Thousands of people died, the city was wrecked and fires were set aflame. The earthquake happened at 5:13 in the morning on April 20, 1906. The earthquake destroyed the city hall and many more buildings that took a long time to build. It had killed many people and started oil leaks. The leaks led to fires that blazed upon the city and killed many more.
The destruction of the earthquake and the fires that followed resulted in the estimated death of more than 3,000 citizens, property damage of $400,000,000, and homeless population of 200,000. With nearly every building leveled and the majority of citizens scattered throughout the city, large companies and businesses were forced to shut down or relocate, damaging the city's economy even greater. As a result, nearly every citizen of San Francisco was left jobless and unable to care for themselves or their family. In addition to the sudden skyrocket in unemployment, a large sum of San Francisco's refugees in need of urgent care could no longer wait for municipal or federal support and began relocating in available sources of aid such as Oakland. In response, social developments like relief services in San Francisco and from around the country organized throughout the city in an attempt to keep its population from lowering any further by providing aid for victims
Two of the many ways we know about the Earthquake is “Comprehending Calamity” a Personal Narrative by Emma Burke, and “The Horrific Wreck of The City” an Eyewitness Account by Fred Hewitt. After the earthquake the government thought that it would hurt the town to tell them what really happened so know one the true death count of the earthquakes rage, in edition not even the government truly knew how much died on that terrible day as deaths in china town were never even recorded. The event demolished 490 city blocks including 25,000 buildings, and an estimate of 80% of the city was destroyed.“Comprehending Calamity” by Emma Burke and
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
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. However, as many as 1.5 million people were displaced. The country, long known to be at high risk for earthquakes, has enforced strict building codes in urban areas, which helped to limit the amount of damage in these areas. But buildings and homes in poorer areas—many built with adobe—did not fare as well. Chile's electricity grids, communication, and transportation systems were badly damaged, severely hampering rescue and aid efforts.
In 1746, an 8.5 earthquake struck about 50 miles north of Lima Peru, devastating the city. The earthquake then caused a tsunami that would destroy the port city Callao half an hour later. Many lives were lost, some to being crushed under the rubble of adobe buildings they lived in, some to the flooding, and some to the subsequent fallout of disease and hazardous living conditions. The loss of life totaled into the thousands. Charles Walker’s Shaky Colonialism, published in 2008, uses these natural disasters to closely examine the socio-political layers of colonial Latin American history.
In 1906, an earthquake hit San Francisco, California. More than 3,000 people died. The earthquake that hit San Francisco was one of the largest earthquakes in northern California. It struck the coast of Northern California. "Horrific Wreck of the City" by Fred Hewitt and “Comprehending the Calamity:” by Emma Burke are both about the same thing but the two authors opinion on how this disaster affected people are completely different.
On August 21, 2005 a deadly and destructive natural disaster hit the Gulf Coast of the U.S. This deadly disaster was named Hurricane Katrina. She flooded most of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Not only did it cause major damage to people's homes, it had killed and drowned over 1,600 citizens. Lots of people had gone missing and more than 100,000 people were stranded in their flooded towns.
Imagine it’s April 18, 1906, just another day at your work in San francisco. Suddenly the grounds turns to water beneath you and you fall on your back. Your used to the occasional earthquake but this earthquake will ruin your entire life. For this was the biggest earthquake in all of San francisco history. SF Tourism Tips says, “The San Francisco 1906 Earthquake was one of the largest and most significant in Northern California.
On April 18, 1906, an earthquake hit San Francisco, California. The earthquake lasted for less than a minute but caused some serious damage. It had started several fires through the city, lasted for three days and destroyed nearly 500 blocks. The people that had survived went to sleep in tents in city parks, stood in line for food, and had to cook in the street so they couldn 't start any more
Streets are crammed with emergency vehicles, and traffic jams hold up the final roadways. News reporter Olivia Esposito put it best as: “The earthquake killed more than 60 people, injured almost 4,000, and left several thousand Californians homeless.” Undoubtedly, tons of people’s homes and appliances get destroyed due to earthquakes. According to the Earthquake Insurance Claim Form, over $8,000 are spent on bathroom appliances and more than $9,000 are used for bedrooms because of broken windows, displaced floors, and cracked closet walls. Strong earthquakes that hit people’s homes not only destroy their homes, but leave a grand amount of people homeless. As a result, earthquakes affect the Earth, people, and property on it.
On September 11, 2001 the twin towers were attacked. A total of three thousand people died that morning. The worse thing is that four hundred of them were policemen and firemen they were trying to save other people but they died in the action.They all died from the collapse or being stuck in the rubble for too long. ("11 Facts About 9/11.") This disaster caused lots and lots of lives from innocent people.
The fire and explosions lasted for two days and were felt as far away as Newark. More than 30 million pounds of explosives were set off, damaging many houses and killing as many as 87 people.Damage was estimated at $18 million. An article in the New York Tribune described the destruction: “Besides the heavier blasts, caused by entire buildings exploding, there was the additional horror of shellfire. Hundreds of loaded shells were set off by the flames and soared through the air like monster rockets, exploding in the streets and over the roofs.”Damage was estimated at $18 million. An article in the New York Tribune described the destruction: “Besides the heavier blasts, caused by entire buildings exploding, there was the additional horror of shellfire.
Whilst Jon Krakauer lamented over the cruel fates of the lives taken from a blizzard, Nepal grieves for the thousands of people who will never be able eligible to see the light of day because of a recent earthquake. On April 25, several news articles such as USA TODAY voiced the outcome of “the massive-7.8 earthquake that has left at least 3,300 dead in Nepal” (Madhani, Aamer). Since USA TODAY’s report on Nepal’s death toll, the numbers have risen (from 3,300 to almost 9,000). Although several people (18) died from the avalanche on Mount Everest caused by the earthquake, the death count is inconceivable compared to the number of deaths in the main parts of Nepal. Not only did this earthquake ruin the lives of those close to the victims of the earthquake, it resulted in some serious damage, destroying the homes and buildings of the residents in Nepal.