Northridge Earthquake 1994 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.
The sections will slip, relieving the pressure and creating an earthquake as the energy that was held in the two sections is transferred into seismic waves, also known as an earthquake (Alvarez, et al., 2014). Conclusion The largest earthquake ever recorded on the rector scale is the Great Chilean Earthquake. At some time in the past as some point there could have been a larger earthquake, however the technology did not exist, it would not have been recorded. With the Great Chilean Earthquake there devastating effects of landscape, loss of building and home and the disastrous amount of people that lost their life. Had the technology been available in the 1960’s, the death toll would have been significant reduced and potentially they could have predicted this disastrous
In 2004, a devastating event occurred that would change the face of natural disasters forever. Early in the morning on December twenty-sixth, 2004, the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami began. While the event itself was not long in duration, the effects that it had on society and the Earth will last a lifetime. The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, more commonly known as the Sumatran Earthquake or The Boxing Day Tsunami, caused catastrophic effects in the area, but also around the globe. The Indian Ocean earthquake occurred at almost one o’clock in the middle of the night.
5:12 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 1906, one of the most devastating earthquakes in the history of the United States hit the heavily populated city of San Francisco, California. This violent earthquake caused extensive and expensive damage and deaths across the city and even resulted in a fire that raged throughout the city for four full days after the earthquake. While the exact casualty tall is uncertain modern scientist estimate the death toll to be around 3,000 people with rough 25,000 left without a home(_____________3________________). However, all was not lost, from the rubble and ashes of San Francisco scientists, seismologist, and geologists alike were able to make improvements upon earthquake technology and better define what causes
Since the epicentre of the quake was on land no Tsunami occurred. The event was followed by aftershocks for about 17 months. One of the major and devastating aftershock was Christchurch earthquake. At 12.51 pm NZDT on 22 February 2011 an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 again struck the Canterbury region of South island, New Zealand, but this time the earthquake was centred 2 kilometres west of the port town of Lyttelton and 10 kilometres south-east of the centre of Christchurch, New Zealand's second most populous city. The earthquake caused widespread damage to the life and ecology.
Both were impacted terribly and suffered the loss of lives, but Samoa seemed to come out of it the worst. Firstly, the first wave arrived only 10 minutes after the earthquake in Samoa. However, American Samoa had 20 minutes until the first wave. This gave them more warning and time to evacuate to higher grounds. Also in Samoa the height above sea level was 14 m however in American Samoa it was 10m .
I think the three main reasons are: Natural disasters, foreign invasions, and the city’s military problems. One of the biggest reasons to explain this disaster is the never ending natural disasters. In three-hundred-thirty-six CE, the city of Rome was shook by a deadly and devastating Earthquake. (Doc F). The Earthquake shook the Mediterranean sea along with the land, causing an additional flood.
The large amount of water flooding the country can destroy buildings, roads and infrastructure, and in the evacuation drop people off each other, gridlock occurs, power supply and telecommunications goes down and entire communities may be left marginalized in 1908 hit a tsunami Messina in southern Italy that killed 80,000 people . In 1998 hit Papua New Guinea by a tsunami that destroyed towns and killed about 2200 people and 26 December 2004 happens one of our greatest natural disaster when a large earthquake on the seabed in the Indian Ocean caused a massive tsunami that among other things affected the coasts Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and Indonesia. The destruction was catastrophic and at least 230,000 people lost their lives in the disaster, including 543 Swedish
A tsunami event that occurred in 2004 , called the Boxing Day Tsunami, displaced 1.7 million and injured half a million of souls. A total of 230,000 people were killed (Telegraph,2014). Tsunamis are giant ocean waves that are triggered by an earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. These ocean waves will grow in height as they travel inland, due to the depth of the ocean decreasing. The world responded with donations and relief efforts to countries affected which included Indonesia, Thailand, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Burma and Maldives.
Additionally, California faces the highest risk of earthquakes. Earthquakes occur every day in California because of the notorious San Andreas Fault. Earthquakes are vibrations in the ground that happen because of breaking and moving rocks within the Earth’s crust, and they are unpredictable. Lastly, the constant earthquakes that occur set California at a high risk of tsunamis. Tsunamis are
Loud booms rang out. The quivering began to intensify, causing belongings to fall in residents’ homes. It was the beginning of the 5.7-magnitude Oklahoma earthquake, which struck on November 6, 2011 and resulted in significant structural damage (“Oklahoma’s Largest Quake in Decades Buckles Highway; Rattles Residents,” CNN). A journalistic study—published in the journal Geology—conducted in 2013 showed that the 2011 earthquake was actually caused by fracking, a practice in which water is injected into the Earth’s ground (“Wastewater Injection
This earthquake quickly became one of Australia’s most serious natural disasters. The seismograms confirmed that the focus of the earthquake was 10 to 12 km deep within the crust under Boolaroo, an outer suburb of Lake Macquarie. The quake was also felt 163 kilometres south in Sydney and 281 kilometres north in Kempsey. Facts and figures of the earthquake can be found here.
Boxing Day Tsunami Tsunami is defined as a high long wave caused by an earthquake, volcano or a meteor and waves that spot grow larger and larger. How it builds up? Before a tsunami the earthquake happens and the waves grow up to one hundred feet tall. During the tsunami, the waves hit shallow waters and destroy anything in its way. After a tsunami, a large wall of water follows behind it and takes many objects with it back to the ocean.
In recent years there has been a big issue on fracking in Oklahoma. This is an issue that only continues to get worse. The oil company, , by residents has been blamed for many of these earthquakes. Within the past month, there have been more and more issues. In Edmond Oklahoma, there was a big earthquake, which provoked residents to sue the company for $28 million in damages.