Geological Survey Unit 4
March 27, 2011
The United States Geological Survey provides valuable information as to the potential risks of earthquakes for the entire planet. The USGS is, more or less, an seismological almanac. Earthquakes happen each and every day all over the world but the rumbles are not felt nearly as often as they occur due to their lacking size upon the rector scale. They may not be felt by humans but other species of animals may sense the activity and the data can be recorded by scientists utilizing seismographs. Renditions of seismographs are first recorded to have been used as early as the second century A.D. As science and technology continually advances the scientific community has a greater chance of understanding earthquakes and the possible effects on societal life.
After a personal analyzation of the available USGS data, it was made perfectly clear that most of the seismic activity in the continental United States occurs along the pacific coast of California and the volcanic region of North California and Washington. There was also activity in mountainous areas of the Appalachians in the Southeast In the area in which I reside Earthquakes are not an issue. In Daytona Beach, Florida we watch the seas. Monitor hurricanes and keep an eye on the sky for tornados. Natural disasters occur everywhere in some way, shape or form. If there was a necessity to relocate to an area at high risk for earthquakes I would display no signs of fear, but I would be prepared.
There are a lot of variables to consider when preparing a survival kit for earthquakes and the suggested supplies are quite similar to that the was recommended for bombings in the wars of our past. If the walls are crumbling then gas pipes could break as well. It is important to be able to turn the shut off valve with a pipe wrench or crescent. He leaking gas could aid in fueling a fire, so a fire extinguisher is also crucial. In any survival...