By: Tayler and Caid
- The most popular places for earthquakes are on fault lines. California has many fault lines and earthquakes are not uncommon there.
- Earthquakes form around and on fault lines so it's only natural for fault lines to be the most common place for earthquakes.
Earthquake in Chile, 1960
Honshu, Japan Earthquake 2011
- The technology that is available right now is not very accurate and it is really hard to improve upon it as earthquakes are very hard to predict. It is very hard to rely on predictions because the earthquakes are either too far ahead to be 100% sure about the prediction, therefore if a whole city is evacuated then it's a waste of money and time, if the earthquake doesn't hit. If it's too soon then there is not enough time to evacuate.
- The economic impacts of an earthquake are massive. If the earthquake is massive the costs can be in the billions of dollars or even more. It can halt production of products and even cause meltdowns in nuclear facilities.
- The Red Cross and many charity organizations help countries that are devastated by earthquakes. They offer medical help to financial help and a lot more. Many people donate to charities to help countries that are hit by earthquakes.
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