There are several places that a person can visit while in the USA, one of them being the West Coast region. The place is filled with several beautiful towns and national parks that will expose you to nature. In the recent past, however, the peace in this area has been disrupted by an earthquake. Earlier this year, an earthquake of 5.3 magnitudes shook the West Coast area. It was relatively strong and was felt in the areas of Southern California.
Many Californians were traumatized by the event. Even though none of them was injured or buildings were destroyed, the tremors were powerful and most of the feared for their safety. As is expected, most of them took to social media to express their concern about the earthquake and their well-being.
This is one of the strongest earthquakes that hit this region. The earthquake was felt over 100 miles away from the epicentre which was the Island of Santa Cruz. The tremors and shaking did not last for long; they lasted for around 10 minutes.
This earthquake was not strong enough to cause damages to the West Coast region. However, it could be an indication that another major one will hit the place soon. Such natural events instil a lot of fear on people, mainly because sometimes they cannot be prevented. This 5.5 magnitude earthquake did not cause a tsunami wave which is why residents were informed that they should not expect a tsunami.
The susceptibility of the West Coast region, notably Southern California experiencing an earthquake is very high. In the past, there have been small tremors. This is the case because there is a fault that runs through the region.
Earthquakes usually cause severe damages to people and property. People can perish or get injured while buildings and infrastructure can be destroyed. Such activities usually drag development behind. For such reasons, it is essential that the appropriate precautions are taken to mitigate such events. The best strategy is to prevent earthquakes. However, they are natural calamities which can occur at any given time. For such reasons, investigation on the recurring earthquakes around this place should be conducted. Such disasters also prevent tourists from visit the region and this is not good for the economy. The West Coast region is rich in tourist attractions, but such events can avert economic gain.