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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

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    On May 18th, 1980, thirty-five years ago, Mt St. Helens erupted and changed the course of history. This towering Washington volcano is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. During the eruption the mountain spewed hot gases, rocks and, ash into the sky causing a mud flow down the mountain 's sides. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration," this was the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States". It destroyed over 230 square

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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

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    An earthquake is a shaking of a part of the earth’s surface, often causing great damage. (merriam webster.com) Earthquakes kill approximately 8,000 people each year. An average earthquake only lasts about one minute. (Randomhistory.com) Earthquakes are important and relevant because of the lives they take and the damage they cause. On 1960, May 22 the strongest earthquake hit off the southern coast of Chile. At a magnitude of 9.5 it left approximately 2 million people homeless. (Britannica.com)

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    Lassen Peak in Northern California. The Cascade Range volcanoes, along with the Alaskan volcanoes, comprise the North-American section of the Pacific Ring of Fire (1), a long horseshoe shaped chain of volcanoes and tectonic fault lines that delineates the North Pacific ocean in its entirety and circumscribes a number of tectonic plates, including the Pacific, Cocos, Philippine, Nazca and Juan de Fuca plates and marks the perimeter of several continental plates

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    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
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    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

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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

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    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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    The Newcastle Earthquake occurred on 28 December 1989 with a magnitude of 5.6M. Although the earthquake did not measure very high on the Richter scale, it was shallow and that is why it shook Newcastle more than a deeper earthquake. The tremor left 13 people dead and hundreds of people injured and needing hospital treatments. The devastation to property was huge and caused damages to 3000 buildings, 35,000 homes and 147 schools. This earthquake quickly became one of Australia’s most serious natural

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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

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    Mt. Fuji Research Paper

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    Japans Mt. Fuji is an active volcano about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Mount Fuji is an stratovolcano with a towering symmetrical volcanic cone. The mountain formed in four phases of volcanic activity which began 600,000 years ago. It is the countries highest peak at 3776 meters. Often call “Fuji-san” it has been revered as one of Japans 3 holy mountains of ancient culture. It is also the center peace of many works of art. In modern times it is still a popular tourist destination. Mt. Fuji

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    1906 Earthquakes Report

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    How the Science of earthquakes was started in North America after the California Earthquake of 1906 The California earthquake of April 18, 1906 is one of the most significant earth quakes of all time. The 7.9 magnitude earthquake ruptured the northernmost 477 kilometers of the San Andreas Fault from the northwest of San Juan Bautista to the triple Junction of Cape Mendocino. The earthquake caused severe damage with reports indicating that it caused more than 3,000 deaths and destroyed more than 28

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    collapse, 272,788 buildings half collapse, and another 747,989 buildings partially damaged. The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami caused severe structural damage in northeastern Japan, including heavy damage to roads, railways and dams, not to mention fires in many areas. It was the toughest and the most difficult crisis in Japan after the World War 2 leaving

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    beneath the eastern half of Tanzawa Mountain (mountain range in the Kanto region). Japan is located on the conjunction point of four main tectonic plates; the North American, Pacific, and Philippine Plate. The epicentre of the Kanto Earthquake was under Sagami bay, a beach south of central japan. This earthquake also caused fires amongst The houses, resulting in a firestorm that killed 38,000 people in just 15 minutes. Large earthquakes such as this one usually occur at or near plate boundaries,

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    1976 Tangshan Earthquake Introduction: At 03:42 AM on Wednesday July 28 1976, it was believed that the largest earthquake had occurred near the Tangshan (a large industrial prefecture-level city in northeastern China with approximately 1 million or more residents) in Hebei with a magnitude of 7.8. The earthquake struck at a very late mid-night (03:42 AM) where more than a million people laid sleeping and not evacuated. The entire earthquake was claimed to last for approximately 14 to 16 seconds

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