San Francisco Earthquake
Per the U.S Geological Survey (2016) reported that earthquake preparedness helps to help reduce the number of hazards. On August 24, 2014, a large earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit the residents of Napa, California. The South Napa earthquake resulted in houses being moved from their original foundations and lead to damaged chimneys into fires. In addition to having the city’s water main broken.
Having people trained in disaster preparedness will make it easier for future earthquakes (U.S Geological Survey, 2016, p. 2). More than 300 people reported injuries and two people died as the result of the Napa earthquake or following clean-up activities. The earthquake reached the central and northern California. Most of the building infrastructures in Napa, Sonoma, and Solano counties in the San Francisco area had nearly 2,000 structures moderate to severe damage. Nine of fires started because of the earthquake. There …show more content…
There are many methods scientists estimate earthquake probabilities. One technique is using the Global Positioning System (GPS) which permits geologist and scientists to make precise measurements of existing plates in motion. About 1.6 inches per year in the San Francisco area. The history of recent large earthquakes in a specific place helps determine the future of similar great shocks. Another way to estimate the chance of earthquakes occurring is finding how the rate at which strain accumulates in the rock. Although it is still challenging to calculate accurate earthquakes (U.S Geological Survey, 2016, p.