The New Madrid Earthquake, 1811 George Heinrich Crist, a resident of Kentucky, was settled with his family in a well-built house when the New Madrid Earthquake of 1811 came across their path, unlike a storm this “thing” had no warnings. He chose to share his account of this quake, or quakes. This was part of his life and also a part of history in the making so that is why I believe he shared his personal essay. It’s not an argumentative account but rather short entries from 5 months from his life. Kentucky wasn’t the only state that was hurt, 6 other states were involved. The term “New Madrid Earthquake” refers to portions of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. This was the biggest earthquake (series of earthquakes) as it changed the course of the Mississippi river.
Over more than 50 decades there has been multiple earthquakes that have been caused by the activity that takes place beneath and above the surface of the earth. For every earthquake there are various effects and consequences, these are generally not preventable but teachable moments. As we study and
The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Geologic Aspect On April 18, 1906 at 5:12 a.m. an earthquake of an estimated moment magnitude of 7.8 hit Northern California. High intensity shaking was felt stretching from Salinas Valley to Eureka on the North Coast. The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was one of the worst
An earthquake is where two transform plate boundaries slide and creak the earth. This is what happened in the Philippines. Although it was in 2013 the people are still in need of help to get back to their daily lives. The Philippines earthquake had a magnitude of 7.1. This earthquake
California Earthquakes California’s unique geography as a state makes it a very appealing place to call home. From the odd east to west transverse San Gabriel mountain ranges of the Los Angeles Basin, to the bumpy coastal ranges of the Bay Area, any person can find a compatible topographic terrain to their liking. California may seem to be the perfect place to live with its ideal climate and extensive geographic features. However, due to California’s location over the shifting continental plates, coupled with its enormous and also multiple faults, at any time this great state can fall victim to a seismic disaster. After examining evidence from both Rong-Gong Lin’s II Los Angeles Times article of April 18, 2016 and the NOVA videos Killer Quake ( 2006), Earthquake (2007), as well as Geologic Journey II – Episode 3 (The Pacific Rim: Americas) – Part 3 (San Francisco) and The Great San Francisco Earthquake (American Experience ~ 2005), one can take a comparative account of the three major earthquakes of California’s past. Although each earthquake was very devastating on is own; the Great Quake 0f 1906, the Loma Prieta quake of 1989, and the NorthRidge quake of 1994 each amounted to an extensive forfeiture of property and life. Each of these earthquakes created much suffering and loss. It is imperative for each citizen of this great state to understand the damage that a California quake can actually do and be prepared; for the threat of one always looms.
On Saturday, the 3rd of November a 6.0 earthquake hit the Westfield Belconnen mall in Canberra. The earthquake frightened many in the mall and went outside. The damage that was caused inside the epicenter was moderate. Pictures and books in stores fell down. Dishes, glass wear and windows were broken during the earthquake. Some of the heavy furniture was moved around during the earthquake. Plaster in the mall varying between considerable and large amounts. Chimneys cracked and some of the walls cracked. Some tiles and bricks were loosened and the corner to the 1st entrance way came off. Major destruction was caused to the weakest parts of the mall. Water pipes in the mall were ruined and the electricity stopped for about an hour, which was disruptive for shops that had electrical appliances or stores that sold game consoles and computers. Stores that had food in them had to shut down and remove the food. They then had to find other places to store the food since fridges weren’t working. There was also some damage that was outside of the epicenter. The damage spanned
Imagine if you had to restart your life, new shelter, new job, new lifestyle. Well locals or people in the Philippines had to restart their life when an earthquake with an magnitude of 7.1 hit the country and destroyed people’s lives. The earthquake had a devastating 7.1 magnitude. The earthquake
Have you ever been in a deadly earthquake? In 2013, the people of the Philippines experienced one. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake that affected around 43,000 people with 2,211 aftershocks that ended up killing a total of 185 people. Earthquakes are known as one of the most dangerous natural disasters. This horrific event happened October 15th, 2013. The earthquake hit hardest in the central Philippines, it was reported to be caused by the East Bohol Fault. People act in a response to a natural disaster by gathering resources, spreading word, and government aid.
1. In what season did the earthquake of 62 CE occur? The earthquake of 62 CE occurred around noon on a winter’s day.
Natural disasters are a huge challenge for the planet because of the adverse effects that are associated with them. One of the major earthquakes to have shaken the earth is the Great Sendai Earthquake or Great Tōhoku Earthquake that occurred in 2011. The event started when a powerful earthquake hit the northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, and resulted in a widespread damage on land. A series of massive tsunamis later devastated many parts of the coastal regions of the country with the worst affected being the Tohoku region. The tsunami further resulted in a major nuclear accident that damaged distant regions on a power station located along the coast. The economic effects of the tsunami qualify it as one of the major natural disasters because it affected Japan’s economic stability as the country ended up resorting to importing as an alternative to cover the loss.
Arch C. Johnston and Eugene S. Schweig researched the New Madrid seismic activities of 1811-1812 and concluded that: The first earthquake was likely caused by slippage along a fault within the Blytheville arch and along the Bootheel fault. The length of the two reactivated fault segments was around 140 kilometers
In the article “What will happen when the “big one” hits California?” it's focused on the effects and what might happen to make the audience be more interested and want
On October 17, 1989, two tectonic plates--the North American and the Pacific--slid against each other on the San Andreas Fault. The result was California having a 6.9 magnitude earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area, also known as the Loma Prieta earthquake. The destruction was costly, with damages adding up to about $6 billion, but more so were the lives lost. The casualty rate of this earthquake was 63 people and over 3,800 injured. The count could have been a lot worse, however, had it not been for the baseball game at San Francisco's Candlestick Park between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics going on at the time of the natural disaster. Now referred to as the "Earthquake Series," the third game of the 1989 World Series collided
Huyen Le Earthquake Essay Did you know in 1906 an earthquake with a 7.1 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco? Not only that the damages were huge, the fire resulted from the earthquake burned down twenty-eight thousand buildings alone! But, the earthquake made around two hundred and twenty-five thousand residents homeless which was more than half the amount of residents in San Francisco at the time. Also, if we presume that there were four people in a house then that’s fifty-six thousand two hundred and twenty-five housing that's been demolished, oh you might have noticed, but that is just a 7.1 earthquake which isn’t even the strongest earthquake to hit the world! Now here is an interesting question, what makes these earthquakes so dangerous? Or rather how does earthquake destroy things anyway because you know that earthquakes are just the shifting of the earth's crust.
An analysis on the mechanism of destruction, impact, recovery, responses and future steps of the 2011 M6.3 Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.