Where is the earthquake fault found in New York city?
There are a number of faults in the Earth's surface in New York, but the most active is the fault located near to 125th street in Manhattan.
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Earthquake are caused by the shifting of earth's plates. Where these plates meet is called a fault. Since there are only 7 major plates that create the earth, there are not many faults. In order for a city to experience an earthquake they must be close to a fault line. And since, New York City is not, they do not experience earth quakes.
Due to this, many people are afraid of a major earthquake along Marikina Fault. Thankfully, PHIVOLCS drew maps of Marikina Fault, which shows where the fault lines are. Based on a PHIVOLCS documents, Marikina Fault passes through Laguna, Muntinlupa City, Quezon City, Montalban (Rodriguez) Marikina City, San Mateo, Pasig City and Taguig City.
Earthquakes are caused by the movement of the Earth's tectonic plates (sections of the earth's crust) against one another. New York does not lie near enough to a fault line (the point where tectonic plates meet) to be affected by these movements. For more information on tectonic plate, fault lines, and how earthquakes work, type, "earthquake" into Wikipedia.
The largest recorded earthquake in California was the Fort Tejon Earthquake of 1857. It was on the San Andreas fault line and estimated at 8.0 on the Richter scale. The most destructive earthquake in California history however, was the San Francisco of 1906. It was also on the San Andreas fault line, registered 7.9 on the Richter scale, caused massive destruction to the city and over 3,000 people were killed as a result.
Which city is in greater danger of being hit with a 9.0 magnitude earthquake San Francisco or Seattle?
Seattle is located very close to the Cascadia subduction zone, where earthquakes of magnitude 9.0 have occurred in the past. The San Andreas fault which bypasses San Francisco, is not capable of such an earthquake due to it being a transform fault, where the maximum magnitude would be about 7.8-8.0.
Pompeii was an ancient Roman city. It was completely destroyed by a volcanic eruption and ceased to exist afterwards. However, it was preserved by the volcanic chemicals, so it still exists as a monument sort. Point being, Pompeii was a city located near a volcano, or a dangerous geographic area. San Francisco is a major city in the US, located in California. In 1906, it experienced a devastating earthquake that destroyed a large portion of…
I have survived the 1999 Turkish earthquake killing approximately 50,000. As far as I know, there is no way to reduce an earthquake but if you meant "reduce the damage an earthquake causes" then there are ways for that. You must know if you are located on or around a fault-line where two tectonic plates meet. These plates move the opposite directions and cause an elastic tension effect, when they come to a point where…
Cincinnati is not on or close to a fault line. The nearest active one is the New Madrid Fault Line, about 350 miles west of Cincinnati. The last major (7.5 or higher) New Madrid-line earthquake was in December 1811 and January 1812. The fault line actually closest to Cincinnati, Kilinc adds, is just south of Lexington, Ky., but it's not currently active.