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
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.
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. The world was left wide jawed as the toll of damage and lives affected or lost from these simultaneous disaster affecting the nations were rising.
Conclusion The largest earthquake ever recorded on the rector scale is the Great Chilean Earthquake. At some time in the past as some point there could have been a larger earthquake, however the technology did not exist, it would not have been recorded. With the Great Chilean Earthquake there devastating effects of landscape, loss of building and home and the disastrous amount of people that lost their life. Had the technology been available in the 1960’s, the death toll would have been significant reduced and potentially they could have predicted this disastrous
Key West is a tourist area with small buildings scattered everywhere; the amount of wind and rain managed to destroy nearly 1,200 buildings and the remaining buildings were left in rough conditions (Atkins, Katie). With the strength of Irma, as seen below, the prevention of the occurrence could not be
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.
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
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.
Both were impacted terribly and suffered the loss of lives, but Samoa seemed to come out of it the worst. Firstly, the first wave arrived only 10 minutes after the earthquake in Samoa. However, American Samoa had 20 minutes until the first wave. This gave them more warning and time to evacuate to higher grounds. Also in Samoa the height above sea level was 14 m however in American Samoa it was 10m .
The large amount of water flooding the country can destroy buildings, roads and infrastructure, and in the evacuation drop people off each other, gridlock occurs, power supply and telecommunications goes down and entire communities may be left marginalized in 1908 hit a tsunami Messina in southern Italy that killed 80,000 people . In 1998 hit Papua New Guinea by a tsunami that destroyed towns and killed about 2200 people and 26 December 2004 happens one of our greatest natural disaster when a large earthquake on the seabed in the Indian Ocean caused a massive tsunami that among other things affected the coasts Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and Indonesia. The destruction was catastrophic and at least 230,000 people lost their lives in the disaster, including 543 Swedish
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. The seismograms confirmed that the focus of the earthquake was 10 to 12 km deep within the crust under Boolaroo, an outer suburb of Lake Macquarie.
Between the North and pacific plates and the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault system Juneau has a high risk of serious earthquakes. Juneau frequently has multiple earthquakes a year. Last year Juneau went through over fourteen earthquakes and this year the city has only had six (Earthquake Track, 2015). Most of the earthquakes in Juneau are between two and four magnitude earthquakes. Juneau also has a history of serious earthquakes.
Greater and stronger earthquakes, greater than magnitude 7, happen more than once per month. Huge earthquakes, magnitude 8 and higher, occur about once a year. Most earthquakes occur along the edge of the oceanic and continental plates (“How Often Do Earthquakes Occur?”). The world’s largest earthquake with an instrumentally documented magnitude occurred on May 22, 1960 near Valdivia, in southern Chile.
What damage did the Boxing Day tsunami cause? The Boxing Day tsunami destroyed parts of Indonesia, Shri Lanka, India, Thailand, Maldives, and Somalia killing about 230,000 people. It happened in 2004 on Dec. 26.
Superstorm Sandy Superstorm Sandy devastated almost all of the eastern seaboard and parts of Cuba. The hurricane started as a normal tropical storm over the warm waters near the equator (Pacific and Atlantic oceans). Then began to spin counterclockwise and form into a hurricane. The hurricane was given a category one rating on October 23, 2012.Even though the hurricane did not touch the Dominican Republic it still dumped twenty inches of rain in Hispaniola. Over fifty people died from flooding and mudslides.