BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) — It is no key we are now living in earthquake country. But even yet in the Bay region, some areas are far more at an increased risk for major harm from the big quake than other people. Two specialists assisted us determine areas many susceptible to damage that is catastrophic.
Some tips about what you should know to learn if you should be in a Earthquake zone that is hot.
A building in bay area’s Marina District collapsed such as for instance house of cards within the Loma Prieta earthquake. One thing comparable occurred in 1964 in Japan’s Niigata quake. Specialists blame harm to structures both in quakes on liquefaction.
“we now have ab muscles soft soils along with a water this is certainly high that is called liquefaction probabilities,” stated Brad Aagaard associated with the United States Geological Survey in Mountain View.
USGS create a map utilizing the Bay Area’s liquefaction zones in red — for risk.
The area begins at bay area’s Marina District, goes across the Embarcadero and also includes the Airport and components of Millbrae and Foster City. 继续阅读