Essay on Earthquake

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  • Earthquake Vs Earthquake

    Earthquakes represent one of the most destructive forces of nature on planet Earth. Earthquakes result when built up tectonic stress and energy in the fault lines of continental and oceanic plates abruptly release. This sudden release of energy generates the seismic energy that causes the violent shaking in the ground. The two earthquakes that occurred in Haiti and Chile in 2010 remind us how destructive they can be. The earthquake that struck Haiti in January of 2010 was a magnitude 7.0 and resulted in the deaths of an estimated 230,000 people and resulted in damages between $7-10 billion (Cavallo 2010). The earthquake that struck Chile a month later in February was of a magnitude 8.8, and resulted in the deaths of 525 people and resulted…

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  • Essay On Earthquakes

    called “earthquakes” occur. Earth is a constantly changing and complex planet. It is not a solid ball of rock; rather, the planet is made up of a core, mantle, and crust, with each of these further divided into more layers. The outer layers of Earth’s crust are recycled and remade through a process described as plate tectonics, in which the outer layers glide over the mantle of the earth (Abbott, 2012). A supercontinent called Pangaea, which included the continents we know today, was created…

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  • The Importance Of Earthquakes

    What are earthquakes, how do they function or why do they occur, many of us would like to know if they are able to be predicted, and if they aren’t most of us know how to be prepared for an earthquake. To better understand an earthquake we must know what faults are. Seismic waves are important to determine an earthquake and the energy that is released and where does the energy to create an earthquake come from. There has been many catastrophic earthquakes that have taken many lives, and it’s…

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  • The Consequences Of Earthquakes

    Garbage is spread everywhere, lives are lost, buildings are razed to the ground, and cars have been tossed like soccer balls. Actually, this would be the effects of a natural disaster.Earthquakes are among the dreadful consequences of nature that may cause loss of life and food shortage (Figure 1).In fact, earthquakes often happen when two rock plates encounter each other, creating friction. Due to the strength of the force, shock waves will be sent through the ground, creating an earthquake (…

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  • Narrative Essay On Earthquake

    No one knows what will happen next. Nov 5, 2012 it was about 7 pm and I and my friends were in a classroom .All of us felt an aftershock of the earthquake, everything started moving in a wave nature as a river makes its way. Randomly we moved here and there and finally came out of the building. There exists no place to hide from the earthquake. However, we all went to the ground of our college, where we can feel the aftershock but it was a safe place to stay. The earthquake longed lasted for 1…

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  • The Causes Of An Earthquake

    avalanches are occurring, what on earth is going on? An earthquake is officially happening and it is beginning to demolish everything above Earth 's surface. The earliest ever recorded evidence of an earthquake occurred in the Shandong province of China in 1831 B.C. ("Earthquake Facts"). It is said that Aristotle stated that soft ground shakes more than hard rock in an earthquake in 350 B.C. ("Earthquake Facts"). The interior of Antarctica has ice quakes, but occur within the ice sheet, instead…

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  • Essay On Earthquakes

    In the year 2010, two magnified earthquakes had happened in the west hemisphere. When people lamented about the death of friends and families, the differences in casualties and collapse between these two earthquakes raise people’s awareness. In January, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake stroked Haiti, causing 220,000 people died. In contrast, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake which released 500 times more energy than Haiti’s, rattled Chile but only causes 525 people to die. When seeking the answers to the…

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  • Essay On Haiti Earthquake

    high by earthquake that killed thousands. The deaths occurred due to lack of infrastructure and warning of the earthquake and its 59 aftershocks. This occurred due to a transform movement between the Caribbean and North American plates ("Magnitude 7.0 - HAITI REGION", n.d.). If there had been more warning of this earthquake, potentially thousands of lives could have been saved. There are predictions based on historical earthquakes that can help scientists warn potentially affected areas, but…

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  • Haiti Earthquake Essay

    The Haiti Earthquake: Engineering and Human Perspectives The year 2016 marked six years since the Haiti Earthquake occurred. The 2010 Haiti earthquake led to the loss of over 200,000 lives. It further led to the displacement of millions of people. There was further destruction of thousands of properties. Essentially, the earthquake was a major catastrophe. The Earthquake which is projected to have had a magnitude of 7.0 Mw took place on 12th January, 2010. The Earthquake was followed by over…

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  • Fault Slips And Earthquakes

    Faults, Slips, and Earthquakes: OH MY! Natural disasters are just that, disasters. They can cause major damage to small areas, and even devastate entire continents. Most natural disasters can be predicted, but more often than not the degree of damage and devastation that they will cause is unknown until the time that they hit and change lives forever. These natural disasters come in the forms of tornados, earthquakes, tsunamis, and earthquakes. Earthquakes are some of the most dangerous natural…

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