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).
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?
1976 Tangshan Earthquake Introduction: At 03:42 AM on Wednesday July 28 1976, it was believed that the largest earthquake had occurred near the Tangshan (a large industrial prefecture-level city in northeastern China with approximately 1 million or more residents) in Hebei with a magnitude of 7.8. The earthquake struck at a very late mid-night (03:42 AM) where more than a million people laid sleeping and not evacuated. The entire earthquake was claimed to last for approximately 14 to 16 seconds with a 7.1 magnitude aftershocks. The event struck a totally unexpected area, demolishing the city and causing 242,000 casualties and at least 700,000 were injured resulting it to be the one of the deadliest earthquakes in the twentieth century. [Rosenberg
Still to this day, the Gulf War oil spill remains the worst disaster of its kind. This spill resulted in the death of over 10 thousand sea birds and threatened sea turtles and marine mammals in the surrounding areas (Baumann, 2001). The second largest oil spill was the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, also known as the Gulf of Mexico, or BP Oil Spill that occurred more recently in 2010. This oil spill was caused by a surge of natural gases resulting in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig. The explosion occurred while workers were at the rig attempting to activate the blow-out preventer, this BOP malfunctioned and the rig exploded killing 11 workers and injuring 17.
The US Military spilled toxic substances that containing Uranium in Iraq. In Iraq, the US Military had been littering the environment with thousands of tons of ammunition that made from Uranium, a toxic product and radioactive nuclear waste. As a result, the babies was born in Fallujah from the year 2007 until 2010, was born with permanent disability. 3. The US Military killed thousands of Japan civilians with Napalm Bomb.
The morning of March 19th 1849, the news of an oil spill in the coast of Alaska spread through the United States like a wild fire. The damage caused by this horrific accident has said to be unfixable. This resulted in the spill of 260,000 to 750,000 barrels of oil. The vessel was going a route that was outside of the normal lanes in order to avoid ice. In the six hours of grounding, the Exxon Valdez spilled 10.9 million gallons of its 53 million gallon cargo of Prudhoe Bay Crude, 8 out of the 11 tanks on board were damaged.
It took a complete two days to put out all of the fires. The fires spread so rapidly due to the extreme winds caused by a strong typhoon that was coming off the coast of Noto Peninsula which brought winds that were catastrophic to the Tokyo Bay. The rebuilding of the city quickly began to help get the city back to the booming area it was. The earthquake causes destruction in the surrounding areas of Kanagawa, Chiba and Shizuoka as well as throughout the Kantō area. Some Japanese witnesses said that the disastrous earthquake was an act of punishment become the people were becoming self-centered and immoral and relishing in their extravagant, lush lifestyles which were thanks to the booming trade center the city had become.
Bryan Quinteros Orantes May 26, 2017 P6 “2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami” The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, one of the most fierce Tsunamis known caused by Earthquakes. What can be said about the earthquake can be found in www.dosomething.org. In the website they claim,“The December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was caused by an earthquake that is thought to have had the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs.”, meaning it was strong enough to take out a whole country. Also, fun fact, 1 Hiroshima-type atomic bomb is equivalent to 15 kilotons of TNT, source is from the wikipedia. During the Tsunami, it is said, by the Wikipedia, that, “The undersea megathrust earthquake was caused when the Indian Plate was subducted by the
The worst possible accident happened (core meltdown) yet no one died or was even injured, which is a great success. These are just sporadic incidents, as when compared to the number of accidents that occur in fossil fuel industries, like gas pipelines and coal mines that have a history of eruption and hazardous accidents. On of the biggest fear humans have on the idea of nuclear power is the terror of radiation; this can be easily overcome by educating the people about the method of radiation and its behavior. Some people will be surprised by the facts that radiation has been a part of our environment ever since the begging of time and that radiation in reasonable amounts can be an advantageous to our health. Therefore, radiation should not be feared need but can be controlled suitably to serve mankind in a positive
Chris Woodford (Water Pollution: an Introduction 1) explains “Each year, the world generates perhaps 5–10 billion tons of industrial waste, much of which is pumped untreated into rivers, oceans, and other waterways.” Radioactive wastes and oil spills affect the wildlife living in these areas in great ways. In 1989, Exxon Valdez created one of the biggest oil spills in United States waters. Around 12 million gallons (44 million liters) of oil were released into the pristine wilderness, enough to fill your living room over 800 times. Around 1,000-28,000 sea
Mass Hysteria After an Earthquake Devina Gallegos SECTA Mass Hysteria After an Earthquake In 2010 a major earthquake of a high magnitude hit the country of Haiti. The earthquake hit near the town of Leogane not too far from Haiti’s capital. The earthquake was one of the highest ever recorded. It was catastrophic and put the country in ruins by destroying millions of homes, buildings, and roads. After the quake the country was going through a case of mass hysteria.