Significant Earthquake Throughout its lifespan, earth has experienced some very extreme catastrophes. These disastrous events have the capability to totally alter the landscape as well as change the lives of the inhabitants of the area that they occur in. During this period of time some catastrophes were foreseeable such volcanos erupting, severe thunder and snow storms, however, catastrophes such as earthquake, tsunami and tornado were not predicable. Back in 1960, the technology that we have today was not available; therefore there was no warning or indication when a possible earthquake might occur. Today, technology has evolved beyond our wildest dreams, as technology now offers the ability to some nature disaster and warn those living
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? San Andreas fault is major fracture of the Earth’s crust in extreme western north America (Brittanica). San Andreas fault have caused so many earthquakes in U.S.A, causing many destruction, and causing lost of lifes. Now, What made Northridge Earthquake so destructive? While the Northridge earthquake was happening Californian people couldn’t predict it (u-s-history.com).
The monumental nature of Atlantis’s destruction is described in several phases. It is said that each phase consisted of ground shaking tremors, eruptions, or an onslaught of waves which all lead up to the complete destruction of the utopia. Although it is hard to believe, these exact circumstances happened to the Minoan people. First, there were several earthquakes preceding the eruptions of the most powerful volcano in history (“Fall of the Minoans"). The Thera eruption was four times more powerful than the Krakatoa eruption of 1988 (Nardo 74).
The origin of the big bang theory This theory in itself seeks to explain the origins of the universe ,basically the theory shows that prior to the big bang there was nothing of the universe we know today , under this theory we at Andreil Linde’s assumption of chaotic inflation which states the scalar fields were rapidily expanding due to intense pressure and came upon a time they blew up . The theory states that the universe may have likely come into existence as a massive singularity or comic egg around 13.7 billion years ago , where and what this comic egg come from is relatively unknown to main stream scientists ,as these singularities are areas which defy the current laws of phyisics .Singularities are areas of infinite density which
An illustration showed that the moon would slowly be drifting away from the Earth. The inverse square law states that if the moon was half the distance away then the gravitational effect on our tides would be quadrupled or if the moon was 1/3 the distance then the gravitational effect would be 9 times stronger causing us to drown at least twice a day. If the Earth existed more than a billion of years then the Moon should have been inside or touching the Earth. If Humans were a result of evolving there should be at least remains of fossils of our ancestors who were in a different form. For over 2 centuries of digging beneath the Earth no previous ancestor remains have been found.
If just a few of them had spawned intelligent life and started creating technology, that technology would’ve had millions of years to grow in complexity or power” (Anderson). In short, there have been many chances for life to form, so something must be out there. All things considered, aliens must exist because of the age and size of the
A long time ago when the ground starts to shake, the ocean ate up the coasts, and a dusty vortex sucks up cows, it meant the gods are mad. The ancient Greeks had a way of explaining the cause of many known natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. Whenever a natural disaster occurs someone somewhere did something to get the gods mad even though no one knew the real cause is the ancient Greek's mentality. Coming back into reality, science says otherwise. We can make conclusions about the cause, effect, and origin of any natural disaster before it happens due to an advancement in modern-day technology.
A subject of debate for years, centuries even, has been that of Creation versus Evolution. Which one outweighs the other? Which is most heavily supported by scientific evidence? Many have mulled over the idea of One omnipotent God miraculously creating the world we live in today, modeling it according to His perfect plan. Others stand firm in the belief of a phenomena of space and matter where earth was brought into existence by a spectacular “big bang,” causing entire planets, ecosystems, and life forms to materialize from nothing.
These theories are the Big Bang theory and the Steady State theory, but the big Bang theory is generally held to be correct. The Big Bang theory is supported by the presence of Cosmic Background Radiation and the fact that the universe is expanding at an increasingly rapid rate. The Steady State theory has been abandoned by cosmologists, physicists, and astronomers because of the lack of evidence supporting it and the mass of evidence contradicting it. The theories that have been formulated in order to explain the end of the universe include the Big Crunch and the Big Yawn. The Big Crunch states that the universe will continue to expand to a point until the acceleration generated by the Big Bang is overwhelmed by the force of gravity, which will result in the universe being pulled into a central point and condensing into a singularity similar to the singularity at the start of the Big Bang.
However, we also need to consider organism ability in adapting to extreme environment. Earth, as we all studied, used to be an extreme environment and it continued even after the first existence of life millions years ago. In accordance with Darwin Theory of Evolution, organism is not only effected by its genetic but also environment. Organism continues to develop itself in order to survive their environment. The traits of living things mentioned above are based on Earth’s perspective.
This is important to understand so that we may respect the power and destruction of volcanoes. Powerful civilizations have fallen because of volcanic eruptions and the entire world can be impacted because of a single eruption. Volcanoes can erupt with more power then any human made bomb and can send an array of dangerous hazards down its slopes. It is ironic that mankind knows all of the risks that come with living by a volcano, not only because of scientific research but also because of past volcanic eruptions, and yet people continue to build houses near or next to volcanoes. Volcanoes offer a lot of benefits to society.
If fracking is capable of causing temblors as powerful as a 5.7-magnitude, it may be capable of inducing other massive earthquakes in the future. Tremblors with a higher magnitude could cause extensive damage to affected areas, such as what happened to Oklahoma (“Oklahoma’s Largest Quake in Decades Buckles Highway; Rattles Residents,” CNN). Furthermore, areas that are usually not affected by seismic activity are becoming prone to temblors. It may be a possibility that these areas could see a bigger earthquake in the near future too.
Darwin acknowledged this gap, and was unable to explain it himself and described this evolutionary event as an incomplete fossil record. He quoted “to the question why we do not find rich fossiliferous deposits belonging to these assumed earliest periods prior to the Cambrian system, I can give no satisfactory answer” (origin of species Darwin). Since the recognition of the geological boundaries, stratigraphic sections have been located throughout the world where pre-Cambrian sediments grade continually into the Cambrian, possibly voiding Darwin’s incomplete fossil record theory (Allen and Briggs, 1991). Other theories claim that the ancestors of the Cambrian organisms were small and soft-bodied, hence hard to fossilise in marine depositional environments (Fortey, 1981). Animal evolution that preceded the Cambrian explosion has been highly researched and some studies indicate by molecular diversification, comparative developmental statistics, evolution of oxygen transport proteins, phylogenic analyses of Cambrian fossils and biogeography suggest that the major specie clades diverged tens of millions of years prior to their first presence in the fossil record (Zhang et al, 2014b).
This affliction to human health and well being has enabled policy change to better protect people living near this massive natural hazard. The eruption of Mount St. Helens was a hazard because is directly affected human health. The blast triggered many secondary hazards including lahars, landslides and mudslides causing a substantial amount of devastation. The explosion and following secondary hazards killed 57 people and left 200 without homes. Diagram two shows the destruction of a home caused by lahars from Mt.