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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 disaster? The article piqued my interest early and I had to read on to find out the answer to these questions. An earthquake is a terrifying natural disaster. The fact that a silent earthquake happened of that magnitude and didn’t cause the whole ground…

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    would be annihilated in the death zone, making it the largest catastrophic eruption in history. So, there is a need to keep close observation of the sight by the Italian government and scientist in their employ. They do this by taking examples of the gas produced in the 2000 ft. wide crater of the volcano called a fumarole, if there are significant changes it would be a possible indication of a new eruption. Pumice from the ruins of Pompeii is evidence of the power of Vesuvius. The lightness of…

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    Chile Earthquake Essay

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    Earthquake Case History: 2010 Mw = 8.8 Mega-thrust Earthquake, Maule, Chile 5/2/13 By Travis Eddy 1. Introduction In early 2010 central south Chile experienced a Mw = 8.8 earthquake and large tsunami waves that devastated areas on the Chilean Pacific coast, nearby offshore islands, and areas near the epicenter. In addition to the tsunami, the earthquake had many other geological consequences including aftershocks, terrestrial and submarine land-sliding, elevation changes, and a gravity…

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    Mt Pinatubo Essay

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    evacuate. The government spent 2.5 billion pesos to build shelters for those who had been evacuated (Remigio A. Mercado, et al.). The government was able to evacuate many people due to the early signs, such as the earthquakes, lava dome formation, small vent explosions and light ash cover due to the small explosions. These were all key signs that the volcano was ready to explode. For each sign that the government saw they increased the radius in which areas needed to evacuate. Once it was…

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    Imagine yourself in a world where your children are starving in your household. The breathless actions that you, as a parent, would do in order to prevent that child from starving would be meaningless. How? Well, for obvious reasons, there isn’t any food in neither your pantry nor the local grocery store. Not even in Walmart. You’re completely out of supplies, and find yourself useless as a parent. Your children are still grasping onto you for food and you have nothing. Is that the world you…

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    Mt Vesuvius Research Paper

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    Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius On August 24 around noon in 79 AD, a massive eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius began to cause a catastrophic damage that we still talk about today. It happened in the town of Pompeii. An estimated 20,000 people died that day. They died the most horrible death. Very few people escaped the red lava and gassy fumes. How did this come to be on this day? Were there any warnings? What would happen if Mount Vesuvius erupted today? Where is Mount Vesuvius located? Mount…

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    Deccan Traps Essay

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    This paper examples the formation of the Deccan traps, the Deccan continental flood basalt, and present day Indian. Its first provides a brief background on what the Deccan Traps are and the history of their geologic integrity. The proof is explained through scientists seismic tomographic models and the evolution of the Indian plate, the Reunion island hotspot, and the evolution of lithospheric mantle structure. Keywords: deccan, mantle, plate, hotspot, reunion, reconstructions.…

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    Muririwai Case Study

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    Muriwai is on the west coast of the Auckland Region in the North Island of New Zealand. It is due west of the Hauraki Gulf on the east coast and about mid-way between the entrances to the Auckland harbour (north) and the Manukau harbour (south). Maori Bay (to the south) is separated from Muriwai Beach and Otakamiro Point, with its steep cliffs and rocky nesting areas. The environment under study is about 3km long, from the Okiritoto stream in the north to Maori Bay in the south. Muriwai Coastal…

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    Essay On Mount Vesuvius

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    I. Introduction Mount Vesuvius is the most famous known volcano, possibly of all time. This extremely powerful volcano sits overlooking the ancient city of Pompeii and present day Naples. Its namely recognition is normally dedicated to the eruption in 79 A.D. This eruption was the explosion that destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii in Italy. The last Vesuvius eruption was in 1944 and it is believed that the volcano is due for another eruption in the near future. Vesuvius is the only active…

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    What are the characteristics of a tsunami? A tsunami is a large series of long wavelengths and period (time between crests) which can vary from a few minutes to over an hour. A Tsunami is a natural disaster and can be generated by any large, impulsive displacement of the sea level. An example of this is earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.5 or greater, landslides into or under the water surface, volcanic activity and meteorite impacts. Two tsunamis occur per year throughout the world which inflict…

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