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).
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
Japan and its people have been put in misery. The Japanese have been through a lot since the Hiroshima Bombing. People have lost their homes, family, and friends. Without homes there is no where to go and stay safe. Most people in Hiroshima are homeless, and are living on the streets just like everybody else is.
In chapter four of the novel Wormwood Forest by Mary Mycio, Mycio explains the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear reaction, and how it had changed the ecosystem drastically. Chernobyl was a nuclear power plant in Pripyat, Ukraine that was operational during the time of the Cold War. This power plant had a sudden power surge in its reactor Unit 4, which resulted in a devastating incident. This caused large amounts of radioactive materials to be released into the air, and causing a level seven nuclear disaster, the highest level possible. After reading this chapter, it made me consider the bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima 70 years ago, and the level seven nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan.
✩ = delete this part before you begin your final draft! ✩INTRODUCTION: ✩Hook (Find an attention-getting way to start your essay. You can talk about the 1906 earthquake): In 1906 there was an earthquake in San Francisco that hit the coast of northern california at 5:12 a.m on April 18th, 3,000 people died, because of this an author named Emma Burke wrote an article called “Comprehending the Calamity” and an fictitious character named Moon Shadow would like to share their perspective on how their felt. ✩Bridge (2-3 sentences giving background on the two texts we will be using and the 1906 disaster): Emma Burke is a survivor of this really bad earthquake/fire who wrote because she wanted to inform people on what exactly happened that night. Moon Shadow is a
All life in the city was burned within seconds. After the first eruption, no one knew there would be another one until they woke up the next morning to severely dark clouds and lighting, which started into flames immediately. The eruption did take place in 79 A.D., many years before major technology was invented so it was hard for people living there to know something this devastating was about to take place. Today, scientists have plenty of technology to help them spot early signs of volcanoes. However, since the volcano has not erupted for 62 years now, volcanologists say that could be a bad sign.
2 in the service module. The blast cracked a line or harmed a valve in the no. 1 oxygen tank, making it lose oxygen quickly. The service module bay no.4 cover was passed over. All oxygen stores were lost inside around 3 hours, alongside loss of water, electrical power, and utilization of the drive framework.Also NASA provided many scientific informations from their observations and works of scientists about the Apollo 13 accident.
For example, there was an enormous amount of mercury being dumped in the ocean in the past when people were not aware about the impact the mercury would have to the marine life (Oceanus Magazine). Coastal sediments tend to have levels of mercury that was dumped years ago (ibid). Some mercury in the ocean can come from natural resources such as volcanic eruptions (ibid). On the other hand two-thirds of mercury in the ocean are from human activities (ibid). Also, according to, “How Did Toxic Mercury Get Into Fish?” it states that, “The biggest single source is the burning of fossil fuels, especially coal, which releases 160 tons of mercury a year into the air in the United States alone.
It also had long lasting effects that still impact Japanese lives. In the newspaper by Jack Doherty headlined ¨Atomic Bomb Fury Hits Japan¨ after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the president said, ¨It was to spare the Japanese people from utter destruction.¨ Yet, look where it has gone and how much damage it had cost Japan. I encourage you to not listen to these statements as if they were true, and right the wrongs the atomic bombs have done to Japan by unjustifying the act and telling others to do so as
The United States´ President Harry S. Truman authorized the launch of the atomic bombs on the cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ending with the life of almost 214.000 people, civilians mostly. However, it is analyzed the necessity of those actions starting of the hypothesis of what was right; therefore, a questionable point of view emerges. USA should not have launched atomic bombs because they caused an unnecessary damage, dead people, damage to the environment and diseases to the citizens.
On May 18th, 1980, thirty-five years ago, Mt St. Helens erupted and changed the course of history. This towering Washington volcano is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. During the eruption the mountain spewed hot gases, rocks and, ash into the sky causing a mud flow down the mountain 's sides. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration," this was the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States". It destroyed over 230 square miles of land.
The last major volcanic eruption to do such a thing was in 1815 the Tambora eruption in an island of Indonesia which decreased worldwide temperature by 4 degrees and killed over 71,000 people during the eruption. In the picture below we get a better understanding of how much ash would fall in the surrounding vicinity measured in terms of
Just seventy three seconds into the mission however the Challenger exploded 45,000 feet in the air, killing all seven of its crew members (Vaughn 13). After this explosion many investigations began to try to figure out the reason for the explosion. In the end, the results stated that there were a variety of factors. There was a fault in one of the parts of the rocket called the O-ring that could not work properly
It was on August 6, 1945 at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time when tens of thousands of lives would perish. The Enola Gay which was an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Consequently, the explosion caused would devour about 80,000 people, but many more would later face death because of the radiation. But aside from death another 35,000 persons were injured, and at least another 60,000 persons would be dead by the end of the year as an immediate effect from this cataclysmic event. Furthermore, the bombing of Hiroshima devastated the city; it wiped out almost 90 percent of the populous.