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?
Irma flooded the entire area, leaving some places with hip-high water; buildings were lost, and caused destruction to anything that stood in the way. 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.
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.
Notes: Tropical Cyclone Tracey caused an impact in economy of about 950 million dollars in. Also, Tropical Cyclone Tracey lead to a loss in population which dropped the people in jobs decimating local businesses. Tropical Cyclone Tracey destroyed over 9000 homes. Most of the buildings were not built to cyclone regulations despite they were in the cyclone belt. This would have cost them lots of money to rebuild everything again and would have taken a long time to regrow the environment to how it was before.
Carranza was born in Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila on Dec. 29, 1859 during the political upheavals of 1908-1910. He was the leader of Mexican civil war who overturned the dictator Porfirio Diaz and he became the first president of the New Mexican Republic. Before the Mexican civil war he was the governor of Coahuila. Laura Esquivel represents the Mexican revolution in the novel Like Water for Chocolate through many violent events. General Venustiano Carranza was born in the town of Cuatro Ciénegas, the most famous leader of the Mexican revolution who was opposed dictatorship.
Results of The Haiti Earthquake of 2010 The earthquake of 2010 was a 7.0 on the Richter Scale. This large earthquake caused the death of 230,000 people. This was due to poor building structure and little warning. There were too many bodies to move and so few people who were capable of moving them (due to injuries) that the bodies would just be piled up on roads and in city squares. As a result of the earthquake, a total of 10,000 children were left orphaned.
This weakened the once strong colonial ties. In addition, Napoleon’s move into Portugal and Spain in the 1800’s severely destabilized Spanish control. The Spanish rule in Colombia lasted from about 1525 until 1808, and while there were several attempts at a rebellion for independence, it was not until 1811 that Antonio Nariño became one of the first prominent revolutionary leader. The uprising he led sparked a civil war until in 1819. It was then that, “El Libertador” Simon Bolivar was victorious in securing New Granada’s independence.
When the Wenchuan earthquake struck China on the 12th of May 2008 its shock and resulting aftershocks, landslides, mud-rock flows and barrier lakes affected more than 45.5 million people. 69,226 were killed, 17,923 went missing and another 374,643 were injured. The remainder were affected by job loss, homelessness, displacement and economic downfall as a result of the 5.36 million buildings that were destroyed and the further 21 million that were damaged. The disaster caused a direct economic impact of over US$125.7 billion across a spanning number of industries (U.S Geological Survey, 2008). The response to the earthquake had to be a methodical, multi-faceted and interdisciplinary effort, making it a particularly interesting case study for the multidisciplinary group of Hallmark students at La Trobe University.
The earthquake caused widespread damage to the life and ecology. The quake also caused significant damage to the city’s infrastructure, which already had been weakened by the earlier quakes in previous months. 185 people were killed in the disaster and more were severely injured. This event was again followed by large aftershocks on 11 June 2011 and 23 December 2011 causing considerable additional
On 29th of September 2009, on a Tuesday morning Samoa was struck by a horrible tsunami that was triggered by an earthquake. These natural disaster s caused Samoan citizens to lose loved ones, had their homes stripped away from them along with their crops and how their economic environment was left damaged. This report will be explaining to you how these natural disasters affected Samoa. Earthquakes Earths crust is a hard-outer cover that is surrounding around the whole earth; it is made up of many, many pieces that are called Tectonic plates. These tectonic plates are constantly moving however they move quite slowly, the move up to 5 centre meters per year.
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). If fracking is capable of causing temblors as powerful as a 5.7-magnitude, it may be capable of inducing other massive earthquakes in the future.
The subways were still not in use months after the hurricane because it cracked the concrete in the subways. The cost of all the damages amounted up to 75 million United States dollars (Dunbar, 2013). There were at least 117 deaths in the United States as a cause of hurricane sandy 40 of the fatalities were caused by flooding. Hurricane sandy was a one through four category hurricane but, there were not very many deaths which is a good thing. Next many families were left homeless after hurricane sandy.
The Newcastle Earthquake occurred on 28 December 1989 with a magnitude of 5.6M. Although the earthquake did not measure very high on the Richter scale, it was shallow and that is why it shook Newcastle more than a deeper earthquake. The tremor left 13 people dead and hundreds of people injured and needing hospital treatments. The devastation to property was huge and caused damages to 3000 buildings, 35,000 homes and 147 schools. This earthquake quickly became one of Australia’s most serious natural disasters.
In the city of Juneau landslides are common but are often very minor. One of Juneau’s most destructive slides occurred in 1936, covering South Franklin Street and killing 15 (Elizabeth, Jenkins 2015). Although deadly landslides aren’t as frequent damage to land is still a problem that the city faces. There is not a lot the city can do to mitigate the dangers. The city of Juneau focuses on preparedness and building codes and ordinances to protect citizens from another deadly
This war was the first time the United States fought on foreign territory and occupied another nation 's capital. The United Sates only had around 1,700 deaths caused in battle during the war but suffered an additional 11,000 casualties from disease. The financial cost of the war was approximately 75 million dollars. The Mexican government was forced to enact a leva or conscription, which resulted in the deaths of many peasants; there were more than 25,000 military and civilian casualties. Additionally, since the war was fought on Mexican territory, many buildings, roads, and ports were destroyed.3 At port _____________more civilians were killed than soldiers and because the location was a popular port several civilians were from foreign countries.