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    The collapse of the Cypress Street Viaduct in 1989 was a disaster caused by an earthquake. On October 17, 1989 an earth quake occurred around the Santa Cruz bay area. The Cypress Street Viaduct was the first double-decker viaduct in California and it was made in 1955 – 1957 and it cost 100 million dollars. On October 17, 1989, the southern portion of the structure collapsed during the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, due to ground movement and structural flaws. When in use, the upper and lower tier…

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    Once I started reading the first paragraph of the article written by Peter Cervelli “The Threat of Silent Earthquakes” it immediately drew me in. I was fascinated and alarmed by what I had just read. The fact that an earthquake with a 5.7 magnitude hit near a volcano where people visit every day and went unnoticed just blew me away (Cervelli). It is a blessing that the earthquake didn’t cause any devastation that day, but why did it not and if it had then how can we prepare for such a natural…

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    325 kilometres southwest of Santiago at 3:34 am an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck offshore central Chile leaving 122 aftershocks of magnitude 5.0 or greater which is The intense trembling lasted for around three minutes causing large-scale damage and affected approximately 80% of the population and leaving over a million without a home. Coastal Chile is well known for having deadly earthquakes, with a series of thirteen earthquakes 7.0 magnitude or higher since 1973. Many people may wonder…

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    Journal #1 This week’s major headline was the earthquake that tore Italy down to the ground, reading about it in a couple different news articles gave an entire different perspective. First, according to BBC News the main topic was the huge earthquake that affected the middle area of Italy, the quake’s power was 6.2 magnitude it covered all international and local news, it killed up to 120 people, and injured up to 360 people. Also, this earthquake destroyed all the buildings in the middle…

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    Twain and Jack London’s San Francisco Earthquakes Earthquakes are devastating tremors that cause serious damage. Mark Twain and Jack London describe two earthquakes they witnessed in San Francisco. In Mark Twain’s essay, he uses a satirical and humorous approach when describing human reaction towards the sudden earthquake, through a first point of view, and carefully chosen descriptive words. Jack London, on the other hand, focuses mainly on the effects the earthquake had on the city. He…

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    stories titled “The San Francisco Earthquake”, which tell of their experiences in San Francisco during an earthquake. Both men were physically present in San Francisco during the earthquake, and witnessed the effects of the earthquake firsthand. Although both Twain and London experienced a similar event, the two writers approached the subject very differently in their writing in order to portray their messages. Mark Twain describes his experience of the great San Francisco earthquake using…

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    Study: Christchurch Earthquake Part A: Analysis of Event Analysis of the tectonic movement or process involved The Christchurch earthquake in 2011 was a result of a transform boundary. Transform boundaries are when two separate plates slide past each other in their movement. During this process of movement, lithosphere is neither created nor destroyed. Many of these transform boundaries are found on the seafloor. This slide of plates can often lead to major earthquakes. In the central…

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    Twain and London both describe their experiences of earthquakes in San Francisco with two distinct purposes. While Twain writes to criticize the people's lack of common sense when facing a life endangering situation, London describes the scene of the earthquake in order to convey the magnitude of the destruction that occurred in San Francisco. Each author uniquely practiced the use of imagery, thoughtful sentence structures, and varying word choices, further developing their intended tone, and,…

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    may have been a flood in the surrounding area. Both of these causes would have led to a disastrous effect on agricultural activity. On the other hand, the Mycenaean civilization might have collapsed because of an earthquake. During that time migration was common due to frequent earthquakes around the area. This gives much factual evidence for this being the end of this civilization. Migration is another fact that may be evident in the fall of these civilizations. The Indus Valley Civilization…

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    Within the “The Story of an Eyewitness” by Jack London he uses vivid language to describe the San Francisco Earthquake. As he tells the report about the earthquake, he uses descriptive words to explain the damages to the city. For example the smoke was able to be seen from hundred miles away. London also describes how all of the people within the city were dealing with the tragedy, I quote, “not one person who was in slightest degree panic stricken”. He also gives an estimate of how much…

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