Pacific Ring of Fire

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  • Why Do Volcanoes Occur

    and earthquakes occur all around the margins of the Pacific Ocean. What powers these phenomena to occur can better explain how the earth was made. The Ring of Fire is the most destructive zone on the earth, its better known as hundreds of volcanoes aligned at the shores of the Pacific Ocean. 25,000 miles is how far the Ring of Fire extends from South America, Northern Coast to Alaska then down through Russia, Japan, and South East Asia all the way to New Zealand. Many of the eruptions have occurred in these shore lines of the Pacific Ocean throughout history. In August of 1833 Indonesia a volcano blew itself into pieces creating the loudest sound recorded into history. In June of 1991 Philippines a volcano blasted 22 miles of debris into the air. In May 1980 Mount St. Helen caused 1 billion dollars of damage. It’s so important for scientist to find the sources that power these volcanoes to erupt to see how it could be either prevented or allow proper evacuation.…

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  • Calbucan Volcano Essay

    Most people know the basic facts concerning volcanoes. They know that when volcanoes erupt, hot lava flows out scalding the land and everything in sight. Why do volcanoes do that? What causes them to be destructive, yet beautiful? Not every region has a volcano. Just like not every region has a tectonically sensitive fault line. The Pacific Rim, also known as the Ring of Fire, is the habitat of 90% of the world’s volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Four hundred and fifty two volcanoes are…

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  • Samoan 2009 Tsunami Report

    Samoa was affected the most by the tsunami as it was the closest to the epicentre, as well as many other factors. Samoa is very vulnerable to earthquakes because of both natural and cultural characteristics. Characteristics such as; that Samoa is vulnerable to volcanic activity, because the island was made from volcanism. Samoa has very low land with the highest point only being 200m from the shore. Also, 70% of the people who live there have houses on the coast line. These factors mean that…

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  • Positive Characteristics Of Tsunami

    Tsunamis can not only bring the world together for a cause, helping one another in crisis, but amongst people who are in turmoil, individuals can be recognised as heroes, helpers, good samaritans and role models, it could just be an anyway average person, not just nurses, doctors and fire fighters. Its a positive effect on the government of an affected area, the people can realise the destruction done and learn from it. With all the deforestation, they can build newer, better and more…

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  • Essay On Mount St. Helens

    The movements of tectonic plates, these massive slabs of solid rock that move across the earth’s crust and crash together, move apart, and rub against each other forming most volcanoes. The tectonic collisions are a slow-moving event, as if set in slow motion, creating a long process that eventually resulting in the formation of volcanoes. The Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest is known for its deep evergreen forests and numerous tall jagged cones and this area is home to the Strato-Volcano…

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  • Essay On Mt St Helens

    history. The eruption of Mt St. Helens was devastating. The damage done costed lots of money. The eruption was huge and blew lots of ashes into the air and forest. Many people and animals died. The skies remained dark for days. It is by far the most destructive and violent volcano recorded in North America (Bagley). Mount St. Helens had been dormant for as long as we can remember. It had erupted on May 18, 1980 (Bagley). The eruption had costed millions and the wildlife and nature were…

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  • Cypress Viaduct Failure Essay

    Jonathan Apgar Intro to Systems John Small 21 November 2017 Cypress Viaduct Failure Inquiry At 5:08 pm the Point Loma earthquake begins. Within seconds the cypress viaduct begins to vibrate. This is due to the bay clay on which it is built which intensifies the vibrations. The upper deck is insufficiently secured to the lower deck and the areas near the shear keys begin to degrade. As concrete begins to fall away the resonant frequencies cause these weak points (columns with shear keys) to fail…

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  • Seismology: Earth's Tectonic Phenomenon Patterns

    boundaries outside the Pacific, South American, and Pacific Plate. I noticed that type 1 was found deeper as further into the plate. My second category is a red star to symbolize frontiers around the North American Plate and the outskirts of the African Plate. I classified the pattern as type 3, showing sporadic…

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  • Analyzing The 2009 Earthquake At L Aquila

    Many of those who live in central Italy near L’Aquila were greatly impacted by the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that shook the entire town and surrounding areas in 2009. After this, many of the residents in these areas took comfort in the idea that it happened once, and it wouldn 't happen again. But when houses began to shake at 3:36 A.M. on August 24th, 2016 disaster struck once again. Though this earthquake was not as large as the previous one, the magnitude 6.2 was followed by almost 200…

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  • Earthquake Comparison Essay

    every major building in Port-au-Prince, 5000 schools, the death of 220 000 people and left 1 million homeless. Japan’s magnitude 9 earthquake, had occurred due to the “snapping” of the fault due to massive tensions from the subduction of the Pacific plate under the North American plate, which resulted in a sudden thrusting of the North American plate upwards and downwards resulting in a tsunami. The origin of the quake and tsunami had been 130 km of the coast and 24 km below the surface of the…

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