little movement from the tectonic caused big things such as earthquake, but what exactly is San Andreas Fault? San Andreas fault is major fracture of the Earth’s crust in extreme western north America (Brittanica). San Andreas fault have caused so many earthquakes in U.S.A, causing many destruction, and causing lost of lifes. Now, What made Northridge Earthquake so destructive? While the Northridge earthquake was happening Californian people couldn’t predict it (u-s-history.com).
Conclusion The largest earthquake ever recorded on the rector scale is the Great Chilean Earthquake. At some time in the past as some point there could have been a larger earthquake, however the technology did not exist, it would not have been recorded. With the Great Chilean Earthquake there devastating effects of landscape, loss of building and home and the disastrous amount of people that lost their life. Had the technology been available in the 1960’s, the death toll would have been significant reduced and potentially they could have predicted this disastrous
Now all that is left is the pieces and items that once created the beautiful cities. Is it possible to prevent this destruction caused by Irma? With how strong the winds were and how long they managed to stay powerful, the prevention of Irma was slim. Some simple actions can be taken to help minimize the amount of destruction, yet complete prevention remains unachievable. In the Keys, the winds reached 130 miles per hour and the intense seas destroyed everything in its path (The Weather Channel).
And while the extensive death tolls and damage made to the city was horrific, the better understanding and knowledge of how to properly build for the San Andreas earthquakes was priceless. The ‘Great Earthquake’ of 1906 was not only a massively impressive earthquake but it was also the creator of one of the most destructive fires in the history of the United States of
Haiti’s 2010 earthquake was caused from two sides of the fault line moving past each other in an east and west direction, resulting in a geological catastrophe. This is contributed by its geographical location. In addition, Haiti was not doing well before the earthquake due to the poor infrastructure. The earthquake at its height was recorded to be a 7.0 on the Richter Scale. Various geological components of the earthquake caused tremendous aftermath.
Tsunamis can require hundreds of thousands of lives and devastate entire communities within only a few minutes after the wave reaches land. Another reason that tsunamis are so dangerous is that they are not really going to do something to prevent the massive wave power and it is very fast for a tsunami to be formed and travels through the sea to the land. Because it is difficult to prevent tsunamis and for the reason that it goes very quickly, it is important to alert and to be prepared, especially the most affected areas, to make the consequences of the tsunami mitigated. Man has destroyed ecosystems such as coral reefs and sandbanks which has served as a shelter to slow tsunamis.
ABSTRACT The purpose of this article is to discuss 2010-2011 New Zealand earthquakes and the aftershocks, geological reasons of earthquake and various terminologies related to earthquake. The article also describes the Geology of New Zealand and how the geographical location makes the country Vulnerable to such disasters. Majorly the article discuss, the 2010 Canterbury earthquake and 2011 Christchurch earthquake, its Impact on Social and Economic structures of the country and its impact on the Ecology and its overall effect. In this article the Christchurch earthquake has been considered as a aftershock to the main event, which was the Canterbury earthquake but there is an argument whether the Christchurch earthquake was a aftershock of main
Both were impacted terribly and suffered the loss of lives, but Samoa seemed to come out of it the worst. Firstly, the first wave arrived only 10 minutes after the earthquake in Samoa. However, American Samoa had 20 minutes until the first wave. This gave them more warning and time to evacuate to higher grounds. Also in Samoa the height above sea level was 14 m however in American Samoa it was 10m .
It was a dormant volcano and it suddenly and unexpectedly erupted and it destroyed the city of Pompeii within the next 25 hours. The volcano launched a 10-mile giant cloud of ash and pumice rocks. This ash and smoke was the main reason why many people died in Pompeii. It made people suffocate on it and it also might have made them have asthma or some other kind of lung disease. One positive effect Vesuvius did have for the environment of Pompeii is that it increased land area which
Both can pass through solid rock, only P-waves can pass through gases and liquids. Some of the effects of earthquake are businesses that might get jeopardize, people might break in and steal goods and ruin the business and that will cause economic loss, people belongings will get destroyed and many people might get injured or worse. Tsunamis on the other hand are commonly associated with earth quakes because they are caused by earthquakes under
Strong earthquakes that hit people’s homes not only destroy their homes, but leave a grand amount of people homeless. As a result, earthquakes affect the Earth, people, and property on it. All of the houses, buildings, and roadways destroyed make repair bills go up to more than $6 billion and people hold the devastation of some of their family members and friends who get injured in earthquakes. Animals that once lived together spread to other continents which they aren’t used to when the Earth’s continents slide and
It involves high-pressure injections of water and chemicals into rock formations, which in turn release natural gas (Thompson, “Hydraulic Fracturing Should Be Banned”). However, fracking can result in many negative outcomes. For instance, scientists who conducted the earthquake study for Geology discovered that not only did fracking cause the biggest earthquake in Oklahoma, but it also caused more earthquakes in states that hardly experienced any seismic activity (“Wastewater Injection Spurred Biggest Earthquake Yet, Says Study,” The Earth Institute Columbia University). In fact, quakes have hit so frequently in Oklahoma, that state and oil regulators decided to shut down five disposal wells due to the increasing number of earthquakes in a city named Cushing (“Oil Regulators Shut Down Two Disposal Wells After Earthquakes Near Cushing”, State Impact: NPR).
On May 22, 1960, in Valdivia, Chile, there was an Earthquake that was a major geologic disaster that affected people in many ways. According to the Wikipedia article "1960 Valdivia earthquake." , The magnitude of the earthquake was 9.4-9.6. It is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. The earthquake killed an estimated amount between 1,000-6,000 people. The earthquake caused 400-800 million dollars of damage in US which is between 3.24-6.48 billion dollars US today.
A cloud of dust was visible from the rubble of the collapsed buildings. The only light in the city was the fire burning in the Marina district. Sirens blared from every direction. The shock was responsible for 63 deaths, 3,757 injuries and left 3,000-12,000 people homeless.
How the Mishandling of the Great Earthquake of 1906 Began the Panic of 1907 Natural disasters and macroeconomics are not two topics one would normally think to place together as affecting one another; however, natural disasters have the ability to play a large role in macroeconomics. For example, as tectonic plates ruptured on a chilly, San Franciscan morning in 1906, the American economy soon followed suit in a rupture of its own. Although the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was a natural disaster, it is believed that its poor handling set off a chain of events that caused the Panic of 1907. The destructive decisions made primarily by San Francisco’s corrupt Mayor Eugene Schmitz and ruthless Army General Frederick Funston in the aftermath of