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  • Three Earthquakes On The Map
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    Recording the Earth's Seismic Activity In general, the map that contained all the earthquake distributions mostly had shallow quakes spread around. Deep quakes on the map were a lot less common. I would estimate that about 85%-90% of the earthquakes were shallow quakes. There were only three earthquakes on the map that had a magnitude of 7.0 or greater. The earthquakes that appeared to have occurred along spreading zones made up about 80% of the earthquakes on the map. Earthquakes that have occu...
  • Earthquake And Zeus
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    Earthquake (A parrellel to Typhon) INTRODUCTION The myth of Earthquake has three different purposes. First, its shows the power of Zeus, being able to maintain peace and order in the universe which he rules. Earthquake is the first challenger of Zeuss great power. Earthquake is a very formidable foe that has tremendous strength and size. Zeus got rid of Earthquake by himself and was able to triumph, but the triumph would not have been possible without the support and help of other gods. The Gods...
  • Alaska Earthquake Information Center
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    The Alaska earthquake of 1964 and following tsunami took 125 lives (tsunami 110, earthquake 15), and caused about $311 million in property loss. It is the biggest earthquake ever measured with an intensity of 9.2 on the Richter Scale. Earthquake effects were big in many towns, including Anchorage, Chitin a, Glenn allen, Homer, Hope, Kasi lof, Kenai, Kodiak, Moose Pass, Portage, Seldovia, Seward, Sterling, Valdez, Wasilla, and Whittier. To give an overview of where all these places are in Alaska,...
  • Earthquake Impacts Different In Ledcs And Medcs
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    Why are earthquake impacts different in LEDCs and MEDCs? Any disaster either caused by humans or Mother Nature will make an impact but this depends where it hits. Obviously, if a disaster, or an earthquake in this case occurs somewhere densely populated rather an isolated area it will have a greater impact as life could be lost, buildings destroyed and as a result, high prices to pay. We will be looking at the impacts of earthquakes in Lower Economically Developed Countries and More Economically...
  • Causes And Effects Of Earthquakes
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    Earthquakes can simply be defined as a naturally induced shaking of the ground caused by the fracture and sliding of rock within the earth's crust. There are at least 6,000 earthquakes detected throughout the world each year. Many people have heard about or experienced first hand the effects that an earthquake can have. But many people don't understand what causes them and what exactly is happening during an earthquake. In the following paper I will be explaining the causes and effects of earthq...
  • Building From The Shock Of The Earthquake
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    The Effect of Earthquakes in the United States on the Economy in Reference to Government Funds Spent on Prediction, and Hazard Prevention Over the period of many years, earthquakes have had a major effect on the economy of the United States of America. In this paper I plan to discuss how earthquakes have an effect on the economy. And what type of effect (positive or negative) earthquakes have on the economy. Earthquakes are violent trembling of the ground that are caused by the slipping of a fau...
  • Magnitude 7 1 Loma Prieta Earthquake
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    A Discussion On Earthquakes Perhaps Mother Nature offers no greater force than that of the earthquake. Across the span of time, earthquakes have been recorded for their incredible destructive forces, and their abilities to awe mankind with their unparalleled force. Earthquakes can often strike without any notice, leveling large cities and killing scores of innocent people. Not only can earthquakes bring harm to society through these methods of destruction, but they can also cause millions of dol...
  • Waves From An Earthquake
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    POWER OF THE QUAKE Jason Conley Professor Tim Born Earth Science-ES 101020 February, 2002 Power of the quake When humans are under tremendous pressure, they are told that they should try and relieve some stress. The same is true of mother earth when she is under a terrible strain; she has to relieve some stress, only Earths version of blowing off some steam is very deadly and extremely terrifying. An earthquake is a vibration of the Earths surface that follows a release of energy in the Earths c...
  • Cea Insurance
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    Understanding California Earthquake Insurance How many people remember where they were and what they were doing when the 1994 Northridge earthquake hit I know I do. I was slipping out of work early that day. It took me three hours to drive the ten miles to my home. All the way I was wondering what was I going home to. I was lucky; I only lost a few items that tumbled from shelves and countertops. Many people were not so lucky. They came home only to find that they no longer had a home. They, unl...
  • Earthquakes And Its Effects
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    EARTHQUAKES Objective: To define and discuss earthquakes and its effects. Earthquakes are a major catastrophe and can be a big threat to human lives. To understand earthquakes you must have a clear definition, know its mechanisms, be able to recognize the size and dynamics and understand its effects: I. Definition of Earthquakes. Earthquakes. Tsunamis. Landslides. Volcanoes II. Mechanisms. Faults b. Seismic Waves. Aftershocks. Size. Strength. Classification of Seismic Waves 1. P (compressional) ...
  • One Earthquake Of Magnitudes 8 To 9
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    I chose to research earthquakes and the prediction of earthquakes because I was curious as to how they work. In this paper, Iwill discus the history of earthquakes, the kinds and locations of earthquakes, earthquake effects, intensity scales, prediction, and my own predictions. An earthquake can be defined as vibrations produced in the earth's crust. Tectonic plates have friction between them which builds up as it tries to push away and suddenly ruptures and then rebounds. The vibrations can ran...
  • Fear Earthquakes
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    FEAR Recently, earthquakes have hit many places like, Kobe, Greece, Turkey and Taiwan. Moreover, some scientists predict that a huge earthquake will hit the Tokai area and it will have enough power to destroy the Tokyo area. I fear earthquakes for 3 reasons: anticipation of disaster, being on the point of death in the rubble, and becoming injured or sick. First, when any size earthquake hits, even a small one, I feel fear because my mind says, "Someday there will be huge earthquake". Actually, a...
  • Major Earthquakes
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    Disasters, What you Need to Know About Them... Every day there are natural disasters all the time occurring all around the world. They are something that we can't help, but we can be aware of them and what to do if one occurs near you. Tornadoes are common during Michigan's Spring months. They are usually smaller than other places, but they still can do lots of damage. The safest thing to do is to go to the lowest level of the building that you are in. If there is no basement, get shelter in the...
  • Cause Of Earthquakes
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    Every year there are about a million earthquakes. Fortunately, not all of them are destructive. The intensity of an earthquake is measured on the Richter Scale, which goes from zero upward. Major damage generally occurs from earthquakes ranging from 6.0 upwards. The damaging earthquakes also occur either in the narrow belt, which surrounds the Pacific Ocean or in a line, which extends from Burma to the Alps in Europe. Earthquakes are one of natural wonders of the world that cause the most deaths...
  • San Francisco Bay Area Quake
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    hat have they learned since the quake quite allot. The fault moved in a fashion that geologists of the time did not expect: it moved horizontally, the southwestern side slipping to the northwest, relative to the southeastern side. "The 1906 earthquake marked the dawn of modern scientific study of the San Andreas fault system". (USGS) When the 1906 earthquake struck scientist set forth to make observations on effects of the quake. The final report published in 1908 (commonly known as the Lawson R...
  • 1990 A 7 Earthquake
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    On June 21st, 1990 a 7.7 earthquake rolled through northwestern Iran. The worst earthquake to strike Iran in 12 years shook cities at 12: 30 a.m. The earthquake killed an estimated 50,000 people, injuring 200,000, and leaving 500,000 homeless. Tehran lies on a strike-slip fault. The Eurasian plate is pushing into the Arabian plate... causing a strike-slip fault. This eventually leads to many cracks in the Eurasian plate. Fault Lines Iran lies in an earthquake belt extending from Turkey through t...
  • Risk From An Earthquake
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    Geography, Kobe Assessment In January 1995 a road connecting Kobe with Osaka collapsed during the most deadly earthquake to hit Japan since 1923. The quake ignited firestorms and caused massive destruction in Kobe. 5,000+people were killed and hundreds of thousands were left homeless. Kobe was at risk from an Earthquake because buildings in central Kobe were structured with computer control and they were made to adjust to the earth's movement. The Hyogo-ken Nabu earthquake was not only powerful ...
  • Earthquake
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    The earthquake took place in India at 08: 46 their time and was felt across most of India and Pakistan, including the cities of Karachi, 360 km away, Bombay, 580 km away and Delhi, 880 km to the northeast. Casualties had been reported as far from the epicentre of the city of Surat 500 km away. Damage was particularly bad in the town of Bhut, much of which had been destroyed. Damage also occurred in the city of Ahmedabad, 220 km east of the epicentre, and in many other places. There was about 22,...
  • Structural Damage
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    Charleston Earthquake of 1886 Extra Credit The Charleston earthquake of 1886 was one of the most damaging earthquakes in the history of the United States. It was also one of the larges historic earthquakes in Eastern North America. The quake killed 60 people and leveled many of the homes in this historic city. Most of the structures in the city we at least damages and the property damage was estimated at five to six million dollars. Structural damage occurred at distances exceeding 1000 kilomete...
  • 1964 Alaskan Earthquake
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    On Good Friday, March 1964, at 5: 36 pm local time, the strain of the warping crust at the plate boundaries of the Pacific and North American plates under Northern Prince William Sound, Alaska, gave way to cause the second largest earthquake in recorded history. The earthquake was recorded as having a moment magnitude of 8.4, but later revised to the astonishing 9.2. The epicenter was located 20 - 30 kilometers below the surface of the earth, at latitude 61.04 N, and longitude 147.73 W near Prin...

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