Sunday, June 29, 2008

Earthquake in San Francisco in the near future

There has been a lot of talks on the possibility of earth quake in the bay area. I April, scientists calculated that there is a 63 percent chance a magnitute 6.7 or greater quake will hit on a bay area in the next 30 years.

The last major earth quake: October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta
Magnitute: 7.1
Worst since 1906
Killed: 62
Injured: 3757
Homeless: more than 12000
Damage: 3 billion dollars

It took 3 days to fully restore power

What precautions or steps have the residents of california taken to face this?
Currently there are systems which can provide 10-20 second warning. How well can this prevent deaths and help people to be safe?

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