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  • Who copes better with Earthquakes: HICs or LICs

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    Who copes better with Earthquakes: HIC or LIC? This report will focus on examples of different earthquakes happening around the world and explain why some countries cope better than others. To cope well, the country should have low death tolls, good communication with rescue services and other countries willing to help, evacuation and other emergency plans are planned well, and minimizing the amount of damage done to the country. What are HIC and LIC countries? HIC, also known as MEDC, stand

  • Seismic Activities In The United States

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    Fracking: Main Cause of Seismic Activity in the Central Parts of the United States and Solutions for the Problems it Created Over the years there has been a multitude of earthquakes, which has been felt across the Great Plains Region in the United States and many other surrounding states. These states that do not normally have seismic activities are experiencing an increase of quakes near oil and natural gas sites. Many of the states that have not felt the seismic activities are now experiencing

  • The Next Big One Analysis

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    Earthquakes are a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust. You can’t know when or how much the damage of the shock will be. I think that predicting earthquakes is a bad science because of how often and not they happen. In the article The Next Big One the author says, “You see right there a fundamental problem with earthquakes: They refuse to operate on human standard time. They’re on their own peculiar schedule

  • Tectonic Plates Research Paper

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    The earth is made up of land masses under the crust called tectonic plates. These tectonic plates sit on the upper mantle and lower crust also known as the lithosphere. Tectonic plates are always moving because of the magma churning underneath them in convection currents. Because the tectonic plates are always moving it can cause plates to run into each other which means that one must give way to the other and slide under this can create mountain ranges as the pressure has to do somewhere, this is

  • Mt. Everest Earthquake

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    The highest point on earth is the peak of Mt. Everest. Rising 29,035 feet above sea level, it is still constantly growing. This snow-covered mountain was formed when the tectonic plates pushed together, as they still are today. Therefore Mt. Everest has had many earthquakes, but on April 27, 2015 one earthquake changed everything. On this day Mt. Everest had an earthquake that was rated a 7.8 in magnitude. It flattened towns, knocked over buildings and created an avalanche that killed over

  • What Is The Cause Of San Francisco

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    SAN FRANCISCO'S DISASTROUS EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE An earthquake that caused many people to die and things to get destroyed or damaged changed a lot of things in people's lives. By:Jia Yong Sun, AIMS sixth grader On April 18, 1906, a powerful, destructive earthquake and decimating fire crept up on the inhabitants of San Francisco, causing many injuries and deaths. At 5:13 a.m., when most people were not even conscious from their sleep, a tremor spread throughout San Francisco. It startled

  • Innovative Product of the Company

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    INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OF THE COMPANY To support mines and absorb seismic events in mine which generally lead to accidents and injuries, company produced many products such as pre-cut cable bolts, continuous coils, dynamic yielding cable bolts, dynamic solid bolts (Garford Cable Bolts, 2014). Garford Pty Ltd came up with the innovative solution to support mines and for the seismic events : Dynamic solid bolts. They were first used in USA and thereafter solid bolts were redesigned in Australia with better

  • 2010 Chile Earthquake Case Study

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    Earthquake Case History: 2010 Mw = 8.8 Mega-thrust Earthquake, Maule, Chile 5/2/13 By Travis Eddy 1. Introduction In early 2010 central south Chile experienced a Mw = 8.8 earthquake and large tsunami waves that devastated areas on the Chilean Pacific coast, nearby offshore islands, and areas near the epicenter. In addition to the tsunami, the earthquake had many other geological consequences including aftershocks, terrestrial and submarine land-sliding, elevation changes, and a gravity

  • Chile 1960 Research Paper

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    In Valdivia, Chile 1960 an earthquake changed the lives of many. An earthquake is the violent shaking of the ground that will destroy homes, buildings, landforms, historical monuments, and lives. Earthquakes begin with the breakage of rock along a fault line. When two tectonic plates rub against each other they create an earthquake. Earthquakes will ride along a fault line which will determine how long the quake will go on. The larger and longer the fault like the bigger the earthquake. Earthquakes

  • Research Paper On Mount St. Helens

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    When Mount St. Helens erupted it took lives and destroyed at least fifty miles of the surrounding area. A volcano is a mountain or hill where a vent forms in the earth’s crust, letting ash, lava, and steam escape. Mount St. Helens included many details common to volcanic eruptions, caused damage and destruction, and how the area has recovered. Volcanoes are classified with the Volcanic Explosively Index (VEI) scale. Mount St. Helens was ranked at a five, the highest is an eight. The volcano erupted