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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 in stark contrast to 57. Why is there such a difference in the two? One reason is while a developed nation such as the United States has a very strict code when constructing buildings, particularly in earthquake prone areas like LA, Haiti does not. Many…

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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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    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…

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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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    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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    Earthquake In Haiti

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    In 2010, a seven point zero magnitude earthquake hit this small country in the Caribbean. In Haiti, this was a devastating natural disaster that has effected the country even to this day. Ever since the earthquake the economic infrastructure of the country has been severely struggling (Massive Earthquake Hits Haiti, n.d.). The struggles of this country have been going on for decades even before the earthquake, but the challenges that the people face have all been the same. Haiti can be found in…

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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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    Earthquakes Shira Miller Earthquakes are amazing natural disasters. An earthquake is a sudden and violent shaking of the ground. They are a big threat to people because they cause tsunamis, fires, and buildings to crumble on people. One of the biggest earthquakes was the great Chilean earthquake. The quake happened on May 22, 1960 near Valdiva (geology.com). The damage that the great Chilean earthquake caused (including tsunami damage) cost more than 500 million U.S. dollars (NOAA.gov). After…

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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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    Haiti After the Earthquake, by Dr. Paul Farmer, is about the author’s experience in Haiti after the earthquake of 2010. The first eight chapters are written from Dr. Paul Farmer’s perspective and the second part of the book is written from other people’s perspective and how they dealt with the damage of the earthquake. The Haiti earthquake devastated the already struggling country. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and over half of the population lives on $1 dollar a day.…

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