What is it? Earthquake(s)- The vibration of earth produeced by the rapid release of energy.
What causes it? fault- fractures in the earths where the movment occurred
Where do they occur? Most earthquakes occur along the oceanic & continental plates. BUt Earthquakes DO occur all the time all over the world,.
Can it be predicted? How? *new study* must look for uplift, subsidence, strain near active faults, water pressure in wells,& radon emissions and or , based on past earthquakes
How can we prevent people from dying?
What can you do in your own home to prepare?
What Was The Cause Of The Disaster ?
When? April 18 1906 San Francisco, CA
More Than 3,000 Died
3 Interesting Facts from this disaster
- Ranks 1 of the worst natural disasters in US history and 1 of the most important earthquakes of all times.
- Spent $90 million on reconstruction
- Fires burned for three days & three nights, some were as hot as 2,700°F. The fires were more disruptive than the earthquake itself.