The earthquake happened because of the movement from the San Andreas Fault (u-s-history.com) .This little movement from the tectonic caused big things such as earthquake, but what exactly is San Andreas Fault? San Andreas fault is major fracture of the Earth’s crust in extreme western north America (Brittanica). San Andreas fault have caused so many earthquakes in U.S.A, causing many destruction, and causing lost of lifes. Now, What made Northridge Earthquake so destructive? While the Northridge earthquake was happening Californian people couldn’t predict it (u-s-history.com).
Saying that the Pacific Northwest is in trouble would be an understatement. There have been rumors that Seattle is going to take a huge hit in the near future. This upcoming earthquake may be news to most Washingtonians or others may just be in denial of the whole situation. The seismologists have been doing research on the Cascadia subduction zone, which is a convergent plate boundary that runs for 700 miles off the Pacific Northwest, and starts from northern California and goes all the way to Vancouver Island. A subduction zone is the place where one tectonic plate slides underneath another.
The droplets will take some time, but over a course of several years, the droplets will naturally dissolve into the water. Dispersants are a great way to clean up an oil spill, but we also need to make sure that spills will not happen again. One of the ways to prevent spills is too use government regulations. After the Deepwater Horizon explosion, the United States Government made PB pay $4.5 billion in a criminal settlement with the Justice Department, and an additional $14 billion for cleanup. The United States Government did a good job in making B.P pay for their mistakes, but the
When a earthquake hits that's high on Richter scale people fear that the super volcano could erupt, but the chances of it erupting are very low. To conclude, Yellowstone and Hawaii have geological activity, but you never know when a super volcano will
In 2003, there were several minor financial scandals involving insider information and bribery. In response, Lagos introduced new reforms promising greater transparency. In 2004, Chile passed a law permitting divorce for the first time. On February 27th, 2010, Chile was hit by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake,the fifth largest ever recorded at the time, for perspective. Fatalities were relatively low, with some 500 people killed in the devastation, most from the tsunami that resulted from the earthquake.The earthquake was also followed by multiple aftershocks.
Even though the earthquake in Japan was significantly stronger than the Haitian earthquake about 14 times more people lost their lives in Haiti than in Japan. The cost of the earthquakes to each nation was extremely different also. The cost to repair the destruction was approximately 38 times more in Japan yet the World Bank estimated that they would recover in 5 years (BBC, 2011) unlike Haiti whose debt was reduced by the World Bank to aid their recovery due to the poverty of the nation. Haiti’s recovery was and still is very much dependent on aid. In the first 7 days after the earthquake Haiti received $274million in donations whereas Japan received $87million (Dickler, J., 2011).
This allows for cities to be evacuated with plenty of time before an eruption occurs. The warning time also permits public officials to have more time to make informed decisions on evacuations and precautions of an eruption [Brenguier]. Only certain cities may be affected by an eruption, depending on what type of noise a seismometer picks up. This added time provides better public safety, so instead of simply evacuating whole populations, city officials can specify what parts of the surrounding area must be prepped for an eruption [Brenguier]. The advanced warning from seismic monitoring of volcanoes also gives time to potentially reroute air traffic to avoid an impending eruption.
Taking a risk can create great prospects and it does not have to be in money alone, but in job and economic opportunity. This making the county or city grow and could help the people within the county have a better standard of living. So taking the risk is justified, but the catch is everyone within the location must agree it is okay for a government official to take a risk with their tax payer. Otherwise, it would be unwise to take the risk with money that does not directly be long to the
It is important for all people to be vaccinated to protect themselves from contracting communicable diseases, from spreading these diseases, and from the high cost of treating these preventable diseases. It would make sense to do so. No one wants to contract diseases, or be laid up if they can prevent it. Getting vaccinated will prevent anyone from spreading contracted diseases to others. It can also be very costly when trying to treating a communicable disease that could have been prevented with a vaccine.
Do you want to live your whole life in fear or do you want to be safe? Vaccines can help you be safe because they help protect you from dangerous diseases that are spreading. Vaccines don’t only help you, they also help your family, future generations and even the people around you anywhere. Vaccines are an injection into your body to help make your body immune to harmful diseases. Vaccines are good for society because they save lives, they save people time and money, and they are safe.
If fracking is capable of causing temblors as powerful as a 5.7-magnitude, it may be capable of inducing other massive earthquakes in the future. Tremblors with a higher magnitude could cause extensive damage to affected areas, such as what happened to Oklahoma (“Oklahoma’s Largest Quake in Decades Buckles Highway; Rattles Residents,” CNN). Furthermore, areas that are usually not affected by seismic activity are becoming prone to temblors. It may be a possibility that these areas could see a bigger earthquake in the near future too.
One area that you need to be prepared for is DWI insurance premiums. Once your insurance company finds out you have been convicted of a DWI you will likely have to pay more because you are considered a high risk driver. It is possible that your insurance company won 't find out about the DWI and therefore your insurance rates won 't be affected. It also depends on the regulations of your own insurance company. If you do get a DWI and you have a very good record with your insurance company it is worth talking to them about the situation.
One cool interesting fact I learned, a signal of an Axial Seamount eruption is that there are thousands of earthquakes within minutes. The other one that I thought was cool was, that researchers want to see how Axial Seamounts can affect humans. I thought that was cool, because people don’t know what volcanoes can do to living
If one puts all their money into the railroad and it ends up being a flop like the pony express then all that money has gone to waste. However, there is also government aid to help build the railroad to connect east and west. For the transcontinental railroad, government aid meant twenty sections of land for every mile of rail laid and two mortgage securities. Investors would be a lot more secure and would possibly still gain something if the railroad failed. There was also the government subsidies, so there was a smaller risk as it wouldn’t just be the investor’s money going into the railroad, but the governments as well.
Many science organizations have agreed that the probability of another super eruption is a low probability chances are quite slim with estimates being a minimum of 1 in 730,000. Technology has gotten better and scientists are better able to detect a possible eruption before it happens due to the many warnings that would appear. There are some warnings before volcanic eruptions occur such as multiple minor earthquakes, land uplift, gas releases through the many small holes which help relieve pressure. In an article by the NSF which stands for National Science Foundation scientists believe that another eruption wouldn’t occur for another 1-2 million years because based on research of its caldera cluster the volcano is undergoing its dying cycle rather than its ramping up cycle. The foundation states that “by studying the pattern behavior of the cycles and its previous eruptions by examining the rock minerals in the vicinity they’re given better clues to suggest the volcano is on its calm stage”.