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Old 07-22-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Zurich
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hello to everybody!
I'm a swiss student in Zurich. Next year's gonna be my last one in high school.. so I've to work on a special topic for half a year.. I've chosen "Earthquakes ind California"
Now I'd like to make a survey with you. I hope that you find time (it won't take more than 5min) for answering the questions.

Please response as follows: e.g
1.b
2.a
3.d
4.c etc..

thank you

Survey about earthquakes in California

1. Age:
a) -20
b) 20-40.
c) 40-60
d) 60+

2. Gender:
a) Male
b) Female

3. Where do you live?
a) Northern California
b) Central CA
c) Southern CA

4. What do you think are the biggest problems after (occured) earthquakes?
a) Collapsed electricity network
b) Destroyed buildings
c) Finances for the reconstruction
d) The dead
e) Destroyed infrastructure (bridges etc.)

5. What was the magnitude of the most intensive earthquake you’ve ever experienced?
Magnitude (Richter scale):
a) 1-2
b) 3
c) 4
d) 5
e) 6-7

6. How often do earthquakes occur in your area?
a) Daily
b) few times per week
c) Weekly
d) Every other week
e) Monthly


7. What arrangements does the government make concerning the limitation of damage?
a) Disaster exercises
b) Early warning system
c) „Earthquake-proved“ buildings, bridges (elastic)
d) Stopping the immigration

8. Does the government participate in the compensation for damage? If yes how much?
a) No, no participation at all
b) -25%
c) 25-50%
d) 50-75%
e) 75-100%


9. In what way are you prepared/shielded against earthquakes?
a) My house is solid
b) I’m well insured
c) I continuously take part in disaster erxercises
d) I’m not prepared at all, nor shielded.
e) Earthquakes usually don’t affect me

10. What does you concern at most at the moment?
a) Economic crisis
b) Middle East conflict (maybe relatives over there)
c) Danger of an earthquakes in my region
d) Global Warming

11. How often do you think about earthquakes and their danger?
a) Daily
b) Few times per week
c) Weekly
d) Every other week
e) Monthly

12. What scenario makes you at most afraid?
a) „The big one“, earthquake in CA that should occur in the next 30 years
b) A Forest fire
c) A Terrorist attack
d) An assault

13. Suppose, an eathquake destroyed your house, what would you do?
a) Rebuild the house at same place
b) Rent a flat in the same town
c) Leave the „danger zone“ (e.g. San Francisco)
d) Leave CA

14. In what way are you interested/engaged in earthquake researches?
a) I donate money to earthquake foundations or smth. similar
b) I’m a researcher myself
c) Not at all
d) I’m not engaged, but I usually look for new discoveries

15. Where do you get the information? (linked to question before)
a) Newspaper
b) Internet
c) Presentation
d) Radio
e) TV
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Originally Posted by Zurich View Post
hello to everybody!
I'm a swiss student in Zurich. Next year's gonna be my last one in high school.. so I've to work on a special topic for half a year.. I've chosen "Earthquakes ind California"
Now I'd like to make a survey with you. I hope that you find time (it won't take more than 5min) for answering the questions.

Please response as follows: e.g
1.b
2.a
3.d
4.c etc..

thank you

Survey about earthquakes in California

1.
c) 40-60

2. Gender:
a) Male


3. Where did you live?

c) Southern CA

4. What do you think are the biggest problems after (occured) earthquakes?

d) The dead

5. What was the magnitude of the most intensive earthquake you’ve ever experienced?

e) 6-7

6. How often do earthquakes occur in your area?
a) Daily



7. What arrangements does the government make concerning the limitation of damage?
a) Disaster exercises

c) „Earthquake-proved“ buildings, bridges (elastic)


8. Does the government participate in the compensation for damage? If yes how much?
??????


9. In what way are you prepared/shielded against earthquakes?
a) My house is solid
b) I’m well insured


e) Earthquakes usually don’t affect me

10. What does you concern at most at the moment?
a) Economic crisis

11. How often do you think about earthquakes and their danger?
rarely

12. What scenario makes you at most afraid?

c) A Terrorist attack


13. Suppose, an eathquake destroyed your house, what would you do?
a) Rebuild the house at same place


14. In what way are you interested/engaged in earthquake researches?

c) Not at all


15. Where do you get the information? (linked to question before)
a) Newspaper
b) Internet
c) Presentation
d) Radio
e) TV
I hope you get an A.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:57 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Stopping the immigration? I thought you might be serious until I got to that one. I'll pass.
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by Fontucky View Post
Stopping the immigration? I thought you might be serious until I got to that one. I'll pass.

That just seems so out of context that I can't imagine it's the word he intended to use. Perhaps he meant stopping people from coming into the damaged areas.
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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1. Age:


b) 20-40.


2. Gender:

a) Male


3. Where do you live?

c) Southern CA

4. What do you think are the biggest problems after (occured) earthquakes?

d) The dead


5. What was the magnitude of the most intensive earthquake you’ve ever experienced?
Magnitude (Richter scale):

d) 5 (I think...)


6. How often do earthquakes occur in your area?

a) Daily (but I don't feel all of them)



7. What arrangements does the government make concerning the limitation of damage?

c) „Earthquake-proved“ buildings, bridges (elastic)


8. Does the government participate in the compensation for damage? If yes how much?

f) depends on what is damaged


9. In what way are you prepared/shielded against earthquakes?

e) Earthquakes usually don’t affect me


10. What does you concern at most at the moment?

a) Economic crisis


11. How often do you think about earthquakes and their danger?

f) never


12. What scenario makes you at most afraid?

d) An assault


13. Suppose, an eathquake destroyed your house, what would you do?

a) Rebuild the house at same place


14. In what way are you interested/engaged in earthquake researches?

d) I’m not engaged, but I usually look for new discoveries


15. Where do you get the information? (linked to question before)

b) Internet
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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Here are my responses.

1. Age c

2. Gender a, male

3. a. northern Cal

4. e. destroyed infrastructure

5. e. 6-7 I have been in a 6.9, a 7 and two 7.2's

6. c. weekly

7. a. disaster exercises

8. I am undecided on this one

9. both a and b

10. a

11. e

12. b, I live in far northern California and we are heavily forested

13. a

14. I would say b since geology and earthquakes are a favorite subject of mine. I check for earthquake updates every day.

15. mostly the internet, b
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Shallow alcove hidden from the telescreen
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Default Usgs

Maybe keep this link handy:

Maps of Recent Earthquake Activity in California-Nevada

I live on the northwest fringe of Southern CA and have a shortcut icon to that site on my computer desktop.

Sorry, don't feel like going though the whole survey, but here are a few:

Lived in CA since 75. Strongest quake felt -- Northridge - 7.1. Biggest problem after a sizable quake (after rescuing life and getting people to safety) is getting information. After Northridge, the first service to be restored was telephone, and we got info from friends and family across the country and globe who were watching news reports. We were without electricity for about a day.

Honestly, I'm not tremendously prepared in terms of food and water. I do not use toilet-bowl cleaner in the toilet tank, so after boiling, that can be a source of drinking water. (The tank water, not the bowl water.) I own two houses and have EQ insurance on both, though I wonder if I can afford the deductible (my responsibility) should I need to make a claim. Not sure what I'd do if I became homeless after a quake. Tent it in the front yard until I could find the charity of friends for a while? Sometimes the thought of a post-quake tsunami hits me, though not too often.

California first-responders, I believe, are well prepared and trained to deal with the aftermath of an earthquake, though I have little confidence in the Federal government's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It has lost a lot of credibility and was mostly destroyed administratively through appointments of incompetent or unqualified top managers between 2000 and 2008.

Good luck with your project.
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:22 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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4. What do you think are the biggest problems after (occured) earthquakes?
a) Collapsed electricity network
b) Destroyed buildings
c) Finances for the reconstruction
d) The dead
e) Destroyed infrastructure (bridges etc.)
Oh, definitely 'd': the dead. I mean, when they're stacked up like so much cordwood on the sidewalks, it's such a nuisance to get from point A to point B, and shouting at them to move out of the way is like banging your head against the wall.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:21 AM
 
Location: Zurich
21 posts, read 28,655 times
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Originally Posted by stillkit View Post
That just seems so out of context that I can't imagine it's the word he intended to use. Perhaps he meant stopping people from coming into the damaged areas.

Ou sorry Fontucky, I should have written it more clearly.

@ Stillkit,
you got it right, that's exactly what I ment

thanks for participating so far, hope a lot more will follow,and please just response the way as it's explained in the beginning, it's much easier for me to evaluate it in the end
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Zurich
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I had to go once more through it, thnaks to those which advised me to make the answers clearer.
here the new version with (hopefully) no unclarities.

please chose only given answers ... as long as something essential isn't missing.. no justification needed

Please response as follows: e.g
1.b
2.a
3.d
4.c etc..

thank you

Survey about earthquakes in California

1. Age:
a) -20
b) 20-40.
c) 40-60
d) 60+

2. Gender:
a) Male
b) Female

3. Where do you live?
a) Northern California
b) Central CA
c) Southern CA

4. What do you think are the biggest problems after (occured) earthquakes?
a) Collapsed electricity network
b) Destroyed buildings
c) Finances for the reconstruction
d) The dead
e) Destroyed infrastructure (bridges etc.)

5. What was the magnitude of the most intensive earthquake you’ve ever experienced?
Magnitude (Richter scale):
a) 1-2
b) 3
c) 4
d) 5
e) 6-7

6. How often do earthquakes occur in your area?
a) Daily
b) few times per week
c) Weekly
d) Every other week
e) Monthly


7. What arrangements does the government make concerning the limitation of damage?
a) Disaster exercises
b) Early warning system
c) „Earthquake-proved“ buildings, bridges (elastic)
d) Stopping the immigration from coming to damaged areas

8. Does the government participate in the compensation for damage (destroyed house)? If yes how much?
a) No, no participation at all
b) -25%
c) 25-50%
d) 50-75%
e) 75-100%


9. In what way are you prepared/shielded against earthquakes?
a) My house is solid
b) I’m well insured
c) I continuously take part in disaster erxercises
d) I’m not prepared at all, nor shielded.
e) Earthquakes usually don’t affect me

10. What does you concern at most at the moment?
a) Economic crisis
b) Middle East conflict (maybe relatives over there)
c) Danger of an earthquakes in my region
d) Global Warming

11. How often do you think about earthquakes and their danger?
a) Daily
b) Few times per week
c) Weekly
d) Every other week
e) Monthly
f) never

12. What scenario makes you at most afraid?
a) „The big one“, earthquake in CA that should occur in the next 30 years
b) A Forest fire
c) A Terrorist attack
d) An assault

13. Suppose, an eathquake destroyed your house, what would you do?
a) Rebuild the house at same place
b) Rent a flat in the same town
c) Leave the „danger zone“ (e.g. San Francisco)
d) Leave CA

14. In what way are you interested/engaged in earthquake researches?
a) I donate money to earthquake foundations or smth. similar
b) I’m a researcher myself
c) Not at all
d) I’m not engaged, but I usually look for new discoveries

15. Where do you get the information? (linked to question before)
a) Newspaper
b) Internet
c) Presentation
d) Radio
e) TV[/quote]
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