Some of these movements will be below the ocean, which will automatically force out an enormous amount of seawater. All that water will shoot up and then come crashing down, with one side charging towards the west and the other towards the east. Within 15 minutes of the earthquake, that 700-mile liquid wall will hit the Northwest coast. It is predicted that the combination of the earthquake and the tsunami, will result in 13,000 people killed and the Pacific Northwest totally wiped out and destroyed. Not only is it terrifying that the odds of this big hit are one in ten, but also the fact that people are not even preparing for this natural disaster.
Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control. Four passenger airlines, all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members. One plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington D.C., the second plane crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, and the last two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Within one hour and 42 minutes both 110 story towers were completely on the ground, with debris filling the air and fires starting to spread. Numerous other buildings at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan were destroyed or badly damaged.
Imagine a world where a natural phenomenon, like an earthquake, occurs only because someone forgot to pray to Poseidon before bedtime. Back in the height of the Greek empire, this was very believable in the eyes of many. In the technological era, we all now know, and understand, that an earthquake happens when tectonic plates collide with each other. Holly Yan’s article, continues to tell about how today earthquakes happen, with scientific evidence and proof. She would also explain a theory on why their might be another big earthquake coming soon to California.
Astronomers from WISE say that with the new infrared observations, Baptistina is not the responsible party leaving the Origin of the Asteroid a mystery to scientists. Immediate Impact on Earth The asteroid which collided with Earth 66 million years ago immediately created a deep hole, known as the peak ring, with an area of 100 kilometres wide and 30 kilometres deep, leaving the crater mainly under sea. Just after the impact deep granite bedrock, in liquid form, rebounded up to 10 kilometres tall before falling into a circular ridge. Next, the peak ring was enclosed in a layer of rocks, called a breccia, that contains bits of broken rock and impact melt. The Chicxulub asteroid originally landed near the town of Chicxulub which is where the asteroid got its name.
According to the World Economic Forum, it was the second most expensive volcanic eruption in the world costing approximately $860 million US dollars (Figure 4). Repairs include the removal of 900 thousand tons of ash, rebuilding homes and businesses, repairing damaged bridges roads and railways (Mount St. Helens: Effects on people and economy). Another negative impact was that most of the trees were destroyed, blown to the ground or covered in mud from the landslide during the eruption loosing lots of valuable timber (Figure 5), this meant that people working in the lumber industry around the area of the volcano lost their jobs and had to move (United States Trade Commission report to Congress 1980). In areas with thick fall of ash, farming lands were covered, destroying crops such as wheat, apples, potatoes and alfalfa (United States Geological Survey,
Without communication between scientists, Columbian officials and the public, the consequences’ enormity was unavoidable. Had scientists and the government managed to share information regarding the possible eruption and made the population aware of the chance of it happening, the damages would have had a significant prospect of being lesser. All human lives had the possibility to be saved if they had decided against keeping the information to the authorities and scientists . What could have been done a long time prior November 13’s eruption, was to educate the population on volcanic eruptions’ dangers and precursors. The need for education could have been justified by lahars had happened 40 years prior to the eruption and the eruption that happened 140 years ago .
Two of the many ways we know about the Earthquake is “Comprehending Calamity” a Personal Narrative by Emma Burke, and “The Horrific Wreck of The City” an Eyewitness Account by Fred Hewitt. After the earthquake the government thought that it would hurt the town to tell them what really happened so know one the true death count of the earthquakes rage, in edition not even the government truly knew how much died on that terrible day as deaths in china town were never even recorded. The event demolished 490 city blocks including 25,000 buildings, and an estimate of 80% of the city was destroyed.“Comprehending Calamity” by Emma Burke and
Nobody knew, it was a rude awakening. If the terrorist did not blend in officers would be able to arrest them as fast as possible, but before officers do anything they must take as many safety measures as needed. It was all 10,000 gallons of jet fuel ready to destroy America forever. The time is taking its precious little... It is 9:00 AM, American airline #11 crashed in between the 93rd-99th floor of the North Tower.
They honored and respected the members that died because of the Challenger Explosion. The Challenger Explosion showed the public that space travel isn’t as safe as an airplane flight, like some people thought. Without it, people may not have realized the risk every mission an astronaut takes every time they go into space. The Challenger Explosion affected people all around the USA, even children, with the deaths of every member, including a highschool teacher. Along with this tragedy, people’s view on NASA decrease, as a revelation was brought up to them that space travel isn’t a hundred percent safe.
The Japanese had done many ruthless things towards other countries, and they did not have a bomb there, so they could not do anything to defend themselves. Although there are many reasons to drop the bomb on Hiroshima, there were just as many reasons as why the bomb should not have been dropped. The bomb killed 60,000-80,000 people, and most of those civilians had nothing to do with the war. As the years went on, many more people died, which was caused by illnesses from radiation exposure. Even if people survived the bombing, their children would also be affected.
This seamount, which is a flat-topped underwater volcano, is the oldest of the New England Seamount chain. Seamounts form from magma rising from the mantle of the Earth and eventually breaking through the crust. When I came across the Bear Seamount, I was happy to learn that it has not been active in more than 100 million years; it is considered to be extinct. Leading up to the flat top of the seamount were slighting steep slopes. I decided not to climb up the seamount because I was still weary of the possibility of there being an eruption and I continued on my way.
Sometimes while writing a historical fiction, events become more factual than fictional. A perfect example of this happening in a historical fiction, is the book Pompeii by Robert Harris. Pompeii takes place in 79 AD during the days prior to the destructive eruption of Mount Vesuvius which destroyed all of the Roman town Pompeii. The location of the book are the cities or towns that surround the Aqua Augusta, such as Misenum and Pompeii. Harris’s exceptionally descriptive anecdote of the events leading to the volcanic eruptions implores readers to wonder if some of the events in this fictional story could have actually happened.