On April 18, 1906 an earthquake hit San Francisco for mere minutes. The earthquake registered 8.25 on the Richter scale (eyewitnesshistory). The damage from the earthquake paled in comparison to the level of destruction that followed. The quake cost 3,000 people their lives and not only rattled the residences of San Francisco, but people from Oregon to L.A and as far inland as Nevada(history.com). The quake ran down the San Andreas fault for 296 miles.The total damage estimation is $500,000,000 and very little of that is from the earthquake
Case study 2 earthquake:(LEDC) On December 7 1988 Armenia got struck by a deadly earthquake measuring at 6.8 magnitude the name of the earthquake was (Spitak earthquake). nearly 25 thousand people died 15 thousand injured and at least 400 thousand homeless, More than 20 towns and 342 villages were
Nursing Shortage is a problem we all should be aware of. There are many factors that may lead to a nursing shortage, such as having stressful and unsafe working environments, and our nurses are being overworked. This is a problem we should be aware of because it is affecting the patient care. Nurses, would not have enough time to stay with a patient if they have more patients to worry about. Nurses play a big role in our hospitals and communities.
Falls are the leading cause of death for the construction industry in the U.S. On average between 150-200 construction workers die each year from falls. More than 100,000 workers are injured annually from fall accidents at construction work sites. This number is unacceptable and shows the importance of fall protection, prevention, and proper training is to saving lives and reducing injuries. On average between 150-200 construction workers perish each year as a result of fall accidents. More than 100,000 workers annually are injured because of fall accidents.
The number of people that lost their lives was reported to be around 315 people. However, the overall death toll from the earthquake was closer to around 700 people. The shaking from the Great S.F. earthquake also created a bit of structural damage, breaking a number of San Francisco’s gas and water lines. Because of this, shortly after the earthquake hit, fires began.
In San Francisco on April 18, 1906 at about 5:13 am a HUGE earthquake hit recorded as a 7.7-7.9 . Damaging buildings from left to right. Many poorly structured buildings collapsed causing 500 million dollars in total damage (1906 money) translated to about 8.2 billion dollars today. It was recorded that most buildings immediately caught fire which trapped the victims, about 25,000 buildings were burnt down from the fire, a total of about 490 blocks.At around 8:14 a Major aftershock hit making even more damaged building collapse. The earthquake and fires in San Francisco were recorded to be the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.
Earthquake - The reason for the disruption and destruction of various civilization and races! Seismic events throughout the world in the recent past have triggered many professionals to look into the matter of earthquakes with more gravity than ever before. According to National Geophysical data center, over the past century about 2 million people have died in earthquakes. Whereas about a quarter million people have lost their lives in India, which goes to show the amount of work that is required and called for in India, in the field of earthquake engineering. With India’s quest to become a developed nation and the pre-requisite of it being sustainable infrastructure, whose biggest foe being earthquake it becomes essential for us to grow out
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.
1.1 Introduction 1.1.1 Background Landslides belong to the most destructive phenomena of nature that cause damage to both property and life every year throughout the world. For example, a report from the year 2001 in the United States, landslides caused approximately 3.5 billion dollars in damage, and kill between 25 and 50 people annually (US Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2004). Therefore, the study of landslides has drawn global attention mainly due to increasing awareness of its socio-economic impacts and also increasing pressure of urbanization on the mountain environment (Aleotti and Chowdhury, 1999; Kanungo et al., 2006). In Ethiopia, landslide hazard is one of the crucial environmental problems for all the activities performed
There are lots of Case of the Death of Human and Cattle by thunderstorm from the Atgaon Union. Recently Disaster ministry have declared the Hailstorm as a Disaster of Bangladesh after many incident of Human Death at different area of the country due to Thunderstorm in recent years. The group recommends more trees at haor to absorb thunder that could save their life at deep haor area. Bangladesh has seen a near-record number (261 people) of deaths this year from a phenomenon that appears to be worsening with climate change: lightning strikes. Most lightning deaths usually occur during the warm months of March to July.