Earthquakes In California

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I believe we should not move to Los Angeles, California. I think we shouldn’t relocate because of the dangers of California. First of all, California resides inside the eerie Pacific Ring of Fire. The Pacific Ring of Fire is an area within the basin of the Pacific Ocean where the most amount of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur, creepy, isn’t it? Additionally, California faces the highest risk of earthquakes. Earthquakes occur every day in California because of the notorious San Andreas Fault. Earthquakes are vibrations in the ground that happen because of breaking and moving rocks within the Earth’s crust, and they are unpredictable. Lastly, the constant earthquakes that occur set California at a high risk of tsunamis. Tsunamis are…show more content…
Lastly, the constant earthquakes in California put the state at a high risk of tsunamis. Tsunamis are a series of enormous waves created by an underwater disturbance such as an earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption. From the area where the tsunami originates, waves travel outward in all directions. Once the wave approaches the shore, it builds in height. All tsunamis are potentially dangerous, even though they may not damage every coastline they strike. A tsunami can strike anywhere along most of the U.S. coastline. The most destructive tsunamis have occurred along the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. Earthquake-induced movement of the ocean floor most often generates tsunamis. If a major earthquake or landslide occurs close to shore, the first wave in a series could reach the beach in a few minutes, even before a warning is issued. Drowning is the most common cause of death associated with a tsunami. Tsunami waves and the receding water are very destructive to structures in the run-up zone. Other hazards include flooding, contamination of drinking water, and fires from gas lines or…show more content…
Even though I do not support moving to California, I agree, there are significant reasons to do so. For instance, California has a remarkable, warm climate and winter rarely occurs there. Furthermore, California has developed seismic-safe structures. Seismic-safe structures are structures that can withstand earthquake vibrations. Since 1971, stricter building codes have been enforced in California. Residents in earthquake-prone areas, such as California, are always improving the way structures are built. Additionally, you guys would earn more money because of your job promotion. Therefore, we could have a better house, and overall, improved lives. Also, we could visit Hollywood and Disneyland; that would be so

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