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Earthquake Essay Examples

Christchurch Earthquake

...After shocks are a lots of smaller earth quakes that happen after the initial earth quake. They occur because the fault line that ruptured needs to settle down again and release stress, aftershocks are the fault lines way of releasing remaining energy. According to http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/february there have been 8673 after shocks since February 22nd 2011 as of Monday 19th May 2014. Including after shocks that have been so big they are classed as an earth quake of their own like t...

Haiti Earthquake

...As a result, buildings collapsed, killing thousands and injuring even more. No warning signs or evacuations preceded the earthquake; it was equally immediate and unexpected. People felt the land shaking and rumbling beneath their feet, with a cloud of smoke and dust rising above the capital. A series of aftershocks that followed did not cause much additional damage but became the source of serious emotional effects. The Haiti earthquake was another good lesson to seismologists, and once again em...

Earthquake in Japan

...The tsunami waves overtopped seawalls and destroyed diesel backup power systems, leading to severe problems such as large explosions and radioactive leakage. It has been almost a year since the devastating 9.0 earthquake and tsunami destroyed coastal communities in northern Japan killing more than 15,000 people. What struck me the most about this tragedy is the reaction of the Japanese community and picturing what it would have been like to be present at that moment. I can simply imagine the ter...

Earthquake Diary Entry

...By the time we got there the tremors had stopped. A few weeks later I lie awake in my hospital bed reading a newspaper the headlines stated, "Massive earthquake shakes Charleston- 96 people die and many more injured ". In two weeks I will be released from the hospital in a wheel chair but every night I will pray that we never have a earthquake again. I mourn with the families that lost their loved ones and I pray the people who lay hospital beds beside me will make a quick recovery and will be a...

San Francisco 1906 Earthquake

...Another factor would be a situation regarding hospitals and transportation of patients to different hospitals due to overcrowding. This would make the economy of the Bay Area fall into a deep recession, far wore than what it is now. The value of the property would depreciate along with any investments that are in the city. Overall, the city of San Francisco, and surrounding cities, would all suffer a great economic loss if an earthquake with the same magnitude of the 1906 earthquake were to reoc...

Informative speech about earthquake

...Look at this chart, here are five columns, they are magnitudes, frequency, description, example and energy release. In fact, from earthquake magnitude 2 to 6, the energy release and damage is not huge. The classes of seismic measure for the modern buildings are 5 to 6. However, if the earthquake magnitude is bigger than 6, the energy release can be destructive even billions dollar loss of life. Let us specify the damage of magnitude 8 and 9. The difference of energy from one magnitude to another...

The effect of earthquake

...Apart from psychological disorders, damaging to buildings can certainly result from the earthquakes. Non-durable buildings may be destroyed because of concussion of the earthquake. Thus, most of the people can lose their own homeland when they are facing the earthquake. As it is very clear seen, damaging to buildings is directly proportional with earthquakes. At last, it is an obvious fact that earthquakes cause deaths, psychological troubles and the destruction of buildings. The ...

Earthquakes in GCC countries

...Tsunami Hawaii-Based researcher George Pararas studied the Makran quake and tsunami,which caused 13metre waves of the Markan coast and 11 metre waves on the Gujrat India Coast killing 4000 people off the Makran coast. Fowler concluded by saying earthquake activity is not frequent in the country and it would definately take much longer to identify the trends on the Seismic activity in the region as compared to other regions that are more earthquake prone. However I-JAE'S close proximity to Iran w...

Causes and Effects of Earthquakes

...Earthquakes can mainly have two dreadful effects. First, one direct effect of earthquakes is ground shaking and landslides. The earthquake’s waves make the ground move, shaking buildings and causing weaker structures to collapse. The damage of properties can lead to secondary effects such as fire, which is produced because of the rupture of natural gas mains and water lines. Second, other post-earthquake threats are tsunamis. In many cases, the slip fault is located beneath the sea which can p...

The Impact of Earthquake Hazards

...It is difficult to argue convincingly that the impact of human hazards depends primarily on human factors as in every case there are always numerous factors that contribute to the extent of the earthquake. The easy route would be to argue that less developed countries are impacted more seriously by earthquakes due to human factors such as poorly built infrastructure and high population densities however this is not necessarily the case as in L.A research showed that some of the impacts were prim...

The Effects of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake

...Communication systems deals with media and its ability to spread information through education and awareness of people on how to evacuate, locate and relocate. Mass communications was evident during the earthquake since response officials needed to convey information to the public. In the article, “Socially distributing public relations: Twitter, Haiti, and interactivity in social media” reports that moments after the earthquake social media users flooded Twitter, posting inquiries about rel...

Why Was the Haiti Earthquake so Deadly?

...In conclusion, Haiti’s death toll was so overwhelmingly high because of the money/economy/leadership, not being able to fund any sort of repairs for Port-au-Prince, leaving many to die. The geography of Haiti contributed to the death toll as Haiti is a multiple hazard zone, simply was in too much damage and wreck already, had no outside connections and suffered from exceedingly bad infrastructure. Finally, the lifestyle of Haitians added to the death toll due to the disease ridden streets many...

Why did so many people die in the 1995 Kobe Earthquake?

...The two different types of factors link with each other in a way. When the buildings collapsed which is a primary, human factor, later on this meant that emergency vehicles could not reach some areas therefore a secondary, human factor. The secondary factors made the devastation a lot worse than it could have been and many lives may have been saved had it not been for the secondary factors. An example of a physical factor would be the earths crust splitting where the stress had built up in the r...

An Overview of Soil Liquefactionеј е˜‰иЅ© 018010210013IntroductionSoil liquefaction also called earthquake liquefaction ground

...An Overview of Soil Liquefactionј ‰Ѕ© 018010210013IntroductionSoil liquefaction, also called earthquake liquefaction, ground failure or loss of strength that causes solid soil to behave temporarily as a viscous liquid. The phenomenon occurs in water-saturated unconsolidated soils affected by seismic S waves (secondary waves), which cause ground vibrations during earthquakes. Although earthquake shock is the best known cause of liquefaction, certain construction practices, including blasting...

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