Undoubtedly one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, set the stage for understanding earths forces and how to handle them effectively. San Francisco's transformation into a destroyed city, effective response to wide-spread disaster, and expensive reconstruction were all hurtles for the city to climb back to its previous economic power. Despite these challenges, San Francisco was able to rebuild itself into an even greater and more advanced power. The 1906 earthquake gave way to developments that continue to have a positive effect in today's society.
Although the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 were both horrific events that created huge destruction on the United States, they took a big toll in people’s lives in many different ways and encouraged them to take charge and rebuild back their hometowns that they loved.
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.
5:12 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 1906, one of the most devastating earthquakes in the history of the United States hit the heavily populated city of San Francisco, California. This violent earthquake caused extensive and expensive damage and deaths across the city and even resulted in a fire that raged throughout the city for four full days after the earthquake. While the exact casualty tall is uncertain modern scientist estimate the death toll to be around 3,000 people with rough 25,000 left without a home(_____________3________________). However, all was not lost, from the rubble and ashes of San Francisco scientists, seismologist, and geologists alike were able to make improvements upon earthquake technology and better define what causes
The text asserts that there were no sweeping fires to blame, only the earthquake. This event led to the first major legislative initiative in California to recognize seismic issues: the Field Act of 1933. Steinberg contends that although this was a step in the right direction, seismic enlightenment was still difficult. The author notes that regardless of awareness, many built in areas vulnerable to harmful seismic activity (i.e. near fault lines). The author also states that California is not the only area prone to earthquakes and that typically the poor suffer more from these events wherever they happen.
The greatest disaster in our nation's history. Thousands dead and even some pleading for someone to end their life. Buildings from one to five stories crumbling to the ground. Large pits, some five feet deep covering the scorched earth like craters on the moon. What is this horrific event? The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 that rocked our nation.
From Old to New The article ‘The Really Big One’ written by Kathryn Schulz discusses the Cascadia Subduction Zone and its threat to the people of the Pacific Northwest. She uses the article to inform the public of how the zone was discovered, how devastating the earthquakes and tsunamis will be in this zone, and how most of the Pacific Northwest is not prepared for this zone to erupt. After Schulz article was published, it became a well known across the nation. Everyone who read the article became scared at the thought of this impending doom.
California is one of the most earthquake prone states in the U.S. Due to the state being on a fault line, it is constantly subjected to earthquakes whether they be mild or intense, which constantly puts the cities that lay on the fault line or are near it at risk. The earthquake described in Mark Twain's’ essay “The San Francisco Earthquake” is a rather “hysterical event” to Twain. He sees it as a miniscule or petite quake, where as others see it as a more drastic event. Twain's’ essay argues that the people's reaction (particularly the higher class) to the earthquake was rather excessive.
Petra Nemcova once said, “We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn’t have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.” (Brainy Quote) A natural disaster is unpredictable and will obliterate anything in its path. Families and victims go through sorrow and nuisance. I watched many emotions arise and spirits emerge when I saw the victims of the earthquake that happened in Haiti six years ago.
Northridge Earthquake 1994 Northridge earthquake 1994, one of the most well-known earthquake by Californian people. January 17, 1994, at 4:31 AM this Northridge earthquake struck Los Angeles, California. The earthquake was not happened in the city of Los Angeles, but it happened near San Fernando Valley, 16.5 miles northwest of Los Angeles. With the power of 6.7 Ritcher scale, the earthquake struck the city of Los Angeles, California.
In 1906, an earthquake hit San Francisco, California. More than 3,000 people died. The earthquake that hit San Francisco was one of the largest earthquakes in northern California. It struck the coast of Northern California. "Horrific Wreck of the City" by Fred Hewitt and “Comprehending the Calamity:” by Emma Burke are both about the same thing but the two authors opinion on how this disaster affected people are completely different.
Informative Speech Outline Speaker’s Name: Luz Singh Speech Topic: Safety; Before, During and After an Earthquake General Purpose: To Inform Central Idea (Main Goal): Help the audience prepare for a massive earthquake. A. Introduction Attention Grabber: I would like to begin by recalling the earthquake of a magnitude of 7.1 in the Ritcher Scale, that struck the center of Mexico this past 19th of September. (Transition):
These two plates push and shove each other causing small tremors throughout which can cause landslides,volcanic eruptions and once in a couple years, quakes with devastating results. The strongest earthquake recorded occurred in 1991 with a measure of 7.6 on the Richter scale. This earthquake left 4 dead and buildings as well as bridges and road were completely destroyed. If another Earthquake occurs, the coastal cities would be the most affected ones as they are closer to the plates.