This earthquake damaged 296 miles of the 800 mile long San Andreas Fault. The fire was started by the broken gas lines all throughout the 490 damaged blocks.The seventh great fire was reported to go on for about 4 days in total, before being put
Prince William Sound, Alaska earthquake was one of the second most powerful earthquakes recorded in the U.S. and North America. It took place on March 27 1964. The earthquake had a magnitude of 9.2, it lasted nearly four minutes. This was an extremely destructive earthquake in Prince William Sound and other areas of Alaska. In Western Canada, Oregon California and Hawaiian Island a Pacific-wide tsunami was produced which was destructive in.
Till this day parts of the city are still in ruins. Hurricane Katrina caused $81 billion in property damage. It is estimated that the total economic impact in Louisiana and Mississippi exceeded $150 billion. Katrina earned the title of being the costliest hurricane ever in United States history. Hurricane Katrina revealed and verified the link among race, place and vulnerability within groups.
In 2003, there were several minor financial scandals involving insider information and bribery. In response, Lagos introduced new reforms promising greater transparency. In 2004, Chile passed a law permitting divorce for the first time. On February 27th, 2010, Chile was hit by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake,the fifth largest ever recorded at the time, for perspective. Fatalities were relatively low, with some 500 people killed in the devastation, most from the tsunami that resulted from the earthquake.The earthquake was also followed by multiple aftershocks.
Which 40% of the houses, farms, livestock are destroyed during Valdivia earthquakes, also they are 1,655 people dead, 3,000 injured, 2,000,000 homeless and $550 million damage. So for the Alaska earthquake, are also known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake, the Portage Earthquake and the Good Friday Earthquake. This earthquakes is a largest earthquake that happened in North America and the second most powerful earthquake recorded in history. Which the earthquakes event are killed 131 people, and 119 people are die because of tsunami while this damage are cost $311 million in 1964
The earthquake occurred on January 14th, 1968 in Sicily, the southern most region of Italy, also known as the tip of the boot. The earthquake recorded the largest shock at 5.5 on the moment magnitude scale (which measures the power of an earthquake) and had an intensity of X on the Mercalli intensity scale (which measures the intensity of earthquakes). Even the after shocks recorded at high levels of VII. That’s a very powerful earthquake. The Belice earthquake took the lives of many people, and injured and took the homes of even more.
The earthquakes intensity was measured at a magnitude of 7.9 on the present Richter scale (The Great 1906, 4). This earthquake was an extremely vigorous magnitude that would have killed approximately fifthteen hundred to forty five hundred people and injure fifty thousand (House, 51). This was not the first earthquake in San Francisco. 1864, 1898, and 1900 were years of earthquakes striking but not as strong as 1906 (San Francisco of 1906, 1). Ten million California residents who lived closely from the major fault lines could have been in endangered in many extreme ways.
Falling debris could strike people, livestock and pets, and older mobile homes could be destroyed.” Then there is Category 2 and 3, which have higher wind speeds as Category 1. A Category 2 hurricane winds are between 96 and 110 mph and a Category 3 hurricane winds are between 111 to 129, which can both cause devastating damage (Abrams). A Category 4 and 5 hurricane is what the Okeechobee hurricane was placed in. A hurricane that is a Category 4 or 5 has the highest winds and the most damage. A Category 4 hurricane has a wind range from 130 to 156 mph and a Category 5 hurricane has a wind range from 157 mph or higher (Abrams).
Hurricane Katrina Striking the US on the morning of the 29th day of August, Katrina, one of the deadliest hurricanes to hit the nation, stands as the most destructive. It had a death toll of about 1833, with millions of others remaining homeless. The loss that the nation suffered as a consequence, as per the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), went beyond $108 billion (Zimmerman, 2015). First hitting the US’s Gulf Coast, the hurricane fast spread inland making a landfall with the strength of a Category-3 rating. The hurricane ranked sixth in terms of strength.
The city also experiences activity from the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault system. This fault system has caused large earthquakes in the past. 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).
Over fifty people died from flooding and mudslides. Sandy became even stronger as it moved from Hispaniola to Cuba. Fifty-five thousand people were evacuated. The storm hit Santiago de Compostela, Cuba’s second largest city. Sandy became the deadliest hurricane to hit Cuba.
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. It was assigned a magnitude of 9.5 by the United States Geological Survey.
Recently, on January 7th 2016, there was an earthquake caused by fracking, in Oklahoma, where earthquakes are rare. This particular quake was a 4.8 on the Richter Scale, which is the highest ever recorded. It occurred in the center of the state, was felt all over. Also, within the past week, there have been more than 20 quakes all over the state. in recent years, since 2011, earthquakes have occurred more and more often.
The beginning Category 3 hurricane sustained winds of 100-140 mph and stretched about 400 miles across. The hurricane itself dealt much damage but the afterwards flooding is what caused the most damage in the United States. Experts estimate that Hurricane Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damages. What is a storm surge? A storm surge is the rising of the sea as a result of atmospheric pressure changes and wind associated with a storm.