The Haiti Earthquake involved a lot of features typical to Earthquakes. and Created a lot of damage and destruction to property and lives that affected the Region but Haiti has recovered in it’s after in its after math I have never seen or Heard of this earth quake but now in know lots. Earthquakes shake unexpectedly Natural events such as volcanic eruptions and meteor impacts can cause
The earthquake occurred on January 14th, 1968 in Sicily, the southern most region of Italy, also known as the tip of the boot. The earthquake recorded the largest shock at 5.5 on the moment magnitude scale (which measures the power of an earthquake) and had an intensity of X on the Mercalli intensity scale (which measures the intensity of earthquakes). Even the after shocks recorded at high levels of VII. That’s a very powerful earthquake. The Belice earthquake took the lives of many people, and injured and took the homes of even more.
The earthquake was also followed by multiple aftershocks. However, as many as 1.5 million people were displaced. The country, long known to be at high risk for earthquakes, has enforced strict building codes in urban areas, which helped to limit the amount of damage in these areas. But buildings and homes in poorer areas—many built with adobe—did not fare as well. Chile's electricity grids, communication, and transportation systems were badly damaged, severely hampering rescue and aid efforts.
In San Francisco on April 18, 1906 at about 5:13 am a HUGE earthquake hit recorded as a 7.7-7.9 . Damaging buildings from left to right. Many poorly structured buildings collapsed causing 500 million dollars in total damage (1906 money) translated to about 8.2 billion dollars today. It was recorded that most buildings immediately caught fire which trapped the victims, about 25,000 buildings were burnt down from the fire, a total of about 490 blocks.
Haiti’s 2010 earthquake was caused from two sides of the fault line moving past each other in an east and west direction, resulting in a geological catastrophe. This is contributed by its geographical location. In addition, Haiti was not doing well before the earthquake due to the poor infrastructure. The earthquake at its height was recorded to be a 7.0 on the Richter Scale. Various geological components of the earthquake caused tremendous aftermath.
The 2010 earthquake was caused by a transform boundary fault known as the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault (Bruno, N.d.). The epicenter of the earthquake was SW of Port of Prince and estimated at a depth of 13 KM (DesRoches et al./2011). The earthquake was measured at a magnitude 7 on the Richter scale (Bruno, N.d.) and the country experienced two more devastating aftershocks about twenty minutes later measured at a 6 and 5.7 (DesRoches et al./2011). Large earthquakes, such as the one that hit Haiti, tend to be violent and can shake the ground for a long time (Smith, Petley/2009).
Imagine it’s April 18, 1906, just another day at your work in San francisco. Suddenly the grounds turns to water beneath you and you fall on your back. Your used to the occasional earthquake but this earthquake will ruin your entire life. For this was the biggest earthquake in all of San francisco history. SF Tourism Tips says, “The San Francisco 1906 Earthquake was one of the largest and most significant in Northern California.
These two plates push and shove each other causing small tremors throughout which can cause landslides,volcanic eruptions and once in a couple years, quakes with devastating results. The strongest earthquake recorded occurred in 1991 with a measure of 7.6 on the Richter scale. This earthquake left 4 dead and buildings as well as bridges and road were completely destroyed. If another Earthquake occurs, the coastal cities would be the most affected ones as they are closer to the plates.
Streets are crammed with emergency vehicles, and traffic jams hold up the final roadways. News reporter Olivia Esposito put it best as: “The earthquake killed more than 60 people, injured almost 4,000, and left several thousand Californians homeless.” Undoubtedly, tons of people’s homes and appliances get destroyed due to earthquakes. According to the Earthquake Insurance Claim Form, over $8,000 are spent on bathroom appliances and more than $9,000 are used for bedrooms because of broken windows, displaced floors, and cracked closet walls.
The United States had been in World War I, a conflict that threw the world into a series of conflict. The munitions that brought such destruction as the soldiers did themselves; in the United States. During this time production plants popped up everywhere across the U.S. in an attempt to meet the product demand of the war. Like many places around the world one small town was changed by the need for munitions. Morgan, New Jersey in that October of 1918 would feel the horrors being delivered overseas when a massive explosion rocked the central coastline, plunging it into a raging inferno.
Our society has been subject to different forms of injustice for hundreds of years, such as slavery followed by decades segregation and discrimination. Discrimination is a common thread in the United States throughout the years, and even though slavery has ended, discrimination continues today in many forms. People who have felt discriminated against have responded in many ways from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s to the Black Lives Matter movement of today. Los Angeles in the 1990s was still a place of segregation that led to discrimination and racial tension. The Los Angeles riots (or the Rodney King riots) in 1992, were another painful but eye opening event in the long fight for justice.