BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) — It really is no key we reside in earthquake country. But even in the Bay region, some areas are far more at an increased risk for major damage from a quake that is large other people. Two professionals assisted us determine areas many at risk of damage that is catastrophic.
Some tips about what you must know to discover if you should be in a Earthquake zone that is hot.
A building in san francisco bay area’s Marina District collapsed such as for instance home of cards within the Loma Prieta earthquake. One thing comparable occurred in 1964 in Japan’s Niigata quake. Specialists blame injury to structures both in quakes on liquefaction.
« we now have ab muscles soft soils combined with a high water table that is called liquefaction probabilities, » stated Brad Aagaard associated with the United States Geological Survey in Mountain View.
USGS create a map with all the Bay Area’s liquefaction areas in red — for danger.
The area begins at bay area’s Marina District, goes across the Embarcadero and also includes the Airport and areas of Millbrae and Foster City.
Within the East Bay, oahu is the portion that is outer of, over the Oakland waterfront plus the airport.
Substantial damage is predicted for several structures here in a quake that is a 6.7 magnitude or more.
« when you yourself have a framework or a property or any building this is certainly constructed on that, it might probably tip or fall over, » stated Horst Rademacher of this Berkeley Seismological Lab.
Rademacher claims he is a lot more worried about the Hayward Fault which operates from San Pablo Bay to Fremont. It offers the towns and cities of Berkeley, Oakland and Hayward. (suite…)