The Settle Earth quick is one of the significant incidents that is used to draw a conclusion and give advice to various regions expert about the earthquake engineering. It is through this scenario that many learn about planning and emergency management. The multi-disciplinary team had already developed a board that would look at the State of Washington to deal with the earthquake threats that were present in Settle.
Researchers discovered that the Seattle Earthquake was great, and it took years to cover the evidence, understanding this hazard is important in preparing the Seattle community. Scientists have developed their knowledge about Cascadia, some of them have come up with the idea of building a resilient structure to control the same. The emergency community has also learned from the various earthquake and the Tsunami from Japan and the Indian Ocean (Lee, W.H.K 2003). Also, the emergency planners have gained knowledge on how to make extensive use of the earthquake in modeling tools to overcome the situation. On the contrary, it seems impossible for the zone to recapture each session in the various earthquakes. Researchers and the emergency planners are concerned about the major earthquake that the region raptures from one end to another. The earthquake will be felt throughout the Pacific Northwest, and the ground may shake for a long period.
Before the Earthquake
It is hard to forecast the specific day that the next earthquake can happen, but it is possible to suggest what impacts may result from the same towards the economy of the country and the entire community. These impacts may help the community affected to point out their risks and make an informed decision to deal with the earthquake, therefore, it can only be possible if they would develop plans and variety of emergencies and emphasize on the mitigation ideas.
Researcher state that, if the earthquake happens, would cover a wider area up to the East Coast of Japan. Fortunately, there would be no much destruction on the infrastructure and the people this is mainly because there are fewer people occupying living along the coastal region. Scientists have discovered that most of the fatalities were caused by the tsunami waves. Therefore, it is possible to alert the people about the possible effects and prepare them to occupy higher platforms.
During the Earthquake
During the earthquake, a building performance will depend on various factors. Some of these factors include: where the building was built, what the building is made of and how long the ground affected shakes (Oliveira, C Roca, A. &Goula 2006) Tall buildings have disadvantages compared to the shorter buildings, this is because during the happening they vibrate at a lower magnitude. Typically, the frequency of the wave is lower hence making the tall buildings resonate with swaging waves.
Other buildings hold up fairly, these are the ones that were well designed in a way that they can overcome the damage. They may not collapse during the happening, the buildings are usually flexible, lightweight and very impossible for them to go down. Others buildings that are mostly built using concrete and bricks without the use of steel collapse easily during the incident, especially when the shaking lasts for long.
There shocked expected to be experienced after the earthquake happens, it would occur in various sizes there are larger shocks that may exceed up to a magnitude of 9.0, and there is also smaller shocks. For instance, according to the researchers, Chile experienced 19 shocks that had 6.0 magnitude (Gabrielsen, E. 1999). The largest of all that had occurred was in Tohoku that had a magnitude of 7.9. The aftershocks that happen after the main shock may result in the more damage of the weakened buildings. Some of them may even cause additional destruction even after the happening of the main shock. Typically, the larger shocks may also bring about additional damage happening on the same lines.
Most of the infrastructures of the Cascadia were built without considering the happening of the earthquakes. Therefore, new infrastructure should be built to at least reduce the severe damage that may happen. Additionally, earthquake modelling is taking part in helping to have a better outcome.