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    Earthquakes: The Same Effects, but Different Responses Earthquakes occur as a result of the abrupt release of energy in the Earth’s crust that creates a series of waves known as seismic waves. Earth quakes greatly affect people whether they are living in economically disadvantaged countries or in economically developed countries. However, the way each of them responds to the hazard is different. The tectonic movements in the earth’s crust are the initial causes of earthquakes. These movements bring

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    The Sichuan Earthquake also known as Wenchuan Earthquake occurred on May 12th, 2008. The horrific earthquake was located in the mountainous dominant region of Sichuan, south-western China. The earthquake was measured to have a magnitude of 8.0 by the Chinese. The quake affected four-fifths of the buildings located in the area. Towns, villages and schools had collapsed and had been destroyed. Close to 90,000 people were tallied as missing or dead. The Chinese Government report stated that more than

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    21 October 2015 1906 San Francisco Earthquake An earthquake is the vibration of the Earth produced by the rapid release of energy. Most earthquakes occur at a plate boundary, usually along the Circum-Pacific belt. They tend to be caused by the slippage along large fracture in the Earth’s crust, such as a fault for example. However, they can also occur from a volcanic eruption, or an atomic explosion. There are two different types of shocks to a major earthquake; there is a foreshock and an aftershock

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    Earthquakes are destructive natural disasters that have the potential to occur. Earthquakes greatly impact various locations around the world. Generally, earthquakes typically only last for a few brief moments but they can greatly impact a society. One of which include the Nepal Earthquake of April 25,2015. This particular earthquake flattened large parts of the capital Kathmandu and also, caused destruction throughout the already improvised Himalayan nation. The earthquake in Nepal was the most

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    Volcanoes and Earthquakes are Sisters, Not Twins Volcanoes and Earthquakes are two of the most intriguing natural disasters that can occur on earth. Unlike hurricanes and tornadoes, they can awaken at almost any point in time throughout the year. These two natural disasters are also different from others because they occur on the layers of the earth itself. Volcanoes, while large to us, are actually small, conical patches of earth that spurt and ooze hot molten lava from the core, and can destroy

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    impact, recovery, responses and future steps of the 2011 M6.3 Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. Helena (Jiahui) Zhang 250641678 November 18 2014 Geography 2152F Mark Moscicki Table of Contents 1.0 Description of Event 2 2.0 Causes 3 3.0 Impacts 5 4.0 Responses 7 5.0 Recovery 8 6.0 Suggestions for future steps 10 7.0 Bibliography 11 1.0 Description of the Event The Christchurch earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 (Ritcher scale) hit New Zealand’s second

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    4. EXPLAIN THE RISK AND NATURAL HAZARDS EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANIC ACTIVITIES. HOW CAN WE PLAN TO CONTROL THESE RISKS? Earthquakes and volcanoes have disastrous effects on humans and properties, it’s also very harmful for the environment overall including wildlife. Earthquakes cause a lot of damage due their shaking nature,they can further lead to tsunamis and most common hazard related to earthquakes is landsliding. The earthquake intensity is what measures the effects it has on land surface, and

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    and only 45 being over magnitude 4. (see image 2). From the earthquake features discussed, we can see that despite the Seddon earthquake having a greater magnitude and similar type of fault movement, it was the fact that the Christchurch earthquake carried a lot more power and force with its initial ground movement and shaking, and its continual aftershocks, that the effects of this earthquake were much worse than the Seddon earthquake.

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    The Earthquake

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    The Earthquake It was a sunny day outside. The heat from the sun was hitting my face as I was painting the hot summer day onto my canvas. The colors made the image stand out and made it bright. The yellows added the joy to the picture while the greens freshened up the image. It was burning outside and my throat felt dry, like the Sahara desert. I reached for my cold cup filled with icy lemonade. I slowly took the last sip. I felt hydrated as the ice cubes were hitting my lips and little bits traveling

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    Earthquakes are an unfortunate consequence of, well, living on earth. While other hazards such as volcanos, tornados, floods, and wild fires all have clear visual indications that allow for us humans to get away from them, earthquakes are much more insidious than the aforementioned disasters because they have no such indicator and the damage they inflict is near instantaneous. Luckily for us humans, seismologists have spent a good portion of the 20th century finding out why earthquakes occur, how

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