Essay on Earthquakes: Earthquake and Southern California Earthquake

Submitted By pooley1998
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Earthquakes
1- Earthquakes create dust, debris and gas emissions which release toxic gas which pollute our air. Earthquakes can also trigger volcanic eruptions which can cause more carbon to be in the air.
2- 1968 Illinois earthquake. It caused significant structural damage to buildings, the toppling of chimneys and shaking in Chicago. It affected 23 states and measured up to 5.4 on the Richter scale.
3- Earthquakes are measured on the Richter scale. They are classified as dangerous from as low as 6.1 on the Richter scale to 8 or even higher. Earthquakes in the 7 and higher zone can be extremely damaging and can destroy anything in its path.
4- Stay as far away from buildings, bridges or anything that could fall on you if you are driving or just outside. If you are inside, Drop onto your hands and knees, cover you head and neck and hold on to shelter until the shaking stops.
Bibliography
Written by the Southern California Earthquake Centre, Written December 17th, 2012, Retrieved 20th July, 2013 http://www.earthquakecountry.info/dropcoverholdon/ Written by Patricia Carnabuci, Written 20th February, 2012, Retrieved 20th July, 2013. http://www.hlnfamily.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1169:understanding-earthquakes&catid=38:free-unit-studies&Itemid=154
Written by Michelle M Wood, Written April 16th, 2007, Retrieved 20th July, 2013 http://www.geo.mtu.edu/UPSeis/index.html

Earthquakes
1- Earthquakes create dust, debris and gas emissions which release toxic gas which pollute our air. Earthquakes can also trigger volcanic eruptions which can cause more carbon to be in the air.
2- 1968 Illinois earthquake. It caused significant structural damage to buildings, the toppling of chimneys and shaking in Chicago. It affected 23 states and measured up to 5.4 on the Richter scale.
3- Earthquakes are measured on the Richter scale. They are classified as dangerous from as low as 6.1 on the Richter scale to 8 or even higher. Earthquakes in the 7 and higher zone can be extremely damaging and can destroy anything in its path.
4- Stay as far away from buildings, bridges or anything that could fall on you if you are driving or just outside. If you are inside, Drop onto your hands and knees, cover you head and neck and hold on to shelter until the shaking stops.
Bibliography
Written by the Southern California Earthquake Centre, Written December 17th, 2012, Retrieved 20th July, 2013 http://www.earthquakecountry.info/dropcoverholdon/ Written by Patricia Carnabuci, Written 20th February, 2012, Retrieved 20th July, 2013. http://www.hlnfamily.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1169:understanding-earthquakes&catid=38:free-unit-studies&Itemid=154
Written by Michelle M Wood, Written April 16th, 2007, Retrieved 20th July, 2013 http://www.geo.mtu.edu/UPSeis/index.html Earthquakes
1- Earthquakes create dust, debris and gas emissions which release toxic gas which pollute our air. Earthquakes can also trigger volcanic eruptions which can cause more carbon to be in the air.
2- 1968 Illinois earthquake. It caused significant structural damage to buildings, the toppling of chimneys and shaking in Chicago. It affected 23 states and measured up to 5.4 on the Richter scale.
3- Earthquakes are measured on the Richter scale. They are classified as dangerous from as low as 6.1 on the Richter scale to 8 or even higher. Earthquakes in the 7 and higher zone can be extremely damaging and can destroy anything in its path.
4- Stay as far away from buildings, bridges or anything that could fall on you if you are driving or just outside. If you are inside, Drop onto your hands and knees, cover you head and neck and hold on to shelter until the shaking stops.
Bibliography
Written by the Southern California Earthquake Centre, Written December 17th, 2012, Retrieved 20th July, 2013 http://www.earthquakecountry.info/dropcoverholdon/ Written by Patricia Carnabuci, Written 20th February, 2012, Retrieved 20th…