Samples "Earthquakes"


Theory of Plate Tectonics

Alfred Wegener first proposed the theory of continental drift in the early 20th century, after he noticed the remarkably close fit between the continental shelves of South America and Africa. Based on fossil records, he extended the connections between continents to postulate a super-continent, Pangaea. Wegener theorized that Pangaea began...

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Sociological Selection: Mexico Earthquake

The recent and devastating Mexico earthquake presents the opportunity to perceive how even natural disasters, seemingly unrelated to sociological matters, emphasize social constructs in place. The earthquake, like other such disasters in any environment, brings into focus how the people interact in social ways because an emergency situation amplifies normal...

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San Francisco Earthquake of 1989

The 17th day of October 1989 was a sad one for San Francisco's Bay area as it woke up to one of to one of the worst disasters in the history of California. The San Francisco earthquake also popularly referred to as Loma Prieta earthquake had claimed the lives of...

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Seattle Earthquake

The Settle Earth quick is one of the significant incidents that is used to draw a conclusion and give advice to various regions expert about the earthquake engineering. It is through this scenario that many learn about planning and emergency management. The multi-disciplinary team had already developed a board that...

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Earthquakes in Japan

1.0 Introduction Japan is one of the nations across the entire globe that has been severely struck by earthquakes. Japan’s islands are the result of various oceanic movements that have occurred over millions of years ago. The main earthquake that struck Japan was the 2011’s tsunami. This was an earthquake...

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Continental Drift and Earthquakes: Cause and Effect

The theory of plate tectonics states that the plates on which the continents reside move steadily over the planet’s surface as a result of their residence upon a substratum of magma (, 2012). Continental drift is the term that is used to describe the lateral continental movement which occurs as...

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Earthquakes Research Paper

Earthquakes can be one of Mother Nature’s most deadly devices, as they are both unpredictable and lethal in many cases. In the last decade alone, several earthquakes have brought havoc and destruction to countries around the world. Earthquakes occur based on two primary reasons, and have resulted in several deadly...

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Possible Major Earthquake Offshore Washington/Oregon

According to the article from Discover Magazine, there is significant evidence that North America is overdue for a giant earthquake along the Cascadia subduction zone west of Washington and Oregon in the Pacific Northwest. According to reporter Jerry Thompson, the enormous fault line has been calm for three centuries. However,...

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