Its epicentre was located/positioned in the southern part of the city, some 15 km above the earthquake 's focus and the vibration was felt more than 1,100 km away in all directions. Later in the same day as the major earthquake, a major aftershock with a magnitude of 7.1 occurred in the city of Luanxian, the aftershock headed 70km to the northeast. The aftershock cause additional damage and casualties that resulted the rescue team to face major difficulties to help the people already trapped beneath the rubbles. The earthquake had occurred near a previously unknown fault, which is now known as the Tangshan fault, in the Cangdong fault system close to the system 's intersection with the Yin Shan-Shan mountain belt. The Tangshan fault is a strike-slip (Strike-slip faults with left-lateral motion are also known as sinistral faults.
Burke wrote mostly about the aftermath of the earthquake, while Hewitt wrote about the actual earthquake as it happened.The eyewitness accounts, “Comprehending The Calamity” by Burke, and “Horrific Wreck Of The City”, by Hewitt have similar tension, but different setting. The similarity between “Comprehending The Calamity” and “Horrific Wreck Of The City” is tension. On page
The strong winds spread debris across the land scape of Texas as it ripped through the structures destroying anything in its direct path. The strong winds accounted for some of the damage but the wind wasn’t the only factor that caused property damage. The main cause was from the flooding/storm surge. As talked about in the previous paragraph the surge was the leading cause of damages. The estimate cost in damages are expected to reach 160 billion.
The first reason Uniformitarianism believe that what has happened to the earth geological has taken billions of years, and they believe the world is millions of years old (Barker,1998). Catastrophism think that large scale catastrophes hit the earth and change the geographic form in a short period of time, as well as the earth is young not old. Uniformitarianism does not think there was catastrophic events that happened on the earth, but that the earth changes slowly so things such as rainwater causes the soil to erode (Barker, 1998). Catastrophism think that the geological formations of the earth were battered from the molten rock and from the rock cooling it formed mountain ranges. Only through natural disaster the earth formed its present day
Current Reflective Essay Paper On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the coast of Texas. It was originally set to be a category 1 hurricane and wasn 't supposed to be that bad of a natural disaster. Although a number of adding factors made Hurricane Harvey a catastrophic event, the hurricane increased levels as it reached land which was one of the biggest impacts. The main two factors that made Harvey one of the most destructive natural disasters to ever hit the United States was all the recorder rainfall over the city of Houston and the release of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs. Hurricane Harvey had a huge devastating impact due to all the recorded rainfall over the city of Houston.
In 1995 Japan faced an earthquake with a similar magnitude but its damage was not as large as Haiti. The table given below shows the comparative destruction in Kobe and Haiti as well. This event also supports the Bilham’s work. Even, the epicenter was located very near to the populated area same as Haiti, but the losses were more severe in Haiti which reflects the Haiti’s
The Haiti earthquake last 2010 provided a terrifying major earthquake that cause a population loss of between 100,000 and 316,000. Aside from its weaknesses preparations for such disasters, the aid sector was also unequipped for the urban challenge. Other large-scale disasters such as the Tohoku earthquake in Japan last 2011 and tsunami, and the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines last 2013 as well as other numerous smaller disasters triggered by natural phenomena reinforce the increasing threat of such
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?
(13/14) Earthquakes happen because of tectonic plate movement. When two plates rub against each other, they often get stuck. If pressure builds up, it eventually becomes too great and the rock breaks, releasing waves of seismic energy. The spot underground where the rock breaks is called the focus of the earthquake. The ground above the focus is called the epicenter of the earthquake.