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.
On April 18, 1906 a deadly earthquake struck San Francisco. The people of San Francisco were having a normal day but at 5:13 a.m the earthquake struck. It lasted for 48 seconds it resulted in the city going up in flames.
Mt. Vesuvius erupted destroying Pompeii shortly after noon. The giant flows from the eruption can move at 450 mph. The giant objects buried underneath Pompeii. In 1819, King Francis visited Pompeii and was so embarrassed by the artwork he locked it away in a secret cabinet.
This is when all the trash and everything else it picked up along the way had caught fire. The Johnstown Flood was one of the most destructive and devastating floods in Johnstown; buildings were demolished, thousands were killed, and it resulted in years of reconstruction (The Johnstown Flood- May
Roads were blocked which delayed ambulances, fire engines and almost all the aid vehicles. Nearly 230,000 people were left homeless. They had to stay in unheated school gyms or even in parks. This went on for weeks! There was shortage of food and water and blankets, etc.
THE PERUVIAN EARQUARE – PISCO - ICA 2007 On August 15, 2007, there was one of the worst earthquakes in the history of Peru and Latin America. It was measured 8.0 in the moment magnitude scale, lasted almost three minutes and affected all the Region of Ica. The Cathedral and three hospitals in Ica collapsed, killing more than 300 people. Figure 2.
The central idea of “Mount Vesuvius: Day of Disaster” is about the destruction Mount Vesuvius left on the city of Pompeii in 79 A.D. and the challenges the citizens who lived there faced. The article details that Mount Vesuvius erupted without warning to the townspeople. Although, there were signs of an eruption people didn’t have the advancement to understand them. People ran from their homes to escape the poisonous gasses floating in the air and ran for their lives as the pumice chased behind them. The fortunate ones who made it out were left with nothing but the clothes on their back, while the not so lucky ones were buried alive under the incinerating lava.
He couldn 't even scream because he was choking on dust and barley move because he was being crushed be falling bricks. This book is about the massive earthquakes in San Francisco that occurred at 5:12 am on April 18th, 1906. The earthquakes terrified hundreds of thousands of people instantly. Thousands of people were killed, crushed to death by houses, buildings,
The mighty earthquake that devastated San Francisco was caused by the San Andrea's fault. In the early morning of Wednesday, the 18 of 1906 Many civilians were woken up by the sound of their walls crashing in on them. The first earthquake lasted about 80 seconds. Even people in other continents know what had happened and would remorse for days at a time. Loved ones were lost , over 100 years of history gone in 80 seconds.
The Chinese believe dragons devour the ships that pass through this area. In the 60s writers wrote about vile vortexes that opened doorways to other dimensions and worlds. Currently, modern researches point to the geological activity of the region. Underwater volcanoes eruption and with the additional release of CO2 from a layer of hydrates that lines the ocean bed can cause massive gas bubbles which can cause the largest vessel to sink without a trace.
As thousands of lives were endangered when a fire uproared underground the town and many other parts of route 61. Route 61 had to be shut down because the ground was and still is caving in from the blazing flames of
On May 18th, 1980, thirty-five years ago, Mt St. Helens erupted and changed the course of history. This towering Washington volcano is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. During the eruption the mountain spewed hot gases, rocks and, ash into the sky causing a mud flow down the mountain 's sides. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration," this was the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States".
What happened on March 25th 1911 was a terrible tragedy at Triangle Waist building. A fire was started by a match a worker had that spread into a very flammable waste material. Even though all fires start the same size, this one spread rapidly so water pails couldn’t put it out. They tried the hose, but no water came out. There was 123 woman and 23 men that died that day, because of the tragedy.
Underground fires, a precursor or aftermath of an explosion, would trap workers underground with no means of escape. Miners defecated in the mines due to lack of proper sanitation facilities. Rat infestation was a common problem that led to the spread of