Although the country was warned about the deadly fault they lie on, they were still not prepared for it. The hundreds of rescue workers, were badly treated, tired and starving after rationing off water and noodles. Once he had started to fix the problem people believe he was unprepared, but worked well with the resources and time he had. He shut down schools, petrol stations and atms, declared a three day national mourning, and his top priorities were to rescue the trapped, and save the injured. His actions affected the people of kathmandu, many of the thousands whose home were destroyed, or were to scared to return to their homes because of a lack of information to them, camped out and made refugee camps or just camped out on the streets.
This unpredicted wrath of the nature disrupted the lives of thousands of residents. They left homes, pets and belongings behind and put lives and businesses on hold to avoid the path of these natural disasters. Earthquake survivors and witnesses have been left dazed, tired, angry, confused and devastated. Their lives have been shattered, like the tree struck by lightning, and they may never be the same again.
INCIDENT Earthquake and Tsunami At 14:46pm – Friday 11 March 2011, Japan. The earthquake also often referred to the Great East Japan earthquake rated at a magnitude 9.0, a massive shake in the ground that occurred was centred on the seafloor in the north-western Pacific Ocean rather shallow depth of 32km, and its core approximately 45 miles (72km) east of Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku, at a depth of 15 miles (24km) below the surface jolt Japan, and it lasted around six minutes. The quake was so intense that it shifted Honshu, Japan's main island permanently 2.4 meters (8 ft.) to the east. Just over an hour after the quake, the shook set off the first Tsunami waves reaching the run-up height of 3.8 meters (12.46 ft.) and crashing into the coast of Miyagi Prefecture traveling inwards as far as 6 miles (10 km) in Sendai. The tsunami flooded an estimated area of about 217 square miles (561 square kilometers) in the country, just as people were still bemused from the aftershocks.
An earthquake happens about 50 times a day. That adds up to about 20,000 earthquakes each year (“11 Facts About Earthquakes”)! Many of these earthquakes are so small that they go unnoticed, but on January 26, 2001, one severe, disastrous earthquake struck the village of Gujarat, India, one of the poorest countries in the world. This earthquake knocked down even some of the toughest buildings that were built to withstand earthquakes. In 2001, the most devastating earthquake to strike Gujarat, India happened on a day of jubilation, caused extensive destruction, and lead to the need of many rescue and relief services to the many towns surrounding it.
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Analysis of Safety On 11th March, 2011, Japan experienced an earthquake in the Tōhoku region, of magnitude 9.1 on the Richter Scale. This resulted in a devastating tsunami that affected millions of people. The tsunami also caused three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to malfunction, leading to a nuclear meltdown and release of potentially lethal radioactive material into the surroundings. The Tōhoku Earthquake ranks fourth on the list of all time worst earthquakes in terms of magnitude. As a result, the tidal waves it generated were huge, with the crests reaching up to 15 m in height.
Channels that originally protected the people of China broke during the flood of the Yellow River and brought devastation upon the people (Chang-Qun et al. 1998). It caused an unknown number of deaths that ranged from drowning to famine. It also forced people to migrate further south to escape its catastrophic effects (Chang-Qun et al. 1998).
The Penang worst flood of the 3 decades, you could see the uprooted tree crashing the car parking along the roadside and on the car porch. Stagnant with muddy water, snake slippery through the house making a nest, a completed wash over is an urgent task for the occupant. All those unattended houses, the expensive items been a riot by the drug addict when the water subsided. Isn’t a nightmare? How shall we protect ourselves, instead of waiting for the donor or government handout which is insufficient and takes an age to receive?
In the year of 2013, cracks were discovered in a commercial building in Savar, Bangladesh, which contained a bank, shops, and several garment factories. Almost all the business in the building were immediately closed after the discovery of the cracks; however, the garment factory workers were asked to continue working in the building even though the cracks had posed great danger. The commercial building collapsed the following day during working hours, killing 1,134 factory works while around 2,500 people were injured. According to the BBC NEWS, the Savar Collapse is by far the deadliest garment-factory accident in history. Those workers’ lives were put on the line in order to meet the massive demand of an industry that is driven by the hysteria
Power blackout in India: Two severe power blackouts affected most of northern and eastern India on 30 and 31 July 2012. The 30 July 2012 India blackout affected over 300 million people and was the then-largest power outage in history, counting number of people affected, beating the January 2001