At first, the magma coming out of the volcano was not quick enough to outrun the people, but after about 12 hours the people of Pompeii who stayed behind realized that things only got worse. Much worse, in fact. The large cloud of super-heated ash and debris that hung in the air above the city soon collapsed from its own weight and engulfed the city in feet of ash and also literally baked the people in the city. Writer Pliny the Younger wrote to his friend Cornelius Tacitus explaining the events that unfolded that fateful day: “Meanwhile on Mount Vesuvius broad sheets of fire and leaping flames blazed at several points, their bright glare emphasized by the darkness of night”. This one of the only first-hand encounters that discovered making it very helpful for
Throughout the rest of the year smaller aftershock occurred periodically. Because of the earthquake, four hundred million dollars was recorded in damages. Major structures were destroyed throughout the cities in Alaska. The four and a half minutes of shaking also caused landslides and avalanches. Over one hundred and thirty thousand square kilometers received the most damage.
“Millions of lives were changed in a day by a cruel and wasteful storm” (George W. Bush). George W. Bush said this quote after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. Hurricanes are deadly natural disasters that affect people every year. They have a very complex way of forming, and each storm is distinguished by its characteristics. After hurricanes, people and the environment are deeply harmed.
Tsunamis happen when the plates on the crust of the earth move, therefore moving the entire plate so that the water rises and is pushed forward, therefore causing a tsunami (Drohan, 2009, p.21). These tectonic plates are everywhere, under everything from the biggest mountain to the smallest hill. Though it is infrequent, volcanoes have been known to cause tsunamis. It happens when to volcano begins to erupt, but instead of coming out from the top of the volcano a lateral blast shoots out from the side. Next, a quickly moving avalanche of lava pours into the water near it causing the wave to travel to distant coastlines (Springer, 2005).
On the first day of the eruption on the 18th Mount Vesuvius made it rain rocks which were large, this covered the towns in metres of ash, lava and debris. Citizens could hear the roaring, rumbling and shaking as lava came down the mountain. When Italy’s allied forces had arrived for war it was unfortunate they had a horrible surprise because Mount Vesuvius had had destroyed Italy’s air forces planes at Terigro Airport. Over 12,000 people were displaced from their homes because of the disaster. The eight lava fountains that were created which were all around the place, as the days went by these fountains intensified.
Surge number three, however, reached the northern end of Pompeii, demolishing building and opening the way for later flows. The fourth deluge went straight through the town, wreaking havoc. It is estimated that the flow killed 650 people, if not more. The fifth wave reached the southern end of the town, killing more people, and the layer
Day of the Disaster by Lauren Tarshis ' is mostly about a town called Pompeii and the volcano called Mount Vesuvius, when the town of Pompeii was as normal as can be "BOOM, BOOM" then it happened one of the most deadliest volcano eruption in the world. Here is what the text stated "The pumice falls with painful force. It is mixed with hot ash, which clogs your nose and throat. Many people are fleeing." I choose this one because this explains how deadly this volcano was and is and what it could do if this happened again.
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?
With this happening, it only caused more problems. It could not let the water out so all the water and debris ended up backing up all over the city. This is when all the trash and everything else it picked up along the way had caught fire. The Johnstown Flood was one of the most destructive and devastating floods in Johnstown; buildings were demolished, thousands were killed, and it resulted in years of reconstruction (The Johnstown Flood- May
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimated that the Icelandic volcano crisis cost airlines more than $1.7 billion in lost revenue six days after the initial eruption. On days when disruptions were greatest, losses reached $400 million per day. As many as 1.2 million passengers a day were affected. Later analysis concluded that some 107,000 flights were canceled during a 8 day period representing 48% of the total air traffic. On certain days as much as 80% of total flights were canceled.