Imagine you are the Director of Earthquake Preparedness for Los Angeles and have been tasked with writing a press release educating the public on earthquake preparedness.
Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word press release that includes the following information:

Descriptions of hazards associated with earthquakes in Los Angeles.

Origin and causes of earthquakes.

Relation of earthquakes to plate tectonics and faults in Los Angeles.

Historical disasters associated with past earthquakes in the LA region.

Potential of future earthquake events.