Case study 1 earthquake:(LEDC) On September 19th 1985 Mexico city was struck with a deadly earthquake. This earthquake measured at a magnitude of 8.0 and killed about 25 thousand people 9.5 thousand official and the rest weren 't found, 30 thousand injured and many more left home less, about 3 thousand buildings where demolished and 100 thousand badly damaged. This event costed the Mexican government 3-4 billion dollars to repair and support their city and the government didn 't accept any help from foreign countries, the next day September 20 Mexico city was struck by an after shock and then the Mexican government announced that they would accept any food, heath care …. Nancy Reagan toured Mexico City with U.S. Ambassador of Mexico, John Gavin, observing the damage that has occurred because of the earthquake.
The hurricane had reportedly killed almost 2,000 deaths (Doup). In just one place the hurricane had killed many people. In Puerto Rico the storm had killed 1,000 people (Doup). The hurricane had brought in a lot of water, so that could have been a possible reason why so many people died. In “1928 - Okeechobee” by Liz Doup she says, “Water rushed onto the swampy farmland, and homes and people were swept away.” The hurricane Okeechobee was very dangerous.
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 Jennifer] Damage & Recovery: The survivors of the tragic event have been said to be digging through the debris to answer the calls of the help as well as recovering their missing comrades or relatives.
With soldiers densely populated in bunkers, the flu spread like wildfire, especially when it arrived in the United States of America. The Spanish Influenza was a stone-cold killer. Once an individual acquired the infection, within thirty hours, most would be dead. But, could something like this actually benefit Americans and their society? Most people would say that 675,000 deaths never improves a country, but in America’s
Waves can cause harm to people in many different ways with the different effects each type has. Seismic waves are one type of wave and they are seen in earthquakes, which can cause severe damage to human structures and more often than not, humans themselves. As of now, the world’s most damaging earthquake was in Chile, on May 22, 1960, and it had a magnitude of 9.5. There were over 4,500 people that died or were injured, and 2 million were left homeless. The quake caused a tsunami that destroyed a whole port and caused around $500 million and killed a total of 170 more in Japan and the Philippines when the waves of the ensuing tsunami hit there.
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.
Each year, there are about 25,600 earthquakes that happen around the world and because of this, 62,600 people die yearly on average. This number is about 2% of the yearly number of deaths in the world, which clearly shows that earthquakes can cause more deaths than we think. Earthquakes are the result of sudden movements of the tectonic plates within the earth’s crust. These movements release energy into the earth in the form of seismic waves, which then shakes the earth’s crust, thus forming an earthquake. Earthquakes are measured using the Richter scale, which is used to quantify the amount of energy released by the earthquake.
Also, both eruptions have a great amount of pyroclastic flow.Mayon volcano’s most lethal eruption was during 1814 killing over 1,200 residents and destroying several villages and a famous historical church, Cagsawa church, which is now a tourist attraction as only the bell tower has been left after the eruption. Disasters that have happened in Albay are almost all natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and volcanic eruptions. The last major earthquake was back in 2008, it reportedly has 5.6 magnitude while the province experiences flood regularly as typhoons and monsoons usually happen in the Philippines. Similarly, volcanic activities are commonly found in Albay every few years or so because of the convergent boundary beneath it meaning that PHIVOLCS regularly monitors it and expects for future eruptions. Convergent boundaries with a subduction zone can also be found in the Washington-Oregon coastline and the
1.1 General Background India faces threats from a variety of natural hazards such as floods, cyclones, droughts, landslides, tsunamis and earthquakes. Over the years, the catastrophic events of earthquake have been causing significant damages resulting in death, countless people going homeless without basic lifelines and amenities. Today hundreds and millions of people throughout the world live with a significant risk to their lives and property due to Earthquake. A huge amount of public infrastructures are continuously at the risk of damage due to earthquake. The unpredictability and sudden occurrence of earthquakes make them somewhat mysterious, both to the public and to the professional designers.
According to Boustan et al.,“These natural disasters disturb daily life and, in the worst cases, cause devastation. Events such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy killed thousands of people and generated billions of dollars in losses.”