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    Earthquakes In Haiti

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    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 there needs to be a better communication of this information to the citizens of Haiti. Since a majority of the deaths occurred due to building collapse, there should also be an influx of building codes and materials…

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    Haiti Earthquake

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    Jaspaul Dhaliwal 140355700 Disruptions of Evil Caused by Haiti Earthquake On January 12th, 2010, the Capital of Haiti was devastated by a magnitude 7 earthquake that left over 280,000 dead, 300,000 injured, and millions homeless, thus generating one of the most horrific natural disasters documented [1]. From being one of the largest earthquakes to ever hit our planet in over 200 years, the effects on the physical environment and the shattered community are still evident in Haiti…

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    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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    The California Earthquake

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    Imagine: you’re in your house, doing homework, when the ground suddenly jerks beneath your feet. With a second pitch your chair lerchs, chucking you into the air. You hit the ground hard then crawl underneath the table grabbing hold of the legs as ground continues to jerk. What you just experienced was an earthquake. There is often no warning and extensive damage. In 2005 my grandma, who lives in California, was in her apartment when one occurred. Though no serious damage where she lived,…

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    In January of 1994, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit the San Fernando valley in Los Angelas, CA. In January of 2010 a 7 magnitude earthquake hit 15 miles south of the city of Port-au-Prince Haiti. Both earthquakes occurred in extremely population dense areas. Both were similar in strength. However, while the Haitian earthquake killed close to 300,000 people by some accounts, the Northridge Earthquake killed 57. While some argue the actual death toll to be as low as 84,000 in Haiti, that is still…

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    2010 Haitian Earthquake ○ Where and how: The infamous 2010 earthquake occurred 25km from Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. This region was the most densely populated area of the country, which increased the impact of this event significantly. The earthquake struck at 4:53pm local time on the 12th of January, with a depth of around 13km. This relatively shallow depth meant that most of the energy of the earthquake was released close to the surface, resulting in a devastating catastrophe. The event…

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    Paper About Earthquakes

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    Usually all earthquakes happen the same, but the way an earthquake actually occurs is such a spectacular process that everyone should get to know. They are created by many active fault zones within the Earth (Fronabarger). Most earthquakes are made along faults, tectonic plate boundary zones, or even along mid-oceanic ridges (Pidwirny). Small earthquakes can be caused by volcanic activity, landslides, mine blasts, and nuclear experiments (Science Daily). Sun and moon cause tremors by creating…

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    The Santa 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…

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    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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    1960 Valdivia Earthquake

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    An earthquake is the phenomenon that a huge energy suddenly released and appeared in the Earth’s crust when two moved plates slip past one another. The earthquakes usually happen in the convergent boundaries, divergent boundaries and transform boundaries. In the three kinds of boundaries, the convergent boundary often produces the largest magnitude earthquakes. Because when the two plates collide strongly in the convergent boundary, the extreme pressure and the great friction will appear. So the…

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