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Earthquake Danger Zones California
When brothers Michael and Aaron Bellings have clients from out of town walk into their real estate office on Castro Street, one question always comes up about the properties they show. "They want to know if they're in an earthquake zone, what the ramifications are," said Michael Bellings. The answer ...
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An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves.
What is an earthquake? A trembling or shaking of the ground caused by the sudden release of energy stored in the rocks below the surface, radiating from a fault along which movement has just taken place.
Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety Before Earthquake Published by The California Seismic Safety Commission State of California Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Publishing Information The Commercial Property Owner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety was developed and published by the California Seismic Safety Commission.
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Earthquake-resistant structures are structures designed to protect buildings from earthquakes.While no structure can be entirely immune to damage from earthquakes, the goal of earthquake-resistant construction is to erect structures that fare better during seismic activity than their conventional counterparts.
When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking started, everyone in the room began to laugh. Earthquakes are common in Japan—that one was the third of the week ...
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