Earthquake of 1987

I. Introduction Earthquakes in California are certainly not a surprise. What is a surprise is their unpredictability and randomness. Geologists say there is roughly a 50 percent chance that a magnitude 8 or more quake will hit the Los Angeles area sometime over the next 30 years. And, over the past twenty years, the Los […]

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Recreate Interpretation of Eruption of Vesuvius

Kalendas Semptembres started the same as any other day. I got up at dawn and got ready for my lessons with my tutor. Mother wants me to learn how to conduct the household; she says that I can marry a wealthy man because I’m from a good family. I insist that when I marry I […]

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Fukushima Disaster and Earthquake Monitoring

The worlds’ continents are situated on several tectonic plates around the world, which are up to 100km thick or thicker, which move with molten magma under the earths crust in the mantle. The plates can translate – slide past each other, converge – slide into each other or diverge – slide away from each other. […]

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With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

What is Power? For me, Power is having knowledge. We all know the famous line, “Knowledge is Power”. When we are educated we have knowledge. When we have knowledge, we have power. In dictionaries, they define the word “Power” as the ability to do or act with vigor and strength. Well, we sometimes associate the […]

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Kobe Earthquake

In the early morning of January the 17th 1995 instruments in a lab in western Japan picked up a burst of intense electro-magnetic radiation. It was the signature of a massive earthquake which had just struck the City of Kobe from its epicentre 20 kilometres to the south west. There was no warning, 180,000 buildings […]

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What to Do Before, During, and After an Earthquake

Earthquake is one of the most dangerous disaster in the world. Scientists have never predicted a major earthquake. However, the increase in the number of seismograph stations in the world helped scientists have had more earthquake identifications each year. Thus, what do you need to do for an upcoming earthquake? To keep yourselves safely, you […]

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The Author’s Story

The Story of an Eyewitness by Jack London is his report on the aftermath of the huge earthquake in San Francisco, California on April 18th, 1906. Mission Street I saw a milk wagon. A steel telegraph pole had smashed down sheer through the driver’s seat and crushed the front wheels. The milk cans lay scattered […]

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Natural disaster

Introduction A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples include floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes. A natural disaster can cause loss of life or property damage, and typically leaves some economic damage in its wake, the severity of which depends on the affected […]

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