Damage from an earthquake can be broadly classified into three types: physical, structural and emotional. The severity of the damage varies in relation to the earthquake's magnitude, type of ground material and distance ... More »

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Earthquakes cause direct damage when the seismic disturbance weakens and collapses buildings and other infrastructures not built to withstand the tremors. This often causes great loss of life. Other damage caused by eart... More »

Japan has done many things over the years to prevent damage to buildings during earthquakes such as implementing strict building codes and retrofitting older structures. Japan has also developed many devices, such as iso... More »

As of 2015, there are no instruments available that can actually predict an earthquake, but instruments used to detect earthquakes include creepmeters, strainmeters, tiltmeters and pore pressure monitors. These tools are... More »

The major dangers of earthquakes include other hazardous effects that could occur after an earthquake subsides, such as liquefaction, tsunamis, further ground tremors and landslides. By being aware of these dangers, in t... More »

Those interested in finding out the most recent earthquakes in California can find out at sites such as the United States Geological Survey (earthquake.usgs.gov) and the California Institute of Technology's Earthquake Da... More »

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Some of the largest earthquakes in the history of the United States include the 1964 Great Alaska earthquake and the earthquake that hit the Cascadia subduction zone in 1700. The 1964 earthquake was 9.2 magnitude, and th... More »

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