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.
On New Year’s Day 1927, the main river at Cairo, Illinois, broke flood stage, the earliest instance on record. In January Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Louisville flooded. The saturated land throughout the Mississippi valley could absorb no more water, but water still came. In conjunction with the melting of a vast snowpack, virtually the entire Mississippi River system flooded in the spring of 1927, killing people from Virginia to Oklahoma. But the greatest concern lay along the lower Mississippi, from Cairo, Illinois, to the Gulf, and tributaries feeding into that part of America.
The oldest and largest pyramid was built for Khufu, the successor of Sneferu, the second of the eight kings of the fourth dynasty. Khufu reigned for 23 years however relatively little is known of his reign besides the construction of his pyramid. The base of the pyramid averages about 755.75 feet, and its original height was 481.4 feet. This makes it the largest pyramid in the
The Chicago Fire was a very destructive and devastating fire. This fire killed more than 300 people. It left more than 100000 people homeless. The fire burned for two days before it was able to be put out by rain. On the 18 of October in 1871 a fire started in a backyard barn.
The Roman Colosseum is regarded as one of the greatest architectural feats of human history. Construction began in 72 AD under the rule of Vespasian. The building was assembled following the great fire that took place in Rome 8 years prior and a civil war that followed. Around 100,000 Jewish prisoners who fell into Roman slavery after the war built the Amphitheatre. The Flavian Amphitheatre, or Colosseum was the largest ever constructed and served as a way of giving back to the Ro
As you can tell, there have been huge improvements, but along the way, two tanks played a very important role in American History. These tanks are the Sherman Tank and the Pershing Tank, both of which helped the Allies beat the Axis in World War II. The Sherman Tank was manufactured by American Locomotive, which was a very good company for making big and sturdy war machines. Because five people were needed to run one tank, 25,000 people were needed to run the 5,000 tanks made by American Locomotive.
Which some of the marble blocks survived so it became part of the front entrance. Then there was the Third Church, which is also the current structure. On 23 February 532 emperor Justinian I built the third and final structure. On 14 December 557 earthquakes caused cracks to the main dome that when the next earthquake hit on 7 May 558 the dome collapsed completely, which destroyed a lot. Isidorus the Youger, who is nephew to Isidore of Miletus, did the next restoration to fix what the earthquake had damaged.
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.
Upon their completion in the early 1970s, the towers were the tallest buildings in the world. Located in Lower Manhattan, the two colossal buildings shown as two giant figures of industry and finance with 3,400,000 square feet of office space. The two buildings were tragically destroyed after the 9/11 terrorist attack; the other buildings in the complex were all severely damaged by the collapse of the twin towers, and were eventually demolished. One World Trade Center (1,776 feet) Also called One WTC or the “Freedom Tower”, the building has the same moniker as the North Tower of the original World Trade Center.
Still to this day, the Gulf War oil spill remains the worst disaster of its kind. This spill resulted in the death of over 10 thousand sea birds and threatened sea turtles and marine mammals in the surrounding areas (Baumann, 2001). The second largest oil spill was the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, also known as the Gulf of Mexico, or BP Oil Spill that occurred more recently in 2010. This oil spill was caused by a surge of natural gases resulting in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig. The explosion occurred while workers were at the rig attempting to activate the blow-out preventer, this BOP malfunctioned and the rig exploded killing 11 workers and injuring 17.
It destroyed over 230 square miles of land. The volcano destroyed two hundred and fifty homes. Not only that but killing fifty- seven people and around seven thousand big game within the area. Also, the eruption of Mt St Helens is the most studied volcanic eruption
Fires are usually started by abnormally long-lasting hot lightning bolts (2014). On the other hand, there are those fires that are made by humans. Although wildfires caused by lighting can damage a larger area, as much as 90 percent of wildland fires that generate in the United States are caused by humans. Some of this human made fires can be linked to intentional acts of arson, the burning of debris, and unintended campfires (2014). With that in mind the United States and Canada’s forest areas are the most common places were wildfires may occur, besides other areas around the world such as West Cape of South Africa where the climate is very hot and dry for long periods of
Millions of firefighters and policeman have sought out answers for the brutal fire located in Centralia Pennsylvania. In 1962 a coal mine exploded in a rural town called centralia. Centralia is a large Irish immigrant town that has experienced a sweltering fire that has spread under the city 's streets. This resulted in people losing their homes and having to leave the city. The fire is still burning slower than 50 years ago but is still causing problems for Centralia.
Hurricane Matthew was a overwhelming storm. The hurricane made buildings come crashing down onto the ground and also killed many people. People’s homes were ruined by the high winds of the storm. Due to the 120 mph hurricane, many citizens were left without power, frankly, more than 476,000. Millions of people who were close to the shore were told to evacuate
It was on August 6, 1945 at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time when tens of thousands of lives would perish. The Enola Gay which was an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Consequently, the explosion caused would devour about 80,000 people, but many more would later face death because of the radiation. But aside from death another 35,000 persons were injured, and at least another 60,000 persons would be dead by the end of the year as an immediate effect from this cataclysmic event.