The quake cost 3,000 people their lives and not only rattled the residences of San Francisco, but people from Oregon to L.A and as far inland as Nevada(history.com). The quake ran down the San Andreas fault for 296 miles.The total damage estimation is $500,000,000 and very little of that is from the earthquake directly(history.com). Much of the destruction originated from fire. Many small fires across San Francisco grew into very large fires that demolished the city. The fires obliterated 490 city blocks, a total of 25,000 buildings leaving over 250,000 homeless (eyewitnesshistory) and, websites are conflicted but estimate the loss of 450 to 3,000 lives.
This particular earthquake was the largest recorded earthquake for Japan prior to 2011 earthquake. 49 days after the Hoei earthquake, on 16 December 1707, Mount Fuji erupted from three vents located on its southeast flank [Tsuya, 1955]. This particular eruption was a plinian eruption that produced 0.7 km^3 of tephra [Miyaji and Koyoma, 2007], and the emission was of mixed and mingled andesitic and dacitic tephras that was then followed by basaltic tephra [Tsuya, 1955]. According to Chesley (2012), the conduit was opened and the basaltic magma was pushed out of the chamber by unclamping of the deeper dike along with compression of the basaltic magma chamber. This basaltic magma then moved up the dike from the basaltic chamber 20 km deep into the andesitic and dacitic magma chambers creating magma mixing and rapid vesiculation.
Category five hurricanes are winds more than two hundred and fifty-two kilometers per hour which is similar-to the speed of some high- speed trains. Hurricane Harvey formed August seventeenth of this year and it dissipated September third. It was an Atlantic hurricane and was the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in two-thousand five. In four day’s many areas received more than forty inches of rain as the system come over eastern Texas and near waters, causing catastrophic flooding. Harvey was the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the United States, it resulted in the flooding of hundreds of thousands of homes and it displaced thirty thousand
About 4.37 million chickens died following the earthquake and tsunami, causing a short in the supply of feed for overseas suppliers. An estimated 90% of fishing boats in Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima were unusable by the tsunami; at least 440 fishermen were killed or missing. The total damage to Japan's fishing industry was estimated at ¥1.26 trillion. It is said that the estimated economic loss may be around 171 billion–$183 billion just in the region hit by the quake and tsunami. Because of the Tohoku Earthquake and tsunami caused many lands, resources (food, human, products, machines) and enterprise in ruins, with these damaged done, Japan’s economic problems will be hard to
About 80% of New Orleans was under water during Hurricane Katrina. They estimate there was $81 million dollars in property damages as a result of the hurricane in Louisiana and Mississippi, and over $150 billion dollars in the total economic impact. This was the most costly hurricane ever in U.S. history. One of the most recent hurricanes was Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew killed over 46 people in the United States, along with over 1,000 in Haiti.
Valdivia, Chile, 22 May 1960 (9.5) This earthquake killed 1655 people, injured 3000 . It caused US$550 million damage in Chile, while the tsunami that it spawned caused deaths and damage as far away as Hawaii, Japan and the Philippines. The 'rupture zone ' of the quake was more than 1000 km long. Two days after the initial quake, the nearby volcano Puyehue erupted, sending ash and steam up to 6 km into the atmosphere over a period of several weeks.
Media Coverage During Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina is one of the most horrific natural disaster in the twenty-first century in the United States. The hurricane hit on August 23, 2005, and ended August 31, 2005. The storm killed 1,836 people most of them from Louisiana and more than half of them were a senior citizen. The storm surge was twenty feet high. There are still 705 people missing after the storm.
Hurricanes have led to the death of around 200 million people, over the past 200 years. Hurricanes usually form in tropical areas of the world.Hurricanes are large, spiraling tropical storms that can pack wind speeds of over 160 mph and unleash more than 2.4 trillion
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 city also experiences activity from the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault system. This fault system has caused large earthquakes in the past. Between the North and pacific plates and the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault system Juneau has a high risk of serious earthquakes. Juneau frequently has multiple earthquakes a year. Last year Juneau went through over fourteen earthquakes and this year the city has only had six (Earthquake Track, 2015).
Greater and stronger earthquakes, greater than magnitude 7, happen more than once per month. Huge earthquakes, magnitude 8 and higher, occur about once a year. Most earthquakes occur along the edge of the oceanic and continental plates (“How Often Do Earthquakes Occur?”). The world’s largest earthquake with an instrumentally documented magnitude occurred on May 22, 1960 near Valdivia, in southern Chile. It was assigned a magnitude of 9.5 by the United States Geological Survey.