Economic Effects of a Bay Area Earthquake Descriptive Essay by eddievedder

A review of the economic effects of major earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area.
# 145602 | 2,273 words | 9 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 17, 2010 in Geology and Geophysics (General)


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Description:

The paper provides an overview of the San Francisco Bay Area and discusses two previous earthquakes to illustrate the scale of a potential earthquake. The paper describes both the 1906 earthquake and its aftermath and the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989.

Outline:
Introduction
The 1906 Earthquake and its Aftermath
The Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989
Infrastructure Damage
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The metropolis that surrounds San Francisco Bay holds a special status in North America. Its nucleus community is considered by many to be the most beautiful and vibrant urban place on the continent. The city of San Francisco is fairly renowned for spectacular views of ocean cliffs and sheltered anchorages, a temperate marine climate decorated with rolling fogs, the sublime Golden Gate Bridge, captivating public parks, striking architecture, cable cars, restaurants, theatres, opera, symphony, art museums, a prosperous Chinatown, and a peerless night-life. It is one of the world's truly cosmopolitan cities."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bronson, W. 1986. The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.
  • Bolin, R. 1993. "The Loma Prieta Earthquake: An Overview." In R. Bolin (ed.), The Loma Prieta earthquake: Studies of short-term impact. Program on Environment and Behavior Monograph No. 50. Boulder: University of Colorado Institute of Behavioral Science.
  • French, S. 1990. "A Preliminary Assessment Of Damage To Urban Infrastructure." In R. Bolin (ed.), The Loma Prieta earthquake: Studies of short-term impact. Program on Environment and Behavior Monograph No. 50. Boulder: University of Colorado Institute of Behavioral Science.
  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). 1990. Hazard Mitigation Opportunities for California. State-Federal Hazard Mitigation Survey Team Report for Disaster Declaration FEMA 845-DR-CA. San Francisco: FEMA.
  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). 1991. The Loma Prieta Earthquake: Emergency Response and Stabilization Study. Contract report by the National Fire Protection Association. Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office.

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