4 Jul 2019 was one of the strongest earthquakes in California, which was the cause of the fires, falling power lines, broken water and the occurrence of cracks in buildings. After the Declaration of emergency, the seismologists who study the causes of earthquakes recorded 3,000 other aftershocks. In their opinion, in the coming days in the U.S. will happen about 30 000 earthquakes.
The First quake happened at 10 o'clock in the morning, 196 miles from the Californian city of Los Angeles. As a result of earthquake nobody has suffered, but a day later, occurred more than a strong push with a magnitude of 7.1. He was more devastating — nearly 200,000 people remained without electricity. There were also reports of victims.
What Happened earthquake is the strongest in the history of California over the last 20 years. Last push with a magnitude of 7.1 was recorded in the South of the state in 1999, but at that time, fortunately, nobody has suffered. However, the victims of the earthquake there was a lot in 1994, when due to aftershocks had been destroyed about 40,000 buildings, 20,000 people were left without homes, more than 7,000 people were injured and 60 residents killed.
Fortunately, this time the accident without much damage. Experts believe that in the coming days they will be able to record up to 30 000 aftershocks, but their strength will be much less than the main. All over the fact, that the earth will shudder with minimum magnitude that can be caught only by means of special devices. California residents do not even notice.
Although the incident did not cause much damage, residents of Los Angeles and the surrounding cities were scared seriously. Someone emergency caught directly during a theatrical performance where all actors and spectators in panic to rush out of a shaking building. Someone at that time was at work, and dodging falling shelves with products.
Small damage was received by the owners of the houses, which was covered with visible cracks. Inside some premises will also have to make repairs because of the vibration tore down from the walls of the picture and obviously has damaged the floor and walls. The destruction of the foundations of some structures all led to the fact that they are warped.
the Earthquake destroyed house in California
Also the consequences of the earthquake can be seen in the Mojave desert, which was covered in deep cracks.
After a series of earthquakes, the Californians began to worry about the appearance of another, stronger jolt. According to the geological service of the USA, people have nothing to worry about — the likelihood of another strong earthquake is very small. Experts have confirmed his opinion that catastrophic earthquakes occur only after a long period of seismic activity, and in California in recent times there has been a long lull.
Some people began to fear that the tremors could trigger an eruption of the Yellowstone SUPERVOLCANO. It is believed that such a catastrophe can cause the onset of the long winter, during which humanity will not be able to grow plants and will begin to starve. Scientists again believe that people are worrying unnecessarily because the eruption of magma of the volcano should be melted by 50%, and at the moment it is molten to a maximum of 15%.
The Main reason for the occurrence of aftershocks are considered as the movement of tectonic plates that are constantly in motion blocks that make up the shell of the Earth. They are set in motion in the course of temperature changes in the planet's interior — heated the plate up and when cooling down.<, h2>, Where occurs the most earthquakes?
One of the most suffering from the aftershocks of the places on Earth, oddly enough, considered to be CA. It is located in the so-called fault San Andreas fault is 1300 km long crossing of the Pacific and North American tectonic plates. Earthquakes in this region can occur at any time, so we can say that all 39 million California residents are constantly risking their lives.
Fault San Andreas
The Record number of devastating earthquakes still need to call Japan. One of the first of such events was recorded in a distant year 869, it was accompanied by tsunami, and received the official name of the earthquake Jehan-Sanriku. The number of victims amounted to about 1000 people.
One of the major recent earthquakes is the Great East Japan earthquake of 2011. The magnitude of the quake reached 9.1 points of a tsunami affected the United States, Canada and even Russia. During this disaster killed 15 896 people, 6157 injured, and 2536 are still missing.
One of the most severe earthquakes in modern history occurred . Strong earthquakes with magnitude up to 7.2 points destroyed almost the entire Northern part of the country, where were living about 1 million people. The disaster claimed the lives of 25 thousand people, 514 thousand local residents remained without a home, and 140 thousand people were disabled.
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