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Unformatted text preview: James Francis Geology 303 Olsen 10/18/2011 Valparaiso: Yay or Nay Everyone knows that in the battle between Mother Earth and Humans that Mother Earth has always won and will continue to win. Therefore, it is important that Humans respect the Earth and most importantly know the dangers that Earth can produce namely, natural disasters. With a thorough knowledge of natural disasters one may not be able to predict exactly when a natural disaster will occur but they can assess what could happen and be prepared for it when the disaster does happen. This is the reason why, if I was offered a fantastic job in Valparaiso Chile, I would have to assess the natural disaster risk and geography of Chile before I accepted the offer. One of the most known types of natural disasters occurring in Chile is Earthquakes. This is partly due to the fact that the largest earthquake ever recorded occurred in Chile in 1960. This earthquake was measured as a 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale. Earthquakes are a serious threat in Chile because of where it is in relation to tectonic plates. Chile lies near a subduction threat in Chile because of where it is in relation to tectonic plates....
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2012 for the course GEOG 303 taught by Professor Camp during the Fall '08 term at San Diego State.
- Fall '08