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  • 1906 Earthquake Of 1906 Essay

    In the early morning of April 18, 1906 at catastrophic event took ahold of one of the largest cities in the United States. An earthquake shook the sleepy city of San Francisco to its inner core. The first of two lasted about 40 seconds, the second started about 10 seconds after the first one stopped (Barrymore). The second quake was the big one lasting 25 seconds, the estimation is 7.8 to 8.3 magnitude (Barrymore). This was the result of the tectonic plates in the San Andreas fault line moving past each other 15 feet(annual average is 2 inches a year) (Barrymore). The impacted area was 300, 00 square miles along the fault line. The damage was beyond extensive destroying water/sewer pipes, crippling telephone and transportation facilities including railways, buckled roadways, left more than 200, 000 homeless and killed three-thousand plus. The property damage was estimated in the 235 to 500 million 1906 US dollars currency; this amount is equivalent to the entire 1906 budget (Barrymore). The fire that swept after the fact is the main source of the devastation. The 3 day inferno burned an area of 4.7 square miles. Majority of the homes and businesses went up like tinder boxes, many due to lax housing codes and slum areas. Uncontrolled fires burned, due to broken gas mains/lines and help from citizens in panic…

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  • 1906 Earthquake Essay

    The 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the April 2015 Nepal earthquakes were two of the most devastating and destructive earthquakes in history. The two natural disasters were very similar in the way they had prepared beforehand, responded immediately after and the aftermath and destruction caused from each shakedown. While they were similar on many counts, they also differed in varying ways. The San Francisco earthquake in 1906 struck on April 18th and was a milestone in earthquake research.…

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  • San Francisco 1906 Earthquake

    Earthquakes can bring unfortunate events, such as destroyed cities, many losses and limited resources. An example of this is “The San Francisco 1906 Earthquake and Fire left around 300,000 people homeless and the bay area in despair. A number of camps were set up around the city to deal with the destruction. Many people also left the city by the bay in search for more stable grounds.” stated from San Francisco 1906 Earthquake & Fire. (Paragraph 15). (https://www.sftourismtips.com…

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  • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

    Damage of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake The residents of San Francisco were familiar with earthquakes, at least those earthquakes who would rattle windows and china cabinets and those who would do little to no damage. The earthquake of 1906 was the most catastrophic in California history, as well as the most destructive in United States history. The earthquake happened on April 18, 1906, at 5:15 a.m. when the ground shook violently for an average of 40 seconds. It was stated that the…

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  • The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: The Great Quake

    homes. Although geologist cannot predict when an earthquake will occur, they can make assumptions based on location and previous earthquake activity if earthquakes will continue in the same area. The records of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake explain why damage…

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  • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Research Paper

    The quake was capable of igniting raging fires, which broke out in the city and lasted for several days. The flames were quick to spread due to electrical lines and ruptured gas lines. It is estimated that up to 90% of the total damage was the result of the subsequent fires that burned uncontrollably (1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire). San Francisco was utterly destroyed. Around fifty different fires began fuming in San Francisco, and eventually coalesced into a grand firestorm that…

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  • 1906 Riot

    In his autobiography, A Man Called White, Walter White Jr. described his experience during the riot. Even after reading the headlines throughout the day he was not affected since such incendiary articles had been increasingly common during the months of the election. White was thirteen years old on 22 September 1906, he would often accompany his father on his mail route which he did on this day as well even though there were rumors of a race riot already in the early afternoon. In the early…

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  • The Statistical Analysis Of Hackman And Oldham's Job Characteristics Model

    The main summation of the six articles in questions all point back to the significance and need for Hackman and Oldham’s Job Characteristics Model (JCM) as well as the utilization of job re-design based off of these findings. The JCM was originally created as a means to offer different principles that can be implemented at an organization to enrich the workplace for those involved. The JCM is essentially a work questionnaire that uses the information found to create statistical data in order…

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  • 1906 Salmonella Outbreaks

    Salmonella In our country, our government is very strict on the process of food being checked and being clean. At 1906 the Pure Food and Drug Act would be passed by president Franklin D. Roosevelt. This purpose was to make sure the the public would be safe from the many types of food they consume. Meat Inspection Act in 1906 followed by the Pure Food and Drug Act would also be passed for the same reason as the Pure Food and Drug Act. But recently, major foodborne outbreaks would happen such as…

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  • 1906: The San Francisco Earthquake

    Natural disasters take thousands of innocent lives every year, and the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 only added to this growing number. On April 18th 1906 more than 1,000 casualties were seen, more than 400 million dollars lost and over 225,000 people became homeless. In one day. It’s safe to say these few terrible minutes may have ruined the lives of these people forever. During this earthquake, many people recorded their personal experiences and those of the people around them, some of…

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