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What effect might that have on the number of earthquakes on the U.
In the last century, only seven tsunamis are known to have resulted from earthquakes beneath the Indian Ocean.
Earthquakes and volcanoes are alike in at least one way: They cluster along the margins where tectonic plates grate against each other as they move across the planet.
As a Japanese citizen, I understand -- and my country understands -- the devastation that can be caused by earthquakes; the 1995 earthquake in Kobe killed 5,000 people, about the same number as the San Francisco quake, according to many estimates," he said.
Officials said several factors contributed to the rate reduction plan, including a new study that more accurately measures risk and potential damage from earthquakes based on soil conditions and home construction, as well as a drop in the authority's reinsurance costs.
That same quake kicked off a flurry of activity among engineers, resulting in an extended menu of methods for making buildings stand up to earthquakes.
Her knack for explaining things is one of the reasons she's become a popular source for expert opinion in news coverage of earthquakes.
WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Information on earthquake hazards and how you and your family can reduce the risk from future earthquakes will be available through a new 800 number -- 800-TREMOR2 or 800-873-6672 -- beginning Saturday, May 21.
The Insurance Information Network of California is proud to be a partner in the Earthquake Country Alliance and its efforts to challenge Southern Californians to "Dare to Prepare" for earthquakes," said IINC Executive Director Candysse Miller.
Between 1992 and 1997, Pacific earthquakes spawned nine tsunamis that claimed more than 1,800 lives.
Wanetick continued, "It is important to note that California is not alone in its vulnerability to earthquakes as there have been at least 26 American cities that experienced significant earthquakes and that are at risk for another earthquake.
That's telling you about how many earthquakes you are going to get on average, and that's not going to change,'' Hough said.