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Earthquake in California

California is not only flourished with entertainment varieties in the world, but also getting enhanced with the higher standards of infrastructure facilities to resist the risks of earthquakes!

The first major earthquake in California could be dated back to the year 1769 in the Los Angeles region, though the records are incomplete, many research conclusions say that there was a major earthquake, recorded by four violent shocks. If you take a closer look at the number of earthquakes that had happened in California, then you would be shocked, because since 1855, there are more than 70 earthquakes in and near the regions of California, most of which got recorded on an average of 6 as magnitude on the Richter scale. The major earthquake that stroked the Long Beach region of California in the year 1933 necessitated the requirement ofearthquakes resistant design structures in California, which was recorded with a magnitude of 6.3 on Richter scale. The California earthquakes are in general caused by the huge blocks of earth’s crust. This is majorly due to the movement of Pacific plates that are moving north-west, and horizontally to the North American plate at a rate of about 2 inches per year. These movements result in faults, causing the major and minor earthquakes in California. The recent research surveys say that California has 99.7% chances of getting the earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter scale in the next 30 years. But, California has implemented well designed and standard building structures that are resistant to the earthquakes to a great extent, especially the public buildings, commercial buildings, and the school buildings are ensured with the quality resistance to the consequences of earthquakes and such records are also ensured by the respective, local quality inspectors of the state.