Discussion #2 – Earthquakes

First review the following document from the US Geological Survey Website and answer the following questions in at least 100 words. (You may consider additional web search articles to expand your answers).

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/events/1868calif/virtualtour/modern.php (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  1. What are the probabilities of the “Big One” occurring in the Bay Area?
  2. What challenges do professionals face with preparedness and education to the public in attempting to communicate hazards facing the community?
  3. Fire departments are considered “All Risk” and will no doubt be the first responders for the “Big One”. What can you and your agency do to prepare for a rapid and safe response?
  4. How do Building Codes adapt to meet earthquake standards in CA?

 

Last Updated on February 11, 2019