Hurricane Katrina was the largest and 3rd strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in the United States. Katrina first made landfall on August 29, 2005 and struck the Gulf Coast of the United States. Hurricane Katrina was first announced as a Category 3 hurricane and with time it soon grew into a Category 5 hurricane. The beginning Category 3 hurricane sustained winds of 100-140 mph and stretched about 400 miles across. The hurricane itself dealt much damage but the afterwards flooding is what caused the most damage in the United States. Experts estimate that Hurricane Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damages.
Northridge earthquake 1994, one of the most well-known earthquake by Californian people. January 17, 1994, at 4:31 AM this Northridge earthquake struck Los Angeles, California. The earthquake was not happened in the city of Los Angeles, but it happened near San Fernando Valley, 16.5 miles northwest of Los Angeles. With the power of 6.7 Ritcher scale, the earthquake struck the city of Los Angeles, California. This earthquake caused 60 deaths, 9,000 people injured. Causing the San Fernando Valley a total pile of destruction (TheAtlantic.com).
The greatest disaster in our nation's history. Thousands dead and even some pleading for someone to end their life. Buildings from one to five stories crumbling to the ground. Large pits, some five feet deep covering the scorched earth like craters on the moon. What is this horrific event? The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 that rocked our nation.
The Earth’s crust has several moving pieces. They are composed of a variety of igneous metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. The tectonic plates are always colliding or pulling apart, creating mountains. Earthquakes and volcanoes occur at the edge of these tectonic plates because of the impact of the plate movements are greatest there. What would be interesting is what if plate tectonics never existed? What would be the social, economic, climatic impact of living without plate tectonics?
On May 18th, 1980, Mount Saint Helen, a volcano in Washington erupted majorly. The eruption is the most studied volcano eruption. Mt. St. Helen was known as one of the most prestige volcanoes in the Cascade Range before its eruption on May 18, 1980. The eruption made a big blast that destroyed the northern part of the volcano, crushing millions of the trees below the mountain. The zone was further described as a big debris avalanche. Triggered the largest landslide in recorded history and a major volcanic eruption that scattered ashes across a dozen states. The blast removed 1,300 feet off the top of Mt. St. Helen, making shockwave flow across the land, flattening forests and melting snow and ice, making it all muddy everywhere. A 57 total
In conclusion, Hurricane Sandy had many effects on in the Caribbean and the East Coast of the United States. Because of the damage, thousands of people and families were without homes, cars, and power. Businesses were destroyed leaving many people without jobs as well. Although Sandy wasn’t the worst hurricane ever recorded, it was still a tragic
The tempest surge from Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall on August 29, 2005, brought about calamitous harm along the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Levees isolating Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans were broken, at last flooding around 80% of the city. Also, real wind harm was accounted similarly as 200 miles inland. Katrina is presently considered the deadliest and costliest tropical storm in the U.S. in more than 80 years. On the whole, more than 1,400 individuals were murdered and harms are evaluated to have surpassed more than $75
Cold, wet, deadly, windy, furious, and dangerous. Hurricane Katrina is the worse natural disaster every recorded, leaving over a thousand people dead in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina landed in New Orleans, Louisiana around 6:45 am on August 23 as a Category 3, 2005 and end as a Category 5 hurricane on August 31, 2005. After this horrendous hurricane took New Orleans it made its way through Mississippi, Florida and even up into other states north of Louisiana taking 1,245 lives with it including one from Kentucky and two from Ohio, Florida, and Georgia. The effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and other states caused many people to die of starvation, hydration, and diseases, a gruesome amount of damage, and many different responses from many different people.
There are a lot of unexpected thing happened to our life. The Valdivia earthquake and Alaskan earthquakes is the most strongest earthquakes that ever happen in the world and this earthquakes are giving both of the two country a very big impact to their population and economy, they also losing a lot of people, housed, money and a huge of the area that earthquakes happened got damage. By the way one of the American author, Thomas Sowell, had said that “All thing are the same except for the differences and different except for the similarities” and that it true however both of them are the top strongest earthquakes but they are some different and similarity between them.
There have been many natural disasters that occurred in the United States. However, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 had the biggest impact because of the immense amount of money spent on repair, the backlash President George.W Bush received for not responding immediately to the catastrophe, and the massive migration that occurred when people’s home were destroyed. Therefore, Hurricane Katrina affected the United States more than any other natural disaster to date.
“This quake was so big”(Los Angeles Times 2). “The most important conclusion is not to panic”(Scientific American 2). In July 1958, Lituya Bay, Alaska was hit by three Geo processes. These were a massive earthquake, a harrowing rockslide, and a devastating tsunami. In 1980, Mt. St. Helens in Washington state erupted, leaving ash everywhere; demolishing and exterminating all plant life. These Geo processes can cause land to rise or sink. One epitome of these are the islands of Hawaii. Hawaii was molded from underwater volcanoes. Off of the coast of California, the island of Santa Catalina was rising due to earthquakes beneath the surface. “It began rising… as a result of heightened earthquake activity”(Los Angeles Times Santa 2). The earth constantly
Imagine an entire civilization being destroyed in single apocalyptic event that was capable of eradicating almost all traces of an advanced civilization. This advanced civilization was Atlantis, and it has never been found. There is still today much debate concerning if it ever even existed. Many people believe that Plato completely fabricated the myth, and that it never existed; others believe it exists and has yet to be been found. Despite the extreme number of claims that Plato invented the entire story of Atlantis, there is undeniable proof that it was clearly based on the ancient Minoan civilization as the Minoans were advanced like the Atlantians, they had a radial island structure similar to that described, and they were destroyed in