While the Northridge earthquake was happening Californian people couldn’t predict it (u-s-history.com). The quake went even worse at 4:37 AM, because at this time buildings started to fall down, flood started to come, and some buildings was burnt by fire. At 4:39 AM is the worst situation, because some highways
Since the epicentre of the quake was on land no Tsunami occurred. The event was followed by aftershocks for about 17 months. One of the major and devastating aftershock was Christchurch earthquake. At 12.51 pm NZDT on 22 February 2011 an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 again struck the Canterbury region of South island, New Zealand, but this time the earthquake was centred 2 kilometres west of the port town of Lyttelton and 10 kilometres south-east of the centre of Christchurch, New Zealand's second most populous city. The earthquake caused widespread damage to the life and ecology.
I believe that the bombing of Japan was an over the top choice by the Americans. This way of bombing the Japanese was very inhumane, and left thousands dead. The A-bomb was extremely inhumane, there were a number of other options that the americans could have used, instead of bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some might think that the A-bomb saved america, but it destroyed Japan. They didn’t realize how much the A-bomb would affect the people and the whole country of Japan, the 20,000 kilojoule bomb killed 140,000 people within the months that followed.
The Massive Earthquake The earthquake in 1906 was one of the most tragic things that happened in history . Mainly approximately 3,000 people died in this natural disaster .Also a woman named ¨Emma Burke ¨ was one of the survivors to live to write her story . Also the is a story that tells the reader about the 1906 earthquake .The name of that book is called ¨Dragonwings ¨ The disaster was really bad for those who lost their lives and to those who were injured . During this time it made it hard for people to survive because of all the smoke and to those who lost their houses in the fire Because they had different purposes for writing, Emma Burke’s point of view of the 1906 earthquake was that nothing really happened to anyone , while Moon
The Effects of the Atomic Bombing on Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki The detonation of both atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki not only destroyed both Japanese cities and resulted in over 199,000 casualties , but left an abominable effect on the health and lives of the atomic bomb survivors. Thanks to 280,000 survivors and organizations created, numerous amounts of research was done to understand the health effects caused mostly by the exposure to unsafe amounts of radiation. The research of effects on Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors is the longest and largest medical study in history; effects of the atomic bomb included long term health issues, immediate injuries, and discrimination against the survivors. To begin with, one
Military mistakes, natural disasters, these are just a couple of ways Rome began to fall. Rome was falling, the reasons why are natural disaster and diseases, military mistakes, and foreign invasions. Natural disaster and diseases were one of many reasons Rome began to fall. This is the most biggest cause of the falling because “The Roman world was shaken by a violent and destructive earthquake.” (Document F) This shows how natural disasters affected Rome. Diseases on the other hand “Decimated the population.” (Document F) Military mistakes had a role in Rome falling as well.
The bombing of Hiroshima was a direct outcome of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the bombing of Pearl Harbor killed 23,000 Americans. The bombing of Hiroshima killed 150,000 japanese citizens and ruined 90,000 structures, and left a stain in Hiroshima’s history. There were not many survivors In the bombing of Hiroshima, but there were two who came out and talked about what happened in their eyes. They also talked about how it truly affected their lives. The bombing on Hiroshima eventually lead to Japan deciding to surrender to the United States in WW11.
The Lisbon earthquake and resulting fire in 1755 led Voltaire to attack optimism with a renewed vigor. The earthquake, which "wiped out three quarters of Lisbon," killed 20,000. In seeking to explain this phenomenon, Pangloss attempts to console victims by proving that things could not be otherwise. "For, said he, all this is for the best, since if there is a volcano at Lisbon, it cannot be somewhere else, since it is unthinkable that things should not be where they are, since everything is well" (326). This complete nonsense does nothing to console the people of Lisbon; Voltaire indirectly makes his point that optimism, as spouted by most, is complete philosophical
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
He called his father to tell him that “the staircases collapsed… we are stuck here”(Dwyer and Flynn 111). Unfortunately, hundreds of people shared the same experience as Milanowycz and had nowhere to go as a result of blocked staircases. In addition to the design and staircases, the lack of fireproofing in the Twin Towers further supports the claim that the inadequate construction of the tower was the greatest contributing factor to loss of life. The fireproofing was not sufficient to begin with and had never even been tested. After the 1993 bombing, the Port Authority began to replace it but had