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by Robert Iacopi


What earthquakes are, how to live with them, and how to be prepared and minimize your losses. Excellent book, very informative and should be read by anyone living in earthquake country- understanding how and why quakes occur removes some of the fear.

What earthquakes are, how to live with them, and how to be prepared and minimize your losses. Maybe not a pleasant subject to read about but very interesting.

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Earthquakes can strike any location at any time, but history shows they .

Earthquakes can strike any location at any time, but history shows they occur in the same general patterns year after year, principally in three large zones of the earth: The world's greatest earthquake belt, the circum-Pacific seismic belt, is found along the rim of the Pacific Ocean, where about 81 percent of our planet's largest earthquakes occur. It has earned the nickname "Ring of Fire".

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As California is once again hit by earthquakes, why are there so many quakes there and why do. .They say a major earthquake will soon strike which could cause widespread devastation, particularly in southern California.

As California is once again hit by earthquakes, why are there so many quakes there and why do experts predict the state is due a 'big one'? . How many earthquakes have hit California? There have been around 70 major earthquakes in California since records began in 1812. However there have been countless tremors and tectonic events in the precariously placed state.

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Maps, photos, how and why earthquakes cause damage.

This is a books that is well worth having if you live in California, AKA "Earthquake Country. One person found this helpful. Maps, photos, how and why earthquakes cause damage. Explores the Southern, Central & Northern Andreas Fault, Elsinore Fault, Newport-Inglewood Fault, Santa Ynez and Related Faults, Garlock-Big Pine Fault, White Wolf Fault, Owens Valley Fault, Haywood Fault, and others. Some old black and white photos of damage done.

Although the written history of California is not long, records of earthquakes exist that affected the Spanish missions that were constructed beginning in the late 18th century

Although the written history of California is not long, records of earthquakes exist that affected the Spanish missions that were constructed beginning in the late 18th century. Those records ceased when the missions were secularized in 1834, and from that point until the California Gold Rush in the 1840s, records were sparse. Other sources for the occurrence of earthquakes usually came from ship captains and other explorers.

California's major faults are illustrated and described together with an explanation of the state's seismic history
Melipra
This book was at my parents house when I was a child, and it was wonderfully informative about the faults that riddle the state of California. This older edition is still very much worth owning as it has a great deal of information and illustrations. It shows where the faults run (often with illustrations showing how there have been displacements caused by ground movements), how different types of ground will affect earthquake shock waves (the damage to the Marina district in the Loma Prieta quake was both completely predictable and understandable if you knew how the Marina district was formed and had read this book), and the illustrations of earthquake damage are sobering and at times amazing (the picture of a table cloth caught between two panes of glass as a result of the 1957 Daly City quake comes to mind).
This is a books that is well worth having if you live in California, AKA "Earthquake Country."
Gold Crown
Excellent book, very informative and should be read by anyone living in earthquake country- understanding how and why quakes occur removes some of the fear. I've read all the past editions of this book; the most recent one has been updated to include the 6.7, 1994 Northridge quake, which I experienced. Maybe not a pleasant subject to read about but very interesting. Well-written.
DireRaven
The San Andreas Fault, one of the largest transform faults in the world, runs from the Mexican border north to northwest California, where it finally enters the Pacific. Millions of people live by ths fault and its branches, and are subject to its powerful earthquakes at any moment. Yet few are familiar with its exact route, what it looks like on the surface, and how to take simple steps to protect against its spasms of movement.
"Earthquake Country" addresses these things in a simple, direct, and easily understandable fashion. The photographs are well-chosen and striking, and the directions to various places discussed are highly accurate.
A few years ago, I took a trip along the fault, from Pearblossom, northeast of Los Angeles, to Point Reyes, northwest of San Francisco. I saw hills ripped in half, streets that had moved, fault lines in roads, streams that followed the fault, lines of sag ponds crossing hills, and many other amazing features and things. Without this remarkable, carefully crafted book, I would have passed many of these features without knowing of their significance, or even their existence. The chapters on the central sections of the fault around Cholame and Parkfield were especially informative.
As he takes you along the fault, the author also discusses earthquake protection, and seismic geology in a crisp, professional fashion. This book is must reading for any Californian, or any tourist who visits that wonderful state. I really enjoy the book, and recommend it very, very highly.
Blackworm
Maps, photos, how and why earthquakes cause damage. Explores the Southern, Central & Northern Andreas Fault, Elsinore Fault, Newport-Inglewood Fault, Santa Ynez and Related Faults, Garlock-Big Pine Fault, White Wolf Fault, Owens Valley Fault, Haywood Fault, and others.
Some old black and white photos of damage done. Like: Long Beach in 1933 (Jefferson High School), San Francisco's Hall of Justice and other buildings in 1906, Santa Barbara Pictures from 1925, Cummings Valley School in 1952, some from Holtville, Hotel Woodrow in Brawley, Naderman Bakery & Hollister Rochdale Company in Hollister in 1906, Santa Rosa's City Hall, a 3 story building in Fort Bragg, Memorial Church and domed library at Stanford, some of San Jose, one where a plate glass window pulled apart at seams and caught a tablecloth in crack when it drew back together, Daly City, one of a tall apartment building in Lake Merced where it blew out all the windows but did no other damage, an entire street in Compton demolished, Mission Santa Barbara, the old Hotel California and more. 160 pages.
Earthquake Country: How, why and where earthquakes strike in California ebook
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