This earthquake caused 60 deaths, 9,000 people injured. Causing the San Fernando Valley a total pile of destruction (TheAtlantic.com). What was actually the main cause of the Northridge earthquake? Why did the Northridge earthquake caused so many destruction? The earthquake happened because of the movement from the San Andreas Fault (u-s-history.com) .This little movement from the tectonic caused big things such as earthquake, but what exactly is San Andreas Fault?
A tsunami event that occurred in 2004 , called the Boxing Day Tsunami, displaced 1.7 million and injured half a million of souls. A total of 230,000 people were killed (Telegraph,2014). Tsunamis are giant ocean waves that are triggered by an earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. These ocean waves will grow in height as they travel inland, due to the depth of the ocean decreasing. The world responded with donations and relief efforts to countries affected which included Indonesia, Thailand, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Burma and Maldives.
Category 4 hurricanes start to cause catastrophic damage. They cause brutal flooding and this hurricane type begins to kill many people. Category 5 hurricanes are major storms that cause fatal damage and usually have a death toll of around one-hundred people. They have wind speeds of 157 mph and
The magnitude of the earthquake gave hint to the size and power of the San Andreas Fault, that was previously unknown. 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
Helens or Louwella-Clough is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It last erupted on July 10, 2008, but is most famous for its eruption in 1980 which killed more than 57 people and killed thousand of animals. It cause about a billion US dollars to repair. Mount St. Helens is famous for its 1980 eruption. It is one of the world’s most active stratovolcanoes.
The sections will slip, relieving the pressure and creating an earthquake as the energy that was held in the two sections is transferred into seismic waves, also known as an earthquake (Alvarez, et al., 2014). 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
(National Geographic News, 2015). The tsunami resulted in at least 227,000 fatalities, destroyed 141,000 houses and took away the livelihood of more than 600,000 people. (The Bolton Council of Mosques, 2015). The force of the earthquake was thought to have had the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs. The cause of the earthquake and
The large amount of water flooding the country can destroy buildings, roads and infrastructure, and in the evacuation drop people off each other, gridlock occurs, power supply and telecommunications goes down and entire communities may be left marginalized in 1908 hit a tsunami Messina in southern Italy that killed 80,000 people . In 1998 hit Papua New Guinea by a tsunami that destroyed towns and killed about 2200 people and 26 December 2004 happens one of our greatest natural disaster when a large earthquake on the seabed in the Indian Ocean caused a massive tsunami that among other things affected the coasts Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and Indonesia. The destruction was catastrophic and at least 230,000 people lost their lives in the disaster, including 543 Swedish
Tsunamis (Seismic sea waves) are huge ocean waves created by undersea disturbances. Zosia Bulhak Japan is a breathtaking place, but also a country with a very old and respected culture. It would seem like the perfect place to live, almost like a heaven on earth, if it weren’t for the terrible natural disasters called tsunamis. Tsunami comes from Japanese and it means a harbour wave. According to National Geographic, these waves can reach heights up to 35 meters, and are mostly the aftereffects of earthquakes.
Introduction: Living in Skopje, the capital city of a country that is subjected to many earthquakes, some stronger than others, made me interested in earthquakes and finding more about them. The strongest earthquake Skopje has experienced throughout history that caused a severe destruction was the earthquake in 1963 measured at 6.9 on the Richter scale and 6.1 on the Magnitude Moment Scale, which killed over 1,000 people and destroyed 80% of the city. This made me curious to look deeper into the difference between the two magnitude scales, which were brought into use a few decades apart. This exploration will be comparing the two magnitude scales, The Richter Scale and the Moment Magnitude Scale, and I will look at the math used behind