Pacific Ring of Fire Essays

  • Essay On Christchurch Earthquake

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    ABSTRACT The purpose of this article is to discuss 2010-2011 New Zealand earthquakes and the aftershocks, geological reasons of earthquake and various terminologies related to earthquake. The article also describes the Geology of New Zealand and how the geographical location makes the country Vulnerable to such disasters. Majorly the article discuss, the 2010 Canterbury earthquake and 2011 Christchurch earthquake, its Impact on Social and Economic structures of the country and its impact on the

  • Case Study Of 2009 Samoan Tsunami

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    creatures and drowned plants. Many shoreline businesses got ruined and many seafood businesses had to be temporally shut down due to loss of sea life around the coast of Samoa. After the tsunami hit Samoa, as well as Tonga, it receded back into the Pacific Ocean, taking a great amount of rubbish along. This polluted the ocean a lot, it was responsible for many deaths of various sea animals. As well as land

  • 2010 Earthquake In Chile

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    Chile. The earthquake lasted about two minutes and affected 75% of the total population, which are approximately 12 million people out of the total 17 million. The epicentre was about 325 southwest of the capital the Santiago, 33 kilometres below the Pacific Ocean. The earthquake triggered a tsunami that affected about 307 miles of coastline. It is estimated that there were at least 500 people killed and around 370,000 houses damaged or destroyed. The earthquake affected the

  • Tsunami Earthquake Causes

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    Tsunami comes from Japanese and it means a harbour wave. According to National Geographic, these waves can reach heights up to 35 meters, and are mostly the aftereffects of earthquakes. “Most tsunamis, about 80 percent, happen within the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire,” a geologically active area where tectonic shifts make volcanoes and earthquakes common.” said one of the scientists working with National Geographic(7). Above the mantle of the earth, there is a layer made of tectonic plates, which fall

  • Japan Tectonic Earthquakes

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    EARTHQUAKES AND SEISMIC ZONES Japan has always had a history of experiencing tectonic movements and volcanic activities. The movements that were taking place during the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and even during the Tertiary times are still proceeding today. Earthquakes are too felt across the country at each and every part, as they accompany movements along the fault lines and volcanic activities. The conditions of seismicity in the Japanese Arc System are very intricately linked to the Plate Boundary

  • Emma Burke 1906 Analysis

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    In 1906, an earthquake hit San Francisco, California. More than 3,000 people died. The earthquake that hit San Francisco was one of the largest earthquakes in northern California. It struck the coast of Northern California. "Horrific Wreck of the City" by Fred Hewitt and “Comprehending the Calamity:” by Emma Burke are both about the same thing but the two authors opinion on how this disaster affected people are completely different. “Comprehending the Calamity” by Emma Burke and “Horrific Wreck

  • Earthquake Informative Speech

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    Informative Speech Outline Speaker’s Name: Luz Singh Speech Topic: Safety; Before, During and After an Earthquake General Purpose: To Inform Central Idea (Main Goal): Help the audience prepare for a massive earthquake. A. Introduction Attention Grabber: I would like to begin by recalling the earthquake of a magnitude of 7.1 in the Ritcher Scale, that struck the center of Mexico this past 19th of September. (Transition): What would you do if in this precise moment the floor beneath you

  • Jack London's The San Francisco Earthquake

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    Twain/London Essay San Francisco is known as one of the most earthquake populated areas in the US. Since the state sits on a fault line, it is often victim to many quakes whether they be small or large. The essay’s that we read helped show that. Both earthquakes described in these essays are rather different stylistically, but similar in description. Both London and Twain are able to portray the earthquakes in such a way providing the reader with a vivid image. Throughout Jack London’s essay

  • Compare And Contrast Earthquake And Alaska Earthquake

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    impact like secondary hazard. They are tsunamis, secondary hazard, that causes after the earthquake, tsunami had killed a lot of people and destroy area around there. The effect for Valdivia earthquake are too big so they’re traveled across to the Pacific Ocean and traveled along to the southern Chile, Hawaii, Philippine, Japan and etc, with the speed are over than 200 miles per hour. While the effect for Alaska is also big, that why this incident which is caused tsunami and massive landslides are

  • Earthquake In Loon: America's Greatest Mistakes

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    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to not have a house? Or be rummaging through rubble to find your family well that 's what it was like in the Philippines when a huge earthquake hit in Bohol. When a 7.1 earthquake hits in Bohol, it is the strongest temblor to shake the area in over 23 years, it killed over 180 people and destroyed almost all the houses down to the foundation. Ports, schools and airports reported damage, and a hospital collapsed on Bohol in Loon, killing at least 18 people

  • Alaska Earthquake Research Paper

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    Convection Currents The Alaskan Way Viaduct will collapse if an earthquake happens. Tectonic plates rubbing together causes an earthquake. What causes them to rub together? An earthquake happens through a sequence of cause and effect. Altogether, temperature, density, and convection currents work together to cause an earthquake. The layer of the Earth are made up of the lithosphere, asthenosphere, mesosphere, and the core. In the lithosphere, there is the upper rigid mantle, oceanic crust, and continental

  • The Main Cause Of The Northridge Earthquake 1994

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    While the Northridge earthquake was happening Californian people couldn’t predict it ( The quake went even worse at 4:37 AM, because at this time buildings started to fall down, flood started to come, and some buildings was burnt by fire. At 4:39 AM is the worst situation, because some highways

  • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

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    caught fire which trapped the victims, about 25,000 buildings were burnt down from the fire, a total of about 490 blocks.At around 8:14 a Major aftershock hit making even more damaged building collapse. The earthquake and fires in San Francisco were recorded to be the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. At the time San francisco was considered the ninth largest U.S city with a population of 400,000 after this

  • How And Why Do Earthquakes Happen Essay

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    How and Why Do Earthquakes Happen? World Geography Janet de Guzman Puriyod Laohabutr Grade 9G March 13, 2018 HOW AND WHY DO EARTHQUAKES HAPPEN? Abstract Introduction What are Earthquakes? An Earthquakes takes place when two blocks or pieces of the Earth’s crust suddenly slip pass one another or, the piece of land collided into each other. The surface where they slip or collide is called a “fault place”. The location below the earth’s surface where the earthquake starts is called

  • Essay On Alaska Earthquake

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    place on March 27 1964. The earthquake had a magnitude of 9.2, it lasted nearly four minutes. This was an extremely destructive earthquake in Prince William Sound and other areas of Alaska. In Western Canada, Oregon California and Hawaiian Island a Pacific-wide tsunami was produced which was destructive in. The death rate from the earthquake was about 128 people. Most of the deaths were in Alaska 115, Oregon had 15 and Washington were caused by quake-generated tsunamis. The human toll could have been

  • Earthquake Resistance In Japan Essay

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    Earthquake resistance of buildings in Japan and risk of earthquake depending on the area In Japan, Building Standard Act has been strictly reviewed every time we experienced a large earthquake. All buildings are strictly required to have an earthquake resistance structure. Without rigorous compliance to earthquake proof standard set by a low, one can never get an approval of construction of a building from a public administration office in Japan. It is said that the collapse ratio of the building

  • Essay On Magnitude Scale

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    Introduction: Living in Skopje, the capital city of a country that is subjected to many earthquakes, some stronger than others, made me interested in earthquakes and finding more about them. The strongest earthquake Skopje has experienced throughout history that caused a severe destruction was the earthquake in 1963 measured at 6.9 on the Richter scale and 6.1 on the Magnitude Moment Scale, which killed over 1,000 people and destroyed 80% of the city. This made me curious to look deeper into the

  • How Do Earthquakes Affect The World

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    Earthquakes affect many people worldwide. An earthquake occurs when the earth begins shaking and releases energy in earth’s lithosphere that creates seismic waves. CDMX gets most of its seismic activity from the Cocos and Pacific plates sliding against and under the North American Plate, making it one of the most active trenches in the world. Mexico City, which sits through the San Andreas fault, was hit by a major earthquake on September 19, 1985. Mexico City’s population was roughly 77 million

  • Rubber Bearings Essay

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    CHAPTER I THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND Introduction Recent earthquakes, particularly the magnitude 6.2 Earthquake in Davao on February 16, 2013, the 5.7 Earthquake in Southern Mindanao on June 1, 2013 and the deadliest earthquake in the Philippines for the past 23 years, the magnitude 7.2 Earthquake in Bohol on October 15, 2013, have caused significant loss of life and severe damage to property. Many aseismic construction designs and technologies have been developed over the years in attempts

  • Tectonic Rates: The Epicenter Of An Earthquake

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    One of the most harmful problems that waves cause is earthquakes. Earthquakes injure and kill people, demolish structures, and cause destruction. Recently an earthquake in Ecuador killed 650 people and injured 2,500. A year ago in Nepal there was also a huge earthquake that killed over 8,580 people, one of the worst in history.(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