The greatest disaster in our nation's history. Thousands dead and even some pleading for someone to end their life. Buildings from one to five stories crumbling to the ground. Large pits, some five feet deep covering the scorched earth like craters on the moon. What is this horrific event? The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 that rocked our nation.
On April 18, 1906 an earthquake hit San Francisco for mere minutes. The earthquake registered 8.25 on the Richter scale (eyewitnesshistory). The damage from the earthquake paled in comparison to the level of destruction that followed. The quake cost 3,000 people their lives and not only rattled the residences of San Francisco, but people from Oregon to L.A and as far inland as Nevada(history.com). …show more content…
Thousands dead and even some pleading for someone to end their life. Buildings from one to five stories crumbling to the ground. Large pits, some five feet deep covering the scorched earth like craters on the moon. What is this horrific event? The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 that rocked our nation.
On April 18, 1906 an earthquake hit San Francisco for mere minutes. The earthquake registered 8.25 on the Richter scale (eyewitnesshistory). The damage from the earthquake paled in comparison to the level of destruction that followed. The quake cost 3,000 people their lives and not only rattled the residences of San Francisco, but people from Oregon to L.A and as far inland as Nevada(history.com). The quake ran down the San Andreas fault for 296 miles.The total damage estimation is $500,000,000 and very little of that is from the earthquake directly(history.com).
Much of the destruction originated from fire. Many small fires across San Francisco grew into very large fires that demolished the city. The fires obliterated 490 city blocks, a total of 25,000 buildings leaving over 250,000 homeless (eyewitnesshistory) and, websites are conflicted but estimate the loss of 450 to 3,000 lives. As the flames burned, many people started seeing buildings big and small, plummet to the ground and become swallowed by the fire. In the minds of the public the earthquake will be remembered by the fires that followed
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San Francisco Earthquake and Fire or 1906 Introduction: The San Francisco earthquake and fire was a huge catastrophic event that affected the city people, the city as a whole, and the Chinese people and culture. Within the 40 seconds of terror, everything San Francisco was known for was leveled to the ground. How it affected the City This 8.3 magnitude earthquake ruined the whole city and broke the hearts of the people inside of it.
Once the fire stopped, there a lot of damage done. The estimated amount of $190 million in damage, 300 dead, and 100,000 were left homeless. More than 17,000 buildings were destroyed. The Great Chicago Fire had an effect on the city. The people learned not to make buildings out of wood.
The impact of the New Madrid earthquake, although did not result in a lot of fatalities or destruction, left lasting effects on the land and those involved. Many did not know what to do, and it caused terror and fear in those who were ill prepared for the earthquake. It remains the largest earthquake in North America, and will always be remembered in the hearts of the Americans.
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
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.
Costa Rica is beautiful small country. However, it can sometimes be a scary place. Earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and flooding are all too common for such a small place. Costa Rica lies between the Pacific and Atlantic ocean so one would expect extreme weather such as hurricanes to happen often but that is not the case. Although it rains from May to November, only September and October typically bring the tropical thunderstorms.
Statement of the Problem Among the events that have had a drastic shaping on human events throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are natural disasters. Often times, a natural disaster will leave residents of affected areas in a state of awe as they seek to understand what exactly happened. One such example is Hurricane Hugo.
He couldn 't even scream because he was choking on dust and barley move because he was being crushed be falling bricks. This book is about the massive earthquakes in San Francisco that occurred at 5:12 am on April 18th, 1906. The earthquakes terrified hundreds of thousands of people instantly. Thousands of people were killed, crushed to death by houses, buildings,
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. (House, 56).
The earthquake of 2010 was a 7.0 on the Richter Scale. This large earthquake caused the death of 230,000 people. This was due to poor building structure and little warning. There were too many bodies to move and so few people who were capable of moving them (due to injuries) that the bodies would just be piled up on roads and in city squares. As a result of the earthquake, a total of 10,000 children were left orphaned.
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.
The text asserts that there were no sweeping fires to blame, only the earthquake. This event led to the first major legislative initiative in California to recognize seismic issues: the Field Act of 1933. Steinberg contends that although this was a step in the right direction, seismic enlightenment was still difficult. The author notes that regardless of awareness, many built in areas vulnerable to harmful seismic activity (i.e. near fault lines). The author also states that California is not the only area prone to earthquakes and that typically the poor suffer more from these events wherever they happen.
It is a peculiarity of the region, and most of the citizens do not feel the impact of it. The greatest damage these regular earthquakes occur is the change of position of frames on the wall. The fact would never turn the region into a ghost town, even remembering the beginning of the history of San-Francisco and the Gold Rush. The current economic status of the city received a financial center thanks to the well-known throughout the world of Silicon Valley - a technology center of medical and pharmaceutical industry. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology have a significant impact on the state economy.
Earthquakes are caused when rock underground suddenly breaks along a fault. This sudden release of energy causes the seismic waves that make the ground shake. When two plates are rubbing against each other, they stick a little. Most earthquakes occur along the edge of the oceanic and continental plates. Due to stress they shift and cause the earthquake.