters 10 and 8) 32 IX. Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity (Chapter 9) 38 X. Geologic Time (Chapter 11) 41 XI. Earth’s History (Chapter...