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    When The ‘Self’ Isn’t Enough: Identity in After The Quake In Murakami’s short story collection After The Quake characters search for a greater sense of identity in wake of a massive earthquake. Though none of the characters focused on are directly affected by the Kobe earthquake, death and the decay of social structures are peppered throughout the collection to gauge the atmosphere of Japan at the time. This outer imagery of death and decay reveals the lack of identity within the individual to themselves. In many of Murakami’s stories, the central character looks for their place within another character because this augmented sense of doom shakes how they viewed their inherent safety. And it’s these small epiphanies that connect with the…

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    The Second Powerful Earthquake in Japan They say that beauty is a terrible force. But aside from the colorful turns of phrase and return to reality, we have to admit that the most formidable force this element, the manifestations of the forces of nature. Humanity sometimes forgets about it - and then come to him as a reminder of these tragedies like the tsunami in Japan on March 11, 2011, although in itself this tsunami waves were not of the highest recorded in the history of the tsunami…

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    calamities in the world since the old ages, earthquakes stand out as one of the most severe disasters. Earthquakes are calamities that cause a massive loss of life and property any time they occur. They are caused by diverse circumstances, and they have numerous effects on the people living in the area that they occur. This paper tries to engage the circumstances surrounding earthquakes and the effects it has on the people. Measures that can…

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    The Earthquake That Shook My Paradigm of Life As a young child, I always felt like I had the world under my control. Anything a kid my age would ever dream of attaining was always given to me whenever I wanted. I always saw life as a bright adventure and never thought that anything could go wrong. Since I was a kid, I have known that my parents love me and I have always felt safe around them, I was as happy as any kid could ever be. As the oldest of two brothers and a sister growing up in Lima,…

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    Backyard: A Short Story

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    “There is a fire in your backyard”. Those seven words woke up my house like a tornado. Fire. Backyard. Within five minutes, Mama and Papa woke both Atharva and I and we were all standing together staring out at the master bedroom window facing the newly bought house wrapped in a blanket of engulfing flames. Three cops and blinking lights and sirens and screaming and the sound of water and open doors of neighbors and and… it was all too much for 2 AM in the morning. The house on 55 Anne Street…

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    else could possibly be worse than dying- Eliza?!? Do you know what it feels to be strangled to death. First you feel a pressure in your throat. Then you starts to taste something, very sour in your mouth. Then it’s like someone turns a match right in the middle of your chest. And then that fire grows, it fills your lungs, your throat, and all the way behind your eyes and the last thing you feel is cold, just cold.” he spoke again. The demon took out a long rope, when he saw that…

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    Causes Of Mount Tambora

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    place where two tectonic plates collide. This can be oceanic-oceanic, oceanic-continental, or continental-continental. In the case of Mount Tambora, the Australian plate slides below the Eurasian plate. In this case a subduction zone is created. Here the sliding of the Australian plate under the Eurasian plate creates a deep trench. The plate is saturated with water which contributes to the melting of the mantle wedge above the Australian plate. The magma between the plate cools, and if this…

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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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    Some examples of disaster preparedness from the past is September 11th, anthrax, Hurricane Katrina, and terrorism to name a few (Lippmann, 2011). This is very important to know because it shows what lack of preparation there has been in the past. Disaster can be defined with floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and deathly viruses (Lippmann, 2011). These are not small situations, but are considered life, and death situations. In addition, disaster causes a loss of a safe place to live, special…

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    Essay On The Hayward Fault

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    The last earthquake was 1868, and as you can tell we are a little over due. The Hayward fault is a neighbor to the San Andreas fault. Although, the San Andreas fault is bigger, it is said that the Hayward fault is more dangerous, because of its past large earthquake, and it has millions of people living above it. They share the same tectonic setting, and strike-slip fault as well. The first stop I made was at the Montclair fire station located in Oakland demonstrates that the Hayward fault is…

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