While the Northridge earthquake was happening Californian people couldn’t predict it (u-s-history.com). The quake went even worse at 4:37 AM, because at this time buildings started to fall down, flood started to come, and some buildings was burnt by fire. At 4:39 AM is the worst situation, because some highways
First of all, how did this happen initially? Well as I stated, an earthquake hit Japan in 2011 causing a tsunami measured at 10 meters high at it’s peak. This tsunami alone had 19,000 casualties. This tsunami was able to destroy the cooling and power supply of three nuclear reactors on March 11. This caused the cores to melt over three days, therefore releasing radiation all over the world.
Helens or Louwella-Clough is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It last erupted on July 10, 2008, but is most famous for its eruption in 1980 which killed more than 57 people and killed thousand of animals. It cause about a billion US dollars to repair. Mount St. Helens is famous for its 1980 eruption. It is one of the world’s most active stratovolcanoes.
(National Geographic News, 2015). The tsunami resulted in at least 227,000 fatalities, destroyed 141,000 houses and took away the livelihood of more than 600,000 people. (The Bolton Council of Mosques, 2015). The force of the earthquake was thought to have had the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs. The cause of the earthquake and
The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and the subsequent burial of Pompeii is one of the greatest disasters known to man. The volcano erupted in 79 BC after a major earthquake in 62 BC woke up the mountain. The towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Boscoreale, and Oplontis were buried early morning on August 25, 79. Oplontis and Boscoreale were the first towns to be destroyed; they were buried in the first weak lava flows and explosions.
In the early hours of Saturday morning on April 26, 1986, Reactor Number 4 at Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyat, Ukraine exploded and a large fire ensued. This incident has been described as the worst nuclear disaster the world has ever seen with the explosion unleashing
From the endless fracking today’s economy is depleting. Our natural resources are at risk every time fracking occurs. Fracking needs to be banned since it is hurting our health and that it drains our natural and limited resources required for us to sustain life. Water is an essential to living and it is a need. Without it we would be dead from the dehydration.
Abstract The Chernobyl accident was probably the worst possible catastrophe that could happen in a nuclear power station. It was the only one in history of nuclear power. It resulted in a total meltdown of the reactor core, a hardcore emission of radionuclides, and early deaths of only 31 persons and thousands of people were displaced from their homes permanently. The Explosion released about 300 MCi of radioactive substances, including about 40 &100 MCi of short-lived radioiodines. The social and psychologic stresses that followed have been enormous.
Since the epicentre of the quake was on land no Tsunami occurred. The event was followed by aftershocks for about 17 months. One of the major and devastating aftershock was Christchurch earthquake. At 12.51 pm NZDT on 22 February 2011 an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 again struck the Canterbury region of South island, New Zealand, but this time the earthquake was centred 2 kilometres west of the port town of Lyttelton and 10 kilometres south-east of the centre of Christchurch, New Zealand's second most populous city. The earthquake caused widespread damage to the life and ecology.
A tsunami event that occurred in 2004 , called the Boxing Day Tsunami, displaced 1.7 million and injured half a million of souls. A total of 230,000 people were killed (Telegraph,2014). Tsunamis are giant ocean waves that are triggered by an earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. These ocean waves will grow in height as they travel inland, due to the depth of the ocean decreasing. The world responded with donations and relief efforts to countries affected which included Indonesia, Thailand, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Burma and Maldives.
One of the worst disasters of manned spaceflight is the Challenger Space Shuttle explosion(3), which was caused by a combination of natural and man-made issues, and had a permanent effect on safety and regulations of manned spaceflight. The mission had been rescheduled multiple times. It was originally scheduled for January 22, but it was postponed
The Newcastle Earthquake occurred on 28 December 1989 with a magnitude of 5.6M. Although the earthquake did not measure very high on the Richter scale, it was shallow and that is why it shook Newcastle more than a deeper earthquake. The tremor left 13 people dead and hundreds of people injured and needing hospital treatments. The devastation to property was huge and caused damages to 3000 buildings, 35,000 homes and 147 schools. This earthquake quickly became one of Australia’s most serious natural disasters.
However, there are many more differences than similarities. For example, the causes of these nuclear disasters are far from comparable. In the case of Fukushima, a tsunami and earthquake caused the nuclear meltdown. After these natural disasters caused a loss of electricity, cooling
Loud booms rang out. The quivering began to intensify, causing belongings to fall in residents’ homes. It was the beginning of the 5.7-magnitude Oklahoma earthquake, which struck on November 6, 2011 and resulted in significant structural damage (“Oklahoma’s Largest Quake in Decades Buckles Highway; Rattles Residents,” CNN). A journalistic study—published in the journal Geology—conducted in 2013 showed that the 2011 earthquake was actually caused by fracking, a practice in which water is injected into the Earth’s ground (“Wastewater Injection
Natural landscape is being torn apart, large rifts in the land are being formed, and aquifers are suffering permanent and irreversible harm. The cause of all this is the unregulated pumping of groundwater out of aquifers by California 's farmers in the Central Valley. As water is drawn out of these reservoirs, their structural integrity fails and they consequently collapse, causing the land above to sink. Once the aquifers collapse, their maximum capacity is reduced, so they cannot be fully refilled during wet periods. Less water will be stored and pumped, which is a major concern for drought years in the future.