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  • Susceptible To Widespread Damage From An Earthquake
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    Many geographic and environmental hazards constantly affect and alter the world in which we live. One of the most unpredictable natural disasters to occur is an earthquake. According to Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, an earthquake is "a shaking or trembling of the earth that is volcanic or tectonic in origin". However, the physical causes, economic and social effects, and costs go far beyond just that dictionary definition. A phenomenon known as tectonic forces is generally what causes a...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Surface Of The Earth By Earthquake Waves
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    Earthquakes Earthquakes, one of the most destructive natural phenomena, consist of rapid vibrations of rock near the earth's surface. Because of their unpredictable occurrence and enormous capacity of destruction, they have brought fear to mankind since ancient times. A single shock usually lasts no more than a few seconds, but a series of smaller quakes may last for as long as five minutes. The quake felt on the surface is always the result, not the cause of some underground geologic process, a...
  • Big Effect On Kobe From The Earthquake
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    Japan is on the margin of the south Eurasian plate. The actual earthquake took place with a shock at the shallow depth of the fault, this was caused due to the Philippine plate and the Eurasian plate converging together to cause a sudden movement along the fault resulting in the earthquake. The giant size of the 50 km fault caused the size of the earthquake to also be large with a reading of magnitude 7.2. EFFECTS OF THE EARTHQUAKE The earthquake caused many different types of effects; "h Econom...

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