Free Essays on Southern California Earthquake

  1. The Problems of Southern California

    threats which have existed or currently exist in Southern California and how these problems shape the way we live today and in the imminent future as well. Although Davis did not really provide us with any remedies for the problems facing Southern California, this book made it very clear to the readers...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Is This the “Big One”?

    beneath their feet. Glass shatters to the ground, and the road begins to crack. Smoke starts to darken the sky. What is happening? It’s obvious – an earthquake. The highly populated Los Angeles metropolitan area is surrounded by a large complex network of thrust and strike-slip faults. To the northern edge...

  5. California: the Dream Catcher for the Nation

    California: Dream Catcher For the Nation. We not only are American but we are Californian. In addition to our Nation’s history we have one of our own. A history so loud and rapid, so tumultuous, that it is no wonder California is what is is today. Our individual history as Californians are unique...

  6. Boxing Day Tsunami

    The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea megathrust earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on December 26, 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The quake itself is known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. The resulting tsunami itself...

  7. dear

    felt an earthquake? A earthquake is when two plates meet and colide. But how do you know when an earthquake is coming? Or even how strong an earthquake is? Scientist use data from a network of seismographs connected to each other to gather safisticated detailed, measurements of earthquakes around the...

  8. The Missing Lake

    Currently there is an interesting mystery that the people of Chile are trying to solve. The mystery concerns a disappearing lake. The missing lake in Southern Chile was about 4 to 5 acres in size and was located in the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. Park rangers pass the lake about once every month. In...

  9. Gold Rush to Rail Road Invention

    spreading all around the California and around the world. By the end of the 1848 news had reached Hawaii, Mexico, the Pacific Northwest, the Pacific Coast of South America, China, the East Coast of the United States, and Europe. The gold rush attracted non-Californians to the California. During the first...

  10. SZT1 Task 1

    Community description and data analysis Orange County is located in the United States of America in the Southern region in the state of California. In addition with Los Angeles to the north, San Diego County to the south and Riverside and San Bernardino counties to the east....

  11. Brudges

    choices for crossing valleys and rivers since the arch doesn't require piers in the centre. There is a bridge of this type on the way to San Simeon, California USA along the famous Pacific Coast Highway. ➢ Cantilever - Rigid frame bridges are sometimes also known as Rahmen bridges. In a standard...

  12. Abcd

    Earthquakes away from plate boundaries Where plate boundaries occur within continental lithosphere, deformation is spread out over a much larger area than the plate boundary itself. In the case of the San Andreas fault continental transform, many earthquakes occur away from the plate boundary and are...

  13. What Were the Primary Reasons for the "Fall" of Rome?

    and an earthquake. The earthquake was the first to strike Rome in 336 CE (Doc F). This caused the Mediterranean shores to become dry due to the retreat of the sea. The tide soon returned and resulted in an immense flood in which fifty thousand people lost their lives. Following the earthquake tragedy...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. stuff

    the information in this article from the “Paraglide,” 4/19/12, Spc. Paul Martin, XVIII Abn Corps PAO) Pfc. Jillian C. Wilson, from San Diego, California, the only female competitor, assigned to the 108th Quartermaster Company, 49th Quartermaster Group, Ft. Lee, Virginia, was quoted saying, “Sometimes...

  17. Living in Stevenson Ranch, California

    relatively conservative community in Stevenson Ranch California, originally Santa Clarita which date back to 1930’s, but roots of the city can be outline back from the late 1800’s. The city of Santa Clarita is located at the southern corner of California but the best way to describe where to find it would...

  18. Current Event 2

    Event #2 Landslide Danger Looms in Next Seattle Earthquake Source Oskin, Becky. "Landslide Danger Looms in Next Seattle Earthquake." LiveScience.com. Live Science, 21 Oct. 2013. Web. 23 Oct. 2013. <http://www.livescience.com/40584-seattle-earthquakes-trigger-landslides.html>. Summary ...

  19. testbarinai2

    allow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Sunday morning one mile from View Park-Windsor Hills, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:07 a.m. PDT at a depth of 5.6 miles. lRelated Man-made earthquakes increasing in central and eastern U.S., study finds GRAPHICS Man-made...

  20. California Wild Ffres

    Southern California Wild Fires Since the beginning of time wildfires have scorched homes and consumed possessions. Wildfires are one of the most disastrous natural forces known to man. Wildfires blown by terrible desert winds left thousands of Southern California homes in ashes at the start of October...

  21. Long Beach

     About Long Beach California This amazing city located in Southern California is the seventh largest city in California and covers 52 square miles of southwest Los Angeles County the Port of Long Beach is where the Nation’s second largest business container port is located, also home to the...

  22. SCI 245 UOP Course Tutorial/Shoptutorial

    Tectonic Theory SCI 245 Week 3 Assignment Earthquakes *********************************************************************************************** SCI 245 Week 3 Assignment Earthquakes For more course tutorials visit www.shoptutorial.com Assignment: Earthquakes Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. Land Features

    volcanoes is known as the Central America Volcanic Arc. The Central American Volcanic Arc, stretching from Costa Rica Guatemala and has a belt of earthquakes that extends farther into north Mexico. The Cocos Plate has had various geological events occur over the years that have created trenches, ridges...

  26. Edison's Hostile Takeover of Sdg&E

    divided, Edison’s hostile takeover attempt California was in a serious recession in the late 1980s. Entities everywhere were struggling financially, including Southern California Edison, a power utility located in a suburb of Los Angeles. Southern California Edison (Edison) was also struggling because...

  27. Controlling Chaos

    the case in David Carle’s essay “Sprawling Gridlock”. Carle mentions several pervading issues and problems with the rapid growth and spread of Southern California, and outlines measures taken against the expansion. Carle’s resolve and purpose of this essay is to describe and illustrate the issue of the...

  28. Dream of the Good Life

    near Ogden, Utah, on May , . In  the Central Pacific was extended southward, reaching Los Angeles. Railroads became major players in the California economy, dictating the commercial and political development of the state and who would prosper in it. Men like Stanford and Huntington became rich ...

  29. PERSONAL

    NOTHERN AND SOUTHERN HEMISPHERES TO HAVE DIFFERENT AVERAGE TEMPS. Lithosphere - Plate Tectonics 2.1 1. 2.1.1 How did Wegener’s Continental Drift Hypothesis get elevated to today’s Plate Tectonics Theory? THE DISCOVERIES OF SEA FLOOR SPREADING AND PLATE BOUNDRIES BY STUDYING EARTHQUAKE DATA 2. 2...

  30. Kudler Finde Foods

    Another unplanned factor would be the threat of natural disasters such as earthquakes or droughts. Since Kudler Fine Foods is located in southern California the possibility of such things happening is high. In July of 2007 California was hit with droughts that cause many farmers to not even plant crops for...

  31. Human Interaction with Marine Processes

    Russia to New Zealand. Several findings relating to earthquakes and volcanic activity can be explained by plate tectonics. If you follow news stories of earthquakes, you may begin to wonder why such places as California or Japan have so many earthquakes, whereas the north eastern United States or Western...

  32. 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....

  33. 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...

  34. 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....

  35. SCIN 136 Midterm Exam All Possible Questions

    to one time zone. A.10 B.12 C.15 D.30 E.60 Question 13 Which is the largest of the oceans? A.The Atlantic B.The Southern C.The Indian D.The Pacific E.the Arctic Question 14 The largest region of the Earth in terms of its volume is the: A.crust ...

  36. Hicking Info

    Pace≈35-40 minutes Round Trip Base Camp to Summit Hike Time≈1:15 I-5 to Mt. Pinos Trail Head Distance=21 miles (≈35-40 min. driving time) Southern California has hiking for just about everyone. There are short trails for the beginning hiker, and long interconnected backbone trails for those seeking...

  37. Business

    Case Study: March 6, 1991 – BPA and Southern California Edison agree to the first solely environmental exchange of power. The exchange of 200 MW helps reduce Los Angeles’ smog and bolsters Northwest fish runs. Listed as one of the proudest moments in Bonneville Power Administration’s history, this...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Tsunami Experience.

    wave that is caused by sudden movement on the ocean floor. This sudden movement causes vertical displacement of the water. It could be caused by an earthquake, a volcanic eruption, and underwater landslide or the impact of the meteorites. The impact of a large meteorite could also cause a tsunami. Tsunamis...

  40. California Dream

    the main reason. In California, if you put your time and one hundred percent effort into what you want to be you could be successful in any field of study. The amount of individuals who have the same dreams and aspirations of wanting to come to California and make the “California Dream” possible decreases...

  41. Entrepreneurship Written Event

    #1 Eddleman 9/26/2005 I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY If I were to start my own business, my dream would be to build a surf and skate shop on the Southern California coast. My business would be located on beachfront property in the surrounding area. This business plan will cover two main subjects, 1: an Analysis...

  42. The Natural Environment of America

    referred to the lands discovered by Christopher Columbus, Vespucci, and other early explorers of the West Indies and the northeastern coast of the southern continent. The Flemish geographer Gerardus Mercator first used the word to indicate all the western hemisphere on a map of the world published in...

  43. Forum of Trajan

    Sarmisegetusa with Romans and annexed Dacia (ibid 223-225). Following his victories in Dacia, Trajan expanded his empire east when he annexed what is now Southern Jordan and Northwestern Saudia Arabia. (ibid 233). Following his military conquests were several years of peace. During this time, he built many...

  44. 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...

  45. California Quail

    The average weight of California Quail is between 150.6 g to 189.5 g (5 - 7 oz.). Males are a little bit heavier. An adult California quail can grow to be 25 cm (9.8 in) in length. The wingspan in the quail is about 32-37 cm (13-15 in). They have a distinctive black and white pattern on the face and...

  46. City Of Quartz

    Having no successive generations of academics to truthfully, study and establish facts has created a chasm of actual research recording L.A and Southern California’s evolution, development and change. This absence of research has allowed the myths created to, in some instances, cement themselves into...

  47. Technology

    began to twist and flutter. Some cables snapped and a six-hundred foot section of the bridge fell into Puget Sound. ^Wind is but one disaster, earthquakes are another^ (Jay Stuller 36). Disasters like this one and others could have been avoided if the proper precautions had been taken. Due to the...

  48. How Earthquakes Happened

    EARTHQUAKES SCI/245 Introduction In my opinion, to really know how earthquakes happen you need to have a general and basic understanding of plate margins and how the crust of the earth is formed. The Earth consists of different layers of rock and minerals...

  49. 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...

  50. California Perception

    Place1 Christina Place David Kopp Wrt95 September 22, 2008 The Perception of California Girls In today’s society, music has a huge impact on both how different people, generations, races, genders, etc. are perceived as well as the perception each group has toward one another. Not only does it put...

  51. Community Health Assessment

    area in Southern California with a diverse population. It represents a melding area of different cultures, ideals and median income, resulting in a community full of variety. Geographically, Riverside County covers 7200 sq. stretches eastward from the Orange County border of Southern California to the...

  52. miss

    called Chances Peak, which had been dormant for over 300 years. Then in 1995, the volcano began to give off warning signs of an eruption (small earthquakes and eruptions of dust and ash). Once Chances Peak had woken up it then remained active for a period of 5 years. The most intense eruptions occurred...

  53. Tera Maa Ka Bosda

    perfectly fine. Overall Rating: 8/10 EARHTHQUAKE IN PAKISTAN (CNN) -- At least 34 people have died and 80 are injured in Pakistan after a powerful earthquake struck near the country's border with Iran, sources tell CNN. Army doctors and Frontier Corps paramilitary forces are taking part in rescue efforts...

  54. 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...

  55. Geography

    line up perfectly when you put the continents together. In terms of fossils, the water reptile Mesosaurus was found in a band across South Africa and southern South Africa, and the land reptile Lystrosaurus was uncovered right from India, across Africa and into Antarctica. Other contributors to the theory...

  56. When the Earth Moves Beneath Your Feet

    feet…….. Wow! Did you feel that? Earthquakes are one of the most powerful events on earth, and they can be terrifying. A severe earthquake can release energy almost 10,000 times as great as the first atomic bomb explosion.(McNally) I will explain what an earthquake is, where they happen, why they happen...

  57. Tectonic

    to reduce the impact of an earthquake”. To what extent do you agree with this view? With technology advancing over the last century is can be said the technology has improved the number of impacts with prevention, protection and prediction of earthquakes. The earthquake itself cannot physically be...

  58. Book

    that sold and distributed tickets for entertainment events line sports games and opera. They almost lost a hard drive server due to the Loma Prieta Earthquake. In the 1980s, servers and data storage were massive machines in size and it was a space-consuming affair. Storing just a few dozen gigabytes of...

  59. Sci/362 Environmental Issues and Ethics

    “EFFORTS TO REDUCE OZONE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA” The Los Angeles Basin is a plain that lies between the Pacific Ocean and mountains to the north and east. During the summer, the sunny climate produces a layer of warm, dry air at upper elevations. Southern California counties are where almost 15 million...

  60. Geology; Earthquakes

    Chapter 11 Earthquakes What is an earthquake? An earthquake is the vibration of earth produced by the rapid release of energy. Energy released radiates in all directions from it’s source, the focus Energy is in the forms of waves, sensitive instrument around the world record the ...