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. Around 6 o 'clock the flames became more forceful and at 8 o 'clock they made their way into north beach which spread to the hills. The earthquake affected the cities because it burned down the buildings that those cities needed to make money, the whole downtown was mostly in ruin.
With this happening, it only caused more problems. It could not let the water out so all the water and debris ended up backing up all over the city. 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
Fires that were started by broken as pipes and broken electrical wires, devastated the city, rapidly destroying the many traditional Japanese wooden houses. 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!
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. Map of the affected area.
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.
Leo was an actual kid who experienced so much disaster that no one should have to go through. 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 earthquake also ignited several fires around the city that burned for three days and destroyed nearly 500 city blocks.
The Japanese believe the area is haunted. 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.