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. This earthquake caused 60 deaths, 9,000 people injured.
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D it caused a lot of destruction throughout the region in Italy. In 62 A.D, there was a fatal earthquake that damaged towns, cities, this earthquake set Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD which the volcano erupted strongly with streams of hot gases, molten rock that hit Herculaneum. The city quickly was filled up with ash, pumice, molten rock, hot gases from the volcano. When Pompeii was hit not a while after ash, pumice, molten rock fell on top of the town. Some died in their homes or shops from the buildings collapsing while others died from the poisonous fumes that were ejected out of the volcano.
This drop was not reflected by wind speed, however, which only increased to 160 km/h (100 mph) from 140 km/h (85 mph). Over the next two days, Ike maintained a steady course towards Galveston and Houston, TX. Though the hurricane had only increased to a strong Category 2, it exhibited an unusually large wind field, which caused a projected storm surge of that which would usually accompany a Category 4 hurricane”( Hurricanes Science and society). The storm surge was the most dangerous feature of hurricane Ike and was the cause of the majority of the damage associated with the storm. “It was due to this storm surge potential that a hurricane watch was issued from Cameron, LA, to Port Mansfield, TX, earlier than the usual 36-hr threshold (storm surge was expected to impact the area well before tropical-storm-force winds reached the coast)”(Hurricane Science and society).
Haiti Earthquake 2010 Where I come from I have never seen or felt. Anything like the Haiti Earthquake. But I have heard a lot of the natural disasters stories like the Haiti Earthquake. Earthquakes has any sudden shaking of the ground caused by the passage of seismic waves through Earth’s rocks. Seismic waves are made when some kind of energy stored in Earth’s crust.
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.
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
Haiti’s 2010 earthquake was caused from two sides of the fault line moving past each other in an east and west direction, resulting in a geological catastrophe. This is contributed by its geographical location. In addition, Haiti was not doing well before the earthquake due to the poor infrastructure. The earthquake at its height was recorded to be a 7.0 on the Richter Scale. Various geological components of the earthquake caused tremendous aftermath.
The Haiti earthquake last 2010 provided a terrifying major earthquake that cause a population loss of between 100,000 and 316,000. Aside from its weaknesses preparations for such disasters, the aid sector was also unequipped for the urban challenge. Other large-scale disasters such as the Tohoku earthquake in Japan last 2011 and tsunami, and the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines last 2013 as well as other numerous smaller disasters triggered by natural phenomena reinforce the increasing threat of such
Also, high-status people have houses made of expensive and durable material like brick and cement. There are many examples of how your socioeconomic status affects how they react to a natural disaster. In Iceland, June 17, 2000, there was an earthquake of 6.6 magnitudes. Iceland is .936 in the HDI scale out of 1, which is very high. Only 0 people died, 0 people were injured and, the earthquake struck on land.
Even though the earthquake in Japan was significantly stronger than the Haitian earthquake about 14 times more people lost their lives in Haiti than in Japan. The cost of the earthquakes to each nation was extremely different also. The cost to repair the destruction was approximately 38 times more in Japan yet the World Bank estimated that they would recover in 5 years (BBC, 2011) unlike Haiti whose debt was reduced by the World Bank to aid their recovery due to the poverty of the nation. Haiti’s recovery was and still is very much dependent on aid. In the first 7 days after the earthquake Haiti received $274million in donations whereas Japan received $87million (Dickler, J., 2011).
In recent years there has been a big issue on fracking in Oklahoma. This is an issue that only continues to get worse. The oil company, , by residents has been blamed for many of these earthquakes. Within the past month, there have been more and more issues. In Edmond Oklahoma, there was a big earthquake, which provoked residents to sue the company for $28 million in damages.
Loud booms rang out. The quivering began to intensify, causing belongings to fall in residents’ homes. It was the beginning of the 5.7-magnitude Oklahoma earthquake, which struck on November 6, 2011 and resulted in significant structural damage (“Oklahoma’s Largest Quake in Decades Buckles Highway; Rattles Residents,” CNN). A journalistic study—published in the journal Geology—conducted in 2013 showed that the 2011 earthquake was actually caused by fracking, a practice in which water is injected into the Earth’s ground (“Wastewater Injection
Hurricane Sandy destroyed many buildings along the east coast. Sandy was a category one through four hurricane and that is a very dangerous hurricane. Those categories showed in all the destruction that was left after the storm. There were thousands of homes that were destroyed because of the flooding and the high winds that ripped through the towns. Many of people’s homes were not even in the same place because the high flooding picked the houses up off the ground and were move with the water.