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 little movement from the tectonic caused big things such as earthquake, but what exactly is San Andreas Fault?
Over the past few months, California has been hit with a slew of storms and now the Oroville Dam is overflowing with water. This would not have been as bad a situation if the emergency spillways were not damaged by erosion; or as the anchorman said “... erosion has opened a hole the almost size of a football field and it’s almost 40 feet deep…”. The towns downstream were evacuated because of the potential for flash flooding for the 75 miles downstream from the dam. Workers then started crushing rocks to reinforce and fix the damaged spillways and to delay the potential of flash flooding. Over 200,000 people were evacuated, highways were filled, and gas pumps were emptied in the panic.
Ten million California residents who lived closely from the major fault lines could have been in endangered in many extreme ways. (House, 56). A tragic thing was that after the earthquake a multitudes of fire followed right after. The situation led to the water mains being destroyed and the firefighter being left with no water to settle the growing
In 2010, the biggest earthquake since 1770 struck Haiti, causing over 250,000 deaths and affecting at least three million people, drastically increasing the level of poverty (“Top 5 Facts about Poverty in Haiti”). The earthquake destroyed practically everything, leaving the country in ruins. The small amount of infrastructure in Haiti was destroyed, leaving the government with no way to organize and regulate life. Left without an economy, the country was impossible to save. The World Bank estimates that the earthquake caused eight million dollars in damage, leading the country further into poverty (“Top 5 Facts about Poverty in Haiti”).
Critical Structures Affected by Super storm Sandy Super storm Sandy was one of the biggest natural disasters that affected the US in the past century. Super storm Sandy affected twenty four States, creating several billions of dollars in property damages and taking the life of several people. On the morning of October 27, 2012, Governor Chris Christie declared New Jersey on State of Emergency in order to secure funds and resources to conduct the recovery phase, after super storm Sandy. Heading After completing a community assessment of the town South Amboy, there were several areas identified as critical in the assessment matrix and they were: Electrical power services, water services, medical services, food services, telephone services and financial services. First Subheading On October 29, 2012 at approximately 2200 hours, Super Storm sandy touched down the area of South Amboy in New Jersey.
Essentially, the pipeline will be delivering 470,000 barrels of oil daily along the 1,100 mile stretch (NBC). This highly debated topic has received widespread media coverage as more than 300 native tribes and numerous environmentalist groups have shown support for the Rock Sioux Tribe in 40 different states (Yubanet). Construction for the Dakota Access Pipeline should be permanently halted due to its imminent contamination of clean water, it’s disrespect to tribal land, and its causation of unnecessary violence towards protesters. Consequently, when reviewing the
In communities within the contaminated districts, clean-up workers suffered respiratory system damage due to inhalation of oil mist which was 12 times in excess of regulatory limits. There were also increased number of reports of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression. Table 1: Showing Social, Cultural and Individual Impacts of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (Braund & Kruse, 2009) Conclusion The Exxon Valdez U.S. tank ship left the Alyeska Marine Terminal March 1989, carrying 1.2 million barrels crude oil to Long Beach, California. The ship aground on Bligh Reef as 8 of its 11 cargo tanks was ruptured spilling over 258,000 barrels of oil into pristine Alaskan waters. The oil spill caused monumental environmental damage to the Alaskan coastline where some species are still recovering from today.
An earthquake is a shaking of a part of the earth’s surface, often causing great damage. (merriam webster.com) Earthquakes kill approximately 8,000 people each year. An average earthquake only lasts about one minute. (Randomhistory.com) Earthquakes are important and relevant because of the lives they take and the damage they cause. On 1960, May 22 the strongest earthquake hit off the southern coast of Chile.
The mighty earthquake that devastated San Francisco was caused by the San Andrea's fault. In the early morning of Wednesday, the 18 of 1906 Many civilians were woken up by the sound of their walls crashing in on them. The first earthquake lasted about 80 seconds. Even people in other continents know what had happened and would remorse for days at a time. Loved ones were lost , over 100 years of history gone in 80 seconds.The earthquake also ignited several fires around the city that burned for three days and destroyed nearly 500 city blocks.
The Chernobyl disaster happened in 1986 had documented many radiation-related fatalities leaving obvious nightmares in history. Due to the negative impacts of radiation, about 550 million people were facing with the major threat of thyroid cancer. Following this scary Chernobyl disaster, we witnessed four nuclear reactors exploded in Japan after the attack of Tsunami in March, 2011 causing nuclear radiation leakage which might as well cause a global concern of the radiation-related
Sherpa fire in Santa Barbara grows to 4,000 acres overnight, putting about 140 homes at risk and closing down major freeways according to federal officials. The fire started on Wednesday afternoon on coastal hills north of Santa Barbara. It had moved through overgrown hillsides and canyons that have not been burned in over 60 years because of the hot and dry weather and notorious “sundowner” winds. Sundowners, similar to Santa Ana winds, fuel many of the fires in the Santa Barbara County. Highway 101 was temporarily shut down along the Gaviota Coast, for the second night in a row, on Thursday and was reopened around 5 a.m. on Friday.