This earthquake damaged 296 miles of the 800 mile long San Andreas Fault. The fire was started by the broken gas lines all throughout the 490 damaged blocks.The seventh great fire was reported to go on for about 4 days in total, before being put
Thousands of people died, the city was wrecked and fires were set aflame. The earthquake happened at 5:13 in the morning on April 20, 1906. The earthquake destroyed the city hall and many more buildings that took a long time to build. It had killed many people and started oil leaks. The leaks led to fires that blazed upon the city and killed many more.
The morning of Tuesday September 11, 2011 is one of the biggest tradgies of all time. On this specific day four airlines were hijacked by an Islamic group that goes by the name al-Qaeda. The attacks took the lives of 2,996 innocent people, injured nearly 6,000 people, and caused at least $10 billion in infracture and property damage. These attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, will forever be remebered as one of the most horrific days for so many people around this world. 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.
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
“The American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945” (Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki). The bomb killed eighty thousand people instantly. Radiation exposure killed tens of thousands more. The bomb destroyed ninety percent of one of Japan’s biggest cities in an instant. Therefore, the event that occurred at Hiroshima was a huge shock to the
All in all World War Two was the worst conflict in the entire history of the world. It brought out the worst in those who hated jews and caused the world to almost fall apart. Millions were killed and those who survived were scared for life. The war began Scruggs
The blast wave resulting from the explosion caused windows within 10 miles to shatter and was felt up to 37 miles away from ground zero. The thermal pulse from the explosion ignited numerous fires in the city, incinerating all the buildings within 4.4 miles of ground zero. 30 minutes after the bomb exploded, a “black rain” containing highly radioactive particles that were sucked up into the air at the time of the explosion and during the fire started falling in areas northwest of Hiroshima, contaminating surrounding areas with radioactive particles. On August 9, 1945, at 11:02 a.m., the atomic bomb “Fat Man” was detonated above the city of Nagasaki. An implosion-type device with a core of
The economic loss was estimated to about 200 billion american dollars. The epicenter was situated directly above a densely populated area, explains the great amount of loss of lives and the damage. The extraordinary collapse of the Hanshin highway demonstrates the pressure put onto the buildings in the area.The extremely strong ground motions that caused the collapse of the Hanshin Highway has also caused some severe cases of liquefaction around that area. The principal effects of the earthquake consisted of the destruction of 150000 building, the ruin of 120 of 150 quays in the port and the collapse of 1 full km of the Hanshin Highway.One out of 5 of the buildings in the worst hit part were uterly destroyed or uninhabitable after the earthquake and about 22% of the offices in the central buisness region were unusable.The tremors lasted for approximately 20 seconds, and during this time the south side of the Nojima Fault moved 1.5m to the right and 1.2m downwards.The earthquake started at the north of the island of Awaji, which sits just south of Japan. It spread toward the south west descending along the Nojima Fault on Awaji and toward the north east straight down the Suma and Suwayama faults, which go straight through the center of Kobe.
Ten million California residents who lived closely from the major fault lines could have been in endangered in many extreme ways. (House, 56). A tragic thing was that after the earthquake a multitudes of fire followed right after. The situation led to the water mains being destroyed and the firefighter being left with no water to settle the growing
The bomb almost exactly hit it’s mark. It was more than 9,000 pounds and uranium 325. The bomb exploded 2,000 feet above Hiroshima. The blast equaled to 15,000 tons of TNT. It destroyed 5 square miles of the city (“The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki”).
What disease could cause cause such panic and uproar that hundreds of citizens to flee from their city to avoid it? The disease in question was Smallpox. Smallpox is a fatal, infectious disease in which the infected become covered in fluid-filled bumps. The disease goes through 7 distinct stages in which the
The fire and explosions lasted for two days and were felt as far away as Newark. More than 30 million pounds of explosives were set off, damaging many houses and killing as many as 87 people.Damage was estimated at $18 million. An article in the New York Tribune described the destruction: “Besides the heavier blasts, caused by entire buildings exploding, there was the additional horror of shellfire. Hundreds of loaded shells were set off by the flames and soared through the air like monster rockets, exploding in the streets and over the roofs.”Damage was estimated at $18 million. An article in the New York Tribune described the destruction: “Besides the heavier blasts, caused by entire buildings exploding, there was the additional horror of shellfire.
In recent years there has been a big issue on fracking in Oklahoma. This is an issue that only continues to get worse. The oil company, , by residents has been blamed for many of these earthquakes. Within the past month, there have been more and more issues. In Edmond Oklahoma, there was a big earthquake, which provoked residents to sue the company for $28 million in damages.
It involves high-pressure injections of water and chemicals into rock formations, which in turn release natural gas (Thompson, “Hydraulic Fracturing Should Be Banned”). However, fracking can result in many negative outcomes. For instance, scientists who conducted the earthquake study for Geology discovered that not only did fracking cause the biggest earthquake in Oklahoma, but it also caused more earthquakes in states that hardly experienced any seismic activity (“Wastewater Injection Spurred Biggest Earthquake Yet, Says Study,” The Earth Institute Columbia University). In fact, quakes have hit so frequently in Oklahoma, that state and oil regulators decided to shut down five disposal wells due to the increasing number of earthquakes in a city named Cushing (“Oil Regulators Shut Down Two Disposal Wells After Earthquakes Near Cushing”, State Impact: NPR). If fracking is capable of causing temblors as powerful as a 5.7-magnitude, it may be capable of inducing other massive earthquakes in the future.