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    1906 Earthquake Essay

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    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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    awake during an earthquake? Imagine if it were awoken by a everything shaking. An earthquake 20 times worse than a normal earthquake. How about 150 times worse? In the morning of April 18, 1906, the community of San Francisco didn’t have to think about this and ponder, but had to live it. The catastrophic earthquake of 1906 hugely impacted San Francisco wealth, resources, and financial systems. It also resulted in havoc and destruction among the people of the town and this earthquake made…

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    Jack London wrote about the destruction of San Francisco for the people who where not there. "Wednesday night saw the destruction of the very heart of the city. Dynamite was lavishly used, and many of San Francisco proudest structures were crumbled by man himself into ruins, but there was no withstanding the onrush of the flames." There was a lot of smoke due to the burning of so many buildings. "Within an hour after the earthquake shock the smoke of San Francisco's burning was a lurid tower…

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    Essay On San Andreas Fault

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    The San Andreas Fault is perhaps the most dangerous and destructive fault lines in North America. Passing through one of the most populous areas of the United States, the San Andreas Fault line stretches nearly the entire western seaboard of California (Lynch). The infamous earthquake of San Francisco of 1906 is likely the reason the fault has been so ill-reputed. Furthermore, the fault has been relatively inactive and the chance for a large rupture which could span hundreds of kilometers…

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    is going to happen and all we can do is prepare. The “Big One”, aka the San Andreas Fault in California, is one of the most famous landmarks of the United States today. It is the longest, most active fault line in the world. Scientist have been predicting a major quake to rupture from it and its due for its deadly rupture. This Earthquake could happen at any time, so you Californians…be ready. Image by www.pixgood.com The San Andreas Fault is a major fault line along the western part of…

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    maybe you should try reading “Comprehending the Calamity” By Emma Burke and “Horrific Wreck of the City” By Fred Hewitt. They are both first hand eye witness accounts of the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The San Francisco earthquake was one of the biggest and most traumatizing events of all time. It all started April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM. The first tremor lasted about 1 minute and others continued to strike through out the morning. Water and gas lines broke. The leaking of gas created fires…

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    The 2010 Haiti Earthquake

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    We've always known the horrific damage earthquakes can cause. The 1906 earthquake in San Francisco is famously known for destroying much of the city and causing the death of many people. Similarly and more recently the 2010 Haiti Earthquake was a reminder of the awe-inspiring damage natural disasters like earthquakes can do. The 2010 Haiti Earthquake is also an excellent reminder of what kind of harm earthquakes can do if the community effect is ill prepared. This may be a very important…

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    San Francisco – The Bay Area was shaken to its core Monday morning when an earthquake struck around 7:12 a.m. with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4. One San Francisco resident was awakened that morning not by the quake, but by a chunk of cement flying through his kitchen. Michael Beamer said he was eating breakfast before the earthquake began, and when it did he ducked and covered under his kitchen table. “I was eating my breakfast and the room started rolling. I dove under the table just as I…

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    Cruz earthquake happened on October 17, 1989, in San Francisco Bay Area and magnitude was 6.9. 67 people were killed, and over 5 billion damages followed the earthquake. (History.com Staff, 2009) Community and people think this earthquake occurred in San Francisco area. However, there were other affected cities such as Los Gatos, Watsonville, and Santa Cruz, etc. In consequence of location, scientists, geologists called this earthquake differently such as Loma Prieta earthquake, San Francisco…

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    On January 17th 1994, at 4:31am, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, killing more than 60, injuring more than 9,000, and causing widespread damage (Taylor, 2014). With the vast amount of damage, loss of life, and injuries it is easy to understand how the local and state responders would have quickly been overwhelmed in their response measures. This is the exact sort of emergency that the Stafford Act was developed for. According to (Hunter, 2009),…

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