Essay on Plate Tectonics Press Release
Then on January 17, 1994, a 6.7 earthquake hit the Northridge area. This earthquake caused 87 deaths and a FEMA – estimated $40 billion in property damage. An estimated 12,000 people were injured, and 100,000 structures were damaged. More than 600,000 individuals applied for disaster assistances.
When dealing with earthquakes, there are many hazards associated with this event like ground motion, aftershocks, fires, tsunami, and flooding. Ground motion is when the shaking of the ground causes