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A Brief Note On The Magnitude Of Nursing

- The Magnitude of Nursing Nursing has evolved tremendously over time. In the past, there was no formal nursing education, unsanitary working conditions, and little, if any, patient confidentiality. Since then, there has been major technology advancement, institution of highly accredited nursing programs, individualization of patient care, regulation of environmental factors in hospital settings, and enforcement of confidentiality laws. Along with the changing career field, nurses have also progressed....   [tags: Nursing, Nurse, Florence Nightingale, Patient]

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Nature And Magnitude Of Diabetes

- Nature and Magnitude of Diabetes in the United Kingdom It is estimated that 1 in 17 people in the U.K. or 3.2 million people have either diabetes (diagnosed or undiagnosed). By the year 2025 in the U.K. there will be approximately five million people diagnosed with Diabetes. Since most of the developed nations including the U.K. have a population that is becoming less physically active and overweight, it’s no surprise that the rate of diabetes in the U.K. is increasing at a large rate. Who is most affected by Diabetes....   [tags: Obesity, Diabetes mellitus, Insulin, Nutrition]

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Blogs - Power of Bloggers and the Magnitude of the Blogosphere

- The Power of Bloggers and the Magnitude of the Blogosphere What is a blog. Blog is a web-based writing space, an online journal, a virtual forum; it's self-maintained web page that provide a list of links to other web sites along with comments and critics about the links; it's a site containing chronologically ordered information, both personal and impersonal. It's something new - something that will change the way we write just like the way the invention of paper and printing press have influenced our culture....   [tags: Internet Online Communication Essays]

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A Study on Earthquakes

- 1. Calculate the total amount of energy released in the two-week period by adding up the energies for all the earthquakes you recorded. (You've got a lot of numbers to add up, so use a calculator.) The combined energies of the earthquakes measured 1,328.4 mass of TNT. 2. The plates in southern California are moving at a relatively steady rate. Because of this, some estimates say that a magnitude 7.0 quake must happen every 200 years there. In terms of metric tons of TNT, how much energy is this....   [tags: energy, magnitude, plates]

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Illinois Geological Hazards

- The state of Illinois is at risk from two major seismic zones, the New Madrid Seismic Zone, and the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone. The New Marid Seismic Zone is located in the Central Mississippi Valley and includes portions of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The Wabash Valley Zone is located between southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana. The earliest report of an earthquake in Illinois is in the year of 1795 at Kaskaskia. This particular phenomenon only lasted for a minute and a half....   [tags: earthquakes, magnitude, zone, seismic]

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An Analysis of Peter van Inwagen’s The Magnitude, Duration, and Distribution of Evil: a Theodicy

- An Analysis of Peter van Inwagen’s The Magnitude, Duration, and Distribution of Evil: a Theodicy In his essay, "The Magnitude, Duration, and Distribution of Evil: a Theodicy," Peter van Inwagen alleges a set of reasons that God may have for allowing evil to exist on earth. Inwagen proposes the following story – throughout which there is an implicit assumption that God is all-good (perfectly benevolent, omnipotent, and omniscient) and deserving of all our love. God created humans in his own likeness and fit for His love....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]

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The Magnitude of Ramadan

- The Five Pillars of Islam are the framework of Islamic life. First off, a Muslim must have faith in Allah and believe that there is only one Allah and Muhammad is His messenger. Next, a Muslim has the duty to pray five times each day, which is considered to be a direct link between him and Allah. Third, a Muslim must distribute alms and help the needy. Fourth, a Muslim is responsible to keep the Fast of Ramadan. Lastly, a Muslim is obligated to make a pilgrimage to Mecca in his lifetime. Most non- Islamic people do not know why these pillars are so important to the Islamic religion....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Proportions Of Numbers And Magnitudes

- Proportions of Numbers and Magnitudes In the Elements, Euclid devotes a book to magnitudes (Five), and he devotes a book to numbers (Seven). Both magnitudes and numbers represent quantity, however; magnitude is continuous while number is discrete. That is, numbers are composed of units which can be used to divide the whole, while magnitudes can not be distinguished as parts from a whole, therefore; numbers can be more accurately compared because there is a standard unit representing one of something....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Emergency Response Plan: Aircraft Accidents

- INTRODUCTION An ‘emergency’ is ‘an unplanned event that can cause deaths or significant injuries to employees, customers or the public; or that can shut down business, disrupt operations, cause physical or environmental damage, or threaten the facility’s financial standing or public image’ (, n.a.) in (FEMA, 1993). Emergencies such as aircraft accidents are extremely sensitive to manage and often draw public attentions and sympathies across the globe. For instance, the crash of Air France 447 aircraft on 01 June 2009 attracted one of the highest numbers of stakeholders involvement in the history of aviation accidents (, 2010)....   [tags: magnitud, duration of impact]

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Importance Of Numerical Estimation Of The National Council Of Teachers Of Mathematics

- The Importance of Numerical Estimation The standards and principles of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) (2000) emphasize the importance of understanding numerical magnitude as the pre-K2 students endeavor to make sense of numbers. “Number magnitude is an essential feature for algorithms . Use of the algorithms not only depends on the automatic recall of number facts but also reinforces it. Far too many middle and high school students lack the ability to accurately compare the magnitudes of such numbers." NCTM also acknowledge the estimation proficiency and precision provide solid foundation for future mathematics success not only for individual differences of computatio...   [tags: Mathematics, Number, 1, Real number]

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Description Of An Area Source

- 2.3.1. Characterize Area source For instance, an area source produces random earthquakes and the probability is equal anywhere within 100 km of the site. The exampled area source is shown in Figure 2.3. Figure 2. 3: Map of an area source. Since the probability of occurrence of location of epicenter is same everywhere, the result of probabilistic results of the distances from earthquake sources to site can be calculated for this example. F_R (r)=P(R≤r)={█(0 if rx├|m,r┤)=1-Φ((ln⁡x-(ln⁡PGA ) ̅)/σ_ln⁡PGA ) (2.10) In equation 2.10, it is assumed that the distribution of natural logarithm is normal....   [tags: Normal distribution, Random variable]

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Eaarthquake Activity Around the World: Seven Days of Shaking

- ... The second earthquake was a two point seven-magnitude earthquake located four kilometers southwest of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred January 1, 2014 at 6:10 PM at a depth of fifty-eight kilometers. The third earthquake was a three point zero magnitude earthquake located three kilometers north-northwest of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred January 2, 2014 at 4:54 AM at a depth of eight kilometers. The fourth earthquake was a two point six-magnitude earthquake located three kilometers north-northwest of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico....   [tags: information, scale, classification]

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Acupunture and Meformine to Treat Diabetes

- Objective: To analyze the difference of blood glucose level in intervention of acupuncture combine with Metformin 500mg tablet and intervention of just Metformin 500mg tablet in Diabetes Mellitus type 2. Methods: A randomised controlled trial with six weeks follow up were done. This research was randomized pre-post test. Total of 85 people patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 come as acupuncture patients in “Rungkut” private clinic Surabaya, Indonesia, from January 2013 to January 2014. After screening 73 subjects who had met the inclusion criteria were invited to participate in the study....   [tags: glucose, indonesia, research]

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The Quake Earthquake And Tsunami

- 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 The Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami On March, 11, 2011, a megathrust earthquake of 9.0 on the moment magnitude scale occurred at approximately 70 km away from the nation of Japan.1 This earthquake was the fourth most powerful ever recorded in Earth’s history and, among other things, resulting in approximately 400 metres of Japan’s coast subsiding 0.6 m.2 The undersea earthquake resulted in a tsunami, that had waves estimated to be up to 40 metres in height. The waves of the tsunami were able to travel approximately 10 kilometres on land, in the Sendai area.3 The tsunami affected a large area along the Pacific coast and over 20 countries issued tsunami warnings.4 The mai...   [tags: Earthquake, Plate tectonics, Tsunami]

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Earthquakes: Application of Mathematics

- Earthquakes: An Application of Mathematics The October 13, 2010 earthquake triggered a large buzz across Oklahoma University’s Norman campus, startling students walking to class or sitting in the middle of calculus. This magnitude 4.3 earthquake was 10 miles southeast of Norman and was felt as far north as Stillwater. To many students, the few seconds of shaking was unrecognizable as an earthquake because Oklahoma’s seismicity is not well known. In reality, Oklahoma experiences multiple earthquakes, almost daily; they are usually just not strong enough to be felt....   [tags: Geology]

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The Physics Of An Earthquake

- Earthquakes are vibrations produced in the earth's outer layer, or crust, when forces pushing on a mass of rock overcome the friction holding the rock in place and blocks of rock slip against each other. The vibrations can range from barely noticeable to verry destructive. There are six types of shock waves. Two are classified as body waves which means they travel through the earth's interior and the other four are surface waves. The waves are changed by the rock types or formations they hit. Primary or compressional waves (P waves) send particles moveing back and forth in the same direction as the waves are traveling, secondary or transverse shear waves (S waves) send vibrations perpendicu...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Earthquakes Between Earthquakes And Earthquakes

- Earthquakes The earth is a very unique place with very intense catastrophes that occur throughout its lifespan. Some of these catalysts have the ability to completely alter the earth in ways that no man made invention could do. Earthquakes are among those catastrophes that cause unimaginable amounts of damage in what seems like no time at all. Earthquakes are caused by a collision of two plates in the earth. The collision will then send seismic waves across the surface of the earth destroying anything in its path....   [tags: Earthquake, Plate tectonics]

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The Iran Earthquake of 2003

- Bam Earthquake 2003 Living within a dynamic system requires humans to use scientific knowledge to predict and prepare for large scale events, since not a day goes by without a change in the Earth: The continents drifting away, land rising, and faults. This essay will focus on one main thing: earthquakes. An earthquake measured magnitude 6.6, according to United States Geological Survey, which happened in Bam, Iran in the year 2003. This earthquake was caused by a “buried” fault in the Earth, said to rupture every 2,000 years....   [tags: natural catastrophies]

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Indonesia an Island Nation, No Stranger to Disastrous Earthquakes

- The country of Indonesia has been the heart of many natural disasters, primarily due to the geographic proximity to large bodies of water. Tsunamis and typhoons are frequent, as well as, small-scale to large-scale mega thrust earthquakes which results from several extremely active subduction zones. Several active subduction zones are found there, the Indian-Australian plate moving beneath the Eurasian plate, moving at a rate of about 50-70 mm per year as well as, the Pacific plate moving beneath the Eurasian plate, moving at a rate of about 100- 110 mm per year....   [tags: Tsunamis and typhoons, java]

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The Continental Drift Theory And Plate Tectonics Theory

- Background The continental drift theory and plate tectonics theory was first put forward by the German geologist and meteorologist Alfred Wegener at the beginning of the 20th century. He proposed that there was a single continental in 200 million years ago, and the Earth’s crust slowly separate to pieces by the centrifugal pseudo force because of the rotation of the Earth. On the basis of plate tectonics theory there are two components in the Earth which are lithosphere and asthenosphere, the upper layer is lithosphere and the lower layer is asthenosphere....   [tags: Earthquake, Plate tectonics, Seismic hazard]

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Earthquake Disasters Caused By The Tohoku Earthquake

- TOHOKU, Japan, Friday, Mar. 11 -Yesterday, a 9.0 magnitude Earthquake struck the east of Tohoku, Japan. The epicentre of the earthquake was located approximately 72 km east of Tohoku (38.3 degrees North latitude and 142.4 degrees East longitude), or 130 km east of Sendai as shown by the X in figure 3 below. The focus of the earthquake was 24.4 km under the epicentre. The earthquake therefore caused a tsunami due to the displacing of water above the Pacific Plate. The earthquake and tsunami together have caused approximately 20,000 deaths, 6152 injuries and 2500 people missing....   [tags: Plate tectonics, Earthquake, Convergent boundary]

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The Earthquake That Struck Northern California Cities

- The legendary earthquake that struck Northern California cities on April 18, 1906 was recorded as one of the most American disasters in the U.S. history. It is considered as the most catastrophic natural disaster because of its massive consequences left the citizens of California as well as the shape of the U.S. into great damages or even a downturn in country’s peaceful state. The consequences of the quake were vividly depicted through many of the newspapers ‘coverage, especially through The New York Times article named, “The California Quake: 1906; The Earthquake So ‘Great’ a Later One Seems Puny”....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake]

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Probabilistic Seismic Risk For Buildings And Other Structures

- 5. Risk AnalysisEquation Chapter 5 Section 1 Probabilistic seismic risk (of damage) assessment is becoming the basis for longer-term approaches for buildings and other structures. According to N.Luco[2011], the latest edition of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) standard entitled “Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures” (ASCE 2010) defines Risk-Targeted Maximum Considered Earthquake ground motion maps for the United States (US) by explicitly targeting a probabilistic 1% risk of collapse in 50 years, an approximation of the lifespan of a building....   [tags: Probability theory, Normal distribution]

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The Dual-Process View of Nonassociative Learning

- ... They then gave a single stimulus to the tail of the Aplysia. To evaluate the onset of dishabituation, the experimenters used two groups, one group receiving the tail stimulus and the other group receiving no tail stimulus after habituation. The group receiving no tail stimulus was classified as the recovery group while the group receiving the stimulus was labeled the dishabituation group. The stimulus was given 90 seconds, ten minutes, and 20 minutes after the water-jet stimuli. The dishabituation group responded with greater magnitude after 90 seconds....   [tags: habituation, sensitization, stimulus]

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Analyzing The Seismic Hazard Maps

- Information and records presented in this paper is describing the seismic hazard maps. Ground condition effect for the earthquake, and buildings react due to shaking will also be shown in this journal. It is significance for engineer to predict the damage of earthquake, and engineers also improve the techniques and theories to make structures safer. KEYWORDS: seismic hazard map; earthquake; collapse; building; damage; seismic wave Introduction The continental drift theory and plate tectonics theory was first put forward by the German geologist and meteorologist Alfred Wegener at the beginning of the 20th century....   [tags: Earthquake, Plate tectonics]

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Hertzsprung-russell Diagram

- The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram or, the H-R Diagram for short, is a graph which plots stars according to their temperature and absolute magnitude. This graph reveals a pattern, which in fact is quite interesting. The H-R Diagram is named for the two astronomers, Ejnar Hertzsprung and Henry Russell, who discovered this pattern of stars. These two astronomers independently discovered that comparing magnitudes and spectral class (color) of stars yielded a lot of information about them. One key purpose of the H-R diagram is to show the relationship between temperature and absolute magnitude of stars....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Results Of Number Line Estimation And Base 10

- Coding The results of number line estimation and base 10 questions were coded to for the next analyses. Estimation accuracy The 0−100 number line estimations were measured by the 0−20 CM ruler with scales of every 0.2 CM (equals to number 1) and 0.02 CM (equals to number 0.1) on it. The experimenter used the ruler to measure the results of estimated number magnitudes (e.g., 15). The experimenter input both the estimated and actual number magnitudes of each number and calculates percentage of absolute error (PAE) of each estimation result....   [tags: Regression analysis, Statistics]

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Hybrid Vigour and Combining Ability for Yield and Quality Traits in Popcorn

- RESULTS AND DISCUSSION The Inbred parents and hybrids under study are rich in protein (8.08 to 11.34%), starch (59.78 to 71.88%) and oil (3.30 to 4.59%) and popping expansion was also observed very good up to 28.4 cc/g. Among the parents, I-07-63-36-1 showed good popping expansion of 25.4 cc/g also having good amount of protein (10.02%), starch (64.91%) and oil (3.97%). In case of hybrid, I-07-63-1-2 x I-07-63-36-1 showed high popping expansion of 28.2 cc/g with enhance amount of protein (10.54%), starch (64.89%) and oil (4.03%)....   [tags: Inbred parents, Hybrids, Results]

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Nonassociative Learning is the Repeated Exposure to a Stimulus

- ... The manipulation of the time between habituation series and the next stimuli was the independent variable in this experiment. The various stimuli were administered at three different times following habituation: 90 seconds, 10 minutes, and 20 minutes. To analyze the time of onset of dishabituation, experimenters utilized two different conditions: dishabituation in which the Aplysia received tail stimulation following habituation to the siphon withdrawal reflex and the recovery group, which emulated a control group, receiving no stimulation after habituation to the reflex....   [tags: behavior, habituation, sensitization]

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Mass Luminosity Relation : Daniel Hsu And Michael Shu

- Mass-Luminosity Relation Daniel Hsu & Michael Shu Ever since the early days of human civilization, people gazed up into the sky into the beyond, wondering what secrets the stars held from them. The mass of stars compared to our sun is a frequented question by many astronomers. The answer lies within the luminosity and mass of the star. There are 2 different ways humans can calculate the mass of stars, both using luminosity. One way is to calculate luminosity with radius and temperature of the star being observed....   [tags: Star, Sun, White dwarf, Main sequence]

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A Brief Note On Spike And Dynamic Triggering

- 4. Discussion 4.1. July seismicity spike and dynamic triggering The month of July saw a large increase in seismicity beginning of the 15th and lasting for approximately 5 days. The amount of activity during this time was particularly anomalous, as the month and a half preceding it saw relatively low levels of seismicity. An average of 2.8 earthquakes per day was interrupted by jump to 111 earthquakes on 15 July. On the same day that the increase began in the central Southern Alps, Dusky Sound experienced a magnitude 7.8 earthquake (GeoNet 2009)....   [tags: Earthquake, Fault, Seismic wave, Seismology]

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What Good Is Glory If It's Forgotten

- Football is the leading cause of concussions in modern sports and is responsible for more than half of the 3.8 million kids who suffer from concussions in America alone. In a recent study, the gravitational force experienced by the brain of a football player can be up to 289 times that of gravity (Kluger). This number demonstrates just how violent the game of football is when in comparison to the average gravitational force experienced by fighter jet pilots, which is around nine times that of gravity....   [tags: Sports ]

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The Decline of Biodiversity: The Humanity Effect

- In the early mornings, animals of all different species can be seen roaming around any normal suburban back yard. The common animals that can be observed are rabbits, squirrels, birds and many more. What if those animals slowly started to disappear never to be seen again. This is the sad truth that is starting to unfold on planet earth. Earth is currently undergoing one of the largest mass extinctions in the history books. Why is this not being placed on the front page of every newspaper. The answer to that question is time....   [tags: environmental destruction]

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An Earthquake Of Haiti : Haiti

- An earthquake of magnitude 7.0 hit the island of Haiti on January 12, 2010, killing anywhere from 100,000 to 300,000 people, injuring another 300,000 others, and leaving over 1.5 million without homes (Fleddermann, 2012, p.116). The majority of the destruction and human toll occurred in Port au Prince, the capital city of Haiti, although the effects of the earthquake were spread throughout the island. Aside from the many people who died, were injured, or left homeless, those involved in this disaster are the Haitian government, the United Nations, civil engineers, the press, relief organizations, and the United States....   [tags: Earthquake, 2010 Haiti earthquake, Haiti]

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Humans and the Decline of Biodiversity

- In the early mornings, animals of all different species can be seen roaming around any normal suburban back yard. The common animals that can be observed are rabbits, squirrels, birds and many more. What if those animals slowly started to disappear never to be seen again. This is the sad truth that is starting to unfold on planet earth. Earth is currently undergoing one of the largest mass extinctions in the history books. Why is this not being placed on the front page of every newspaper. The answer to that question is time....   [tags: The Humanity Effect]

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The Japanese Earthquake and Consequent Tsunami

- Japan – Fukushima Introduction On March 11, 2011 at 2:46 PM, Japanese time, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hits, but was later upgraded to a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, happens 231 miles northeast of Tokyo, Japan, at a depth of 15.2 miles. The pacific tsunami-warning centre sends out a warning to Japan all the way to The United States of America. Around an hour later after the earthquake the waves hits. The waves got up to 30ft high when they hit the Japanese coast. The waves caused widespread devastation washing away cars like they were sticks, collapsing buildings and destroying roads and highways....   [tags: Fukushima, natural disasters]

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Understanding and Preparation of Earthquake

- Understanding and Preparation of Earthquake An earthquake is a sudden movement of the Earth's lithosphere (its crust and upper mantle) by the release of build-up energy “in the form of low – frequency sound waves (seismic waves)” along geological faults or by volcanic activity. There are three types of the seismic wave: “primary (P) waves have a push – pull type of vibration, secondary (S) waves have a slide – to – slide types of vibration, and combination of primary (P) and secondary (S) of vibrations (HarperCollins Publishers, 2003)....   [tags: Natural Disaster ]

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Natural Disasters Caused By Earthquakes

- Earth has many natural disasters that affect billions of people every year. Whether it is hurricanes, torrential rain, snow storms, or even tornadoes. But there is a natural disaster which unlike the others, is unpredictable. Earthquakes, one of the most feared natural disasters can kill thousands and affect millions when they occur. They can also be a precursor to an even worse event, the tsunami. Tsunamis cause even more damage than earthquakes, and most of the time it is the cause for most deaths after an earthquake....   [tags: Plate tectonics, Earthquake, Tsunami, Earth]

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The San Andreas Fault Line

- The San Andreas fault line has causes constant development nightmares for large urban areas such as San Francisco and any other city that has been built on top of it. Fault lines are one of the side effects of the earth’s tectonic plates shifting that can result in devastating earthquakes. Some of the most devastating earthquakes in our modern era have occurred along the San Andreas fault line due to a dense population. The most notable earthquake on the San Andreas fault line occurred in San Francisco on 1906....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake]

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Natural Disasters: Earthquakes Part 1

- California is known for earthquakes that often occur at great magnitudes. Earthquakes have changed not only the environment but have also resulted in the loss of many lives. For example, the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 was known for destroying most of San Francisco and its buildings. This earthquake caused the death of sixty people, injured around four thousand, and property damage costing up to around six million dollars. Many recognize this to be a comparable earthquake to the one that occurred in 1906 which was also a very large and devastating earthquake that occurred along the San Andreas fault line....   [tags: preparedness, aftermath]

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Earquakes and Tremors in Nicaragua

- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua, is the country's political, commercial, and industrial center. However, the city is prone to frequent earthquakes and tremors due its very close proximity to the convergent plate boundary occurring only a few kilometres off the coast of Nicaragua: the Cocos plate slowly being subducted under the Caribbean plate (“Historic Earthquake”, 1972). This movement caused significant destruction to Managua in 1931, 1968 and 1972 when earthquakes of magnitudes 5.6, 4.5 and 6.2 on the Richter scale, respectively, rocked the capital city (“Historic Earthquake”, 1972)....   [tags: managua, buildings, damage]

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Floods in Winnipeg, Canada

- Introduction: Canada is a great place to live. Winnipeg… is good enough. Winnipeg is known for its diverse population, festive multiculturalism, beautiful architecture, vast prairie land and The Jets. One thing Winnipeg is definitely not known for, being a geological hazards hot spot. These hazards are geological events that take place, which have an impact on civilization. Canada is impacted by a wide scope of events ranging from earthquakes to fires. However, Winnipeg is lucky to be conveniently located away from any seismic activity, any threat of coastal dangers, any mountain risks and lastly it is absent of even the slightest volcano....   [tags: Natural Hazards, Nature]

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The Fall of Biodiversity

- In the early mornings, animals of all different species can be seen roaming around any normal suburban back yard. The common animals that can be observed are rabbits, squirrels, birds and many more. What if they slowly started to disappear never to be seen again. This is the sad truth that is starting to unfold on planet earth. Earth is currently undergoing one of the largest mass extinctions in the history books. Why is this not being placed on the front page of every newspaper. The answer to that question is time....   [tags: habitat destruction, mining technology]

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Calculation of Phase Angle Diversity for Time-Varying Harmonic Currents from Grid Measurement

- 1. Introduction Number and variety of non-linear devices and installations used by residential and commercial customers are increasing continuously. Therefore the effect of harmonics in the network is more and more considered in both the planning and the operation of distribution systems. This analysis is not always easy, because multiple factors influence the emission and propagation of harmonics through the network, like the network impedance, the voltage distortion and the time-variation of number and type of connected equipment....   [tags: harmonics, network, voltage, distortion]

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Legends Of Seismology

- Legends in Our Time Seismologists… Scientists and Mathematicians Beno Gutenberg was the foremost observational seismologist of the twentieth century. He combined exquisite analysis of seismic records with powerful analytical, interpretive, and modeling skills to contribute many important discoveries of the structure of the solid Earth and its atmosphere. Perhaps his best known contribution was the precise location of the core of the Earth and the identification of its elastic properties. Other major contributions include the travel-time curves; the discovery of very long-period seismic waves with large amplitudes that circle the Earth; the identification of differences in crustal struc...   [tags: essays research papers]

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History and Scientific Understanding of Tsunamis

- Tsunamis are one of the most dangerous natural disasters known to mankind that cause devastating effects on society. Despite the fact that tsunamis are not frequent phenomena, it causes huge causalities once it occurs. The number of deaths could reach 420 thousand a year, accompanied by the destruction of many costal residences. But despite the fact that tsunami damages are inevitable, it can be reduced. The word tsunami was originated from the Japanese words “Tsu” meaning “harbor”, and “Nami” meaning “wave”....   [tags: Coastal Issues, Wave Energy]

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Orbits with Gravity Lab Software

- For centuries, humankind has sought to find order in the universe. In the context of Western thought, in any case, beginning with the Egyptians, Persians, ancient Greeks; in the Americas the Mayans and Azteks, Astronomy evolved out of the necessity to discover a reliable predictor of the seasons for the purposes of agriculture. In most cases, Astronomy takes on a spiritual role in culture as well. The system of accounting that ancient peoples used to measure the seasons evolved, after a great amount of suffering and turmoil, into the physics of Gallileo and the mechanics of Newton....   [tags: physics science space]

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The Effects Of Video Games On Young People 's Behavior

- Video games now a days play a big part in how children grow up and I suppose that has to do with the fact that as we get more and more into the field of technology. Some believe it has become a primary influence on young people’s behavior. Not just to all videos games, but mostly all the video games that promote violence. It seems due to articles that I have found that violence in video games are nor the cause behavioral problems but, the time out of time spend affects how fast and easy their mind works....   [tags: Video game, Video game controversy, Violence]

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The Worst Natural Disasters Happened During The Us History

- Introduction On April 18th, 1906, one of the worst natural disasters happened in the US history. This first major disaster which is recorded in human history with photography, has a 7.8 magnitude(USGS,2013).A subduction of the Pacific plates pulled into the San Andreas plates with the north-west direction, causing a 400 km(ECSC) rupture line. Huge energy is radiated out of the epicenter which was just 2 miles of west San Francisco, the intensity of the shaking nearly wiped out most of the buildings and structures with a duration of 110s(ECSC), affected around 370,000 square meters(NZH,1906)....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake]

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The Restless Supermarket By Ivan Vladislavic And Nineteen Cents

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Environmental Impact Analysis of Cement Plant in Ethiopia

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The Science of Spin: Spin on Baseball

- The direction of baseballs after they are thrown is caused by spin on the ball. Spin is defined as rotations around the axis of the baseball. Major league pitchers have clocked the spin on their pitches at 1500rpm so when a baseball is spinning through the air the threads on the ball cause a self-made “air pocket” that causes changes in direction. This is known as the Magnus affect. The spin on a baseball is defined as a vector that points on the axis’s rotation. And the magnitude of this spin vector is the number of revolutions per/sec, this is known as an angular velocity vector (Horney, A., Lowry, T., Schwenker, E., & wray, E....   [tags: speed, pitcher, curveball]

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The Rise of Earthquakes in Oklahoma

- The Rise of Earthquakes in Oklahoma With earthquakes on the rise, we must figure out the cause of them and determine a solution to help limit or even prevent them from occurring. Since early 2009, earthquakes have been sweeping across the state of Oklahoma, causing many people to worry about their own well-being. Many scientists speculate the source of the earthquakes might be a result of Hydraulic Fracturing deep down in Earths’ crust. Hydraulic fracturing is a process in which oil and natural gas companies pump up to millions of gallons of wastewater, sand, and chemicals down drilled holes in order to release pockets of shale within the earth....   [tags: potential damages, tornatoes]

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Earthquakes: Unique Characteristics of Transform Faults

- Unique Characteristics of Transform Faults There are many characteristics that make earthquakes along transform fault different from subduction zones, rift zones, and mid-ocean ridge transform faults. For instance, transforms faults are when two plates move past each other, shearing, with no creation or destruction of lithosphere. At transform faults, earthquakes are shallow and run as deep as 25 km. the magnitude of the earthquakes are smaller than 8.5 in the scale of Richter. In extensional boundaries, earthquakes are also shallow, but they occur only along the alignment of spreading and are smaller than 8 in magnitude....   [tags: tectonic plates, move, rift zones]

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Earthquake : The Great Tohoku Earthquake

- Earthquake occurs abruptly and causes severs damage to people, property, landscape and more. A great mega-thrust earthquake, known as the Great Tohoku Earthquake has shaken Japan at 5:46:24 UTC on March 11, 2011. It caused a severe disaster, including tsunami and nuclear radiation exposure.. This mega-quake located at the latitude 38.297 degree North and longitude of 142.372 degree East, near the east coast of Honshu, Japan (USGS, 2013). The earthquake and tsunami waves caused widespread damage to many areas of Japan....   [tags: Earthquake, Tsunami, Japan, Pacific Ring of Fire]

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Correlation Between Loneliness And Internet Addiction

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Earthquake : The Great Tohoku Earthquake

- An earthquake occurs abruptly and causes severs damage to people, property, landscape and more. A great mega-thrust earthquake, known as the Great Tohoku Earthquake has shaken Japan at 5:46:24 UTC on March 11, 2011. It caused a severe disaster, including tsunami and nuclear radiation exposure.. This mega-quake located at the latitude 38.297 degree North and longitude of 142.372 degree East, near the east coast of Honshu, Japan (USGS, 2013). An earthquake and tsunami waves caused widespread damage to many areas of Japan....   [tags: Earthquake, Tsunami, Japan]

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Different Types Of Natural Disasters

- There are many different types of natural disasters that occur in our world. Some of these include tornadoes, hurricanes, and tsunamis. The most frightening of all of these is an earthquake because there is no warming before they rock the earth. With all the media attention to natural disasters lately, are Californians ready for a big quake. The earth 's subsurface is broken up into a bunch of puzzle-like pieces. These puzzle pieces are called tectonic plates. The edge of the tectonic plates are called faults and this is typically where earthquakes occur....   [tags: Earthquake, Plate tectonics, Tsunami]

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The Destruction from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Responses from the Maldives' Government

- The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was one of the deadliest and most destructive in recent history. It was even catastrophic for a country like Maldives that never experienced disasters of such scale. While some of the islands in Maldives were completely destroyed and a significant number of lives lost; the damages to economy, infrastructure, environment and human psyche was immeasurable (Pardasani, 2006, p. 80). Having only dealt with storm surges and localized flooding, “there were no operational plans or capacity to deal with a disaster of this magnitude” in Maldives (Government of Maldives, et al., 2005, p....   [tags: earthquake, damages, recovery]

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Determining The Attainment Of Ideal Performance Of The System

- dwell on the factors that preclude the attainment of ideal-performance of the system. Analysis based on the combined first and second law of thermodynamics commonly known as availability analysis or exergy analysis is particularly suited for achieving more efficient resource use since it enables the locations, types and true magnitudes of waste and loss to be determined. This information is quite helpful for the design of thermal systems, for directing the efforts to reduce the sources of inefficiency in the existing systems and evaluate system economics....   [tags: Internal combustion engine, Diesel engine]

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Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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Are We On The Cusp Of The Sixth Mass Extinction Event?

- We are on the cusp of the sixth mass extinction, as estimated the event to be occurring within 2200 years. Scientists have evidences supporting this statement with the extinction rates and magnitudes, and comparing the present conditions to the past “Big Five”—the previous five mass extinction events. Mass extinction is generally known as the forever disappearance of 75% of lives in the globe, therefore species lost is the main driver of such extinction events. With the current high extinction rates and increasing trend of extinction magnitudes, the sixth mass extinction is expected....   [tags: Volcanic Eruption, Climate Dynamics]

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Party Systems in Latin America

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E Corporate Intelligence And Ethical Support

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Evaluating the Impact of the Implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

- PEELING THE ONION: RANDOM THOUGHTS ON A FEDERAL POLICY’S IMPLEMENTATION While clearing some old files off my computer, I came across a letter from Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas W. Elmendorf that was sent to Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH, who serves as the ranking member of the Senate’s Committee on the Budget), specifically outlining the CBO’s opinion of the economic impact of the president’s “Stimulus Plan” (Congressional Budget Office. 2009). Reading this got me to wondering if it was yet too early to begin to justly evaluate the impact of the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)....   [tags: federal policies]

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Earthquakes Are A Powerful Event That Have Fascinated Scientists And Geologist For Years

- Earthquakes are a powerful event that have fascinated scientists and geologist for years. Scientists can learn much from these events. Earthquakes have helped shape our planet to what it is today. Scientists can use them to study the Earth’s internal system. Earthquakes are not something to be taken lightly. They can cause massive devastation and loss of life and property wherever they occur and even the most prepared countries can be overwhelmed by this force of nature. The magnitude of the earthquake that hit the east coast of Tohoku, Japan on March 3, 2011 was a magnitude of 9.0....   [tags: Earthquake, Tsunami, Plate tectonics, Subduction]

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A Comparison and Contrast of Earthquake in Haiti and Chile in 2010

- Introduction There are about 15 tectonic or lithospheric plates on the earth’s surface, which have different size and move relative to one another over the earth’s surface. As a result, the crust around the boundaries of the plates bends or deforms, accumulating strong energy during these processes (Briggs, 2006). When the strain becomes too great to bear by the crust in the future, the crust will snap or slip causing earthquakes. As a type of geophysical hazard, earthquakes are inevitable for mankind living on the Earth, which destroy tremendous buildings, and take human life away....   [tags: environment, disaster]

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The Tragic Heroes Of Sophocles ' A Doll 's House '

- “Oedipus Rex”, by Sophocles is a play which perfectly follows the template of tragedy where Oedipus is in search of his own identity. “A Doll’s House”, By Henrik Ibsen is not necessarily a tragic play although it does contain a tragic hero. Nora Helmer and Oedipus are both considered tragic heroes in their own different ways but they come to realize the importance of self-knowledge. To compare and contrast Nora and Oedipus, the analysis can be broken down into 3 stages; both characters statuses at the beginning of the play, their own experience of their downfall and the similarities for the knowledge that they have gained....   [tags: Tragic hero, Sophocles, Tragedy, Oedipus]

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What Makes Good Quality? Journalism And Its Role On The Society

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Is Your Business A Potential Target For The Next Digital Disruption?

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Continuous Emotional Response to the Audio, Visual, and Audiovisual Channels

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Test Answers to an Advanced Mathematics and Earth Science Test

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Environmental Impact Assessment: Identifying the Environmental Effects of a Project

- ... Impact significance determination is prediction of impact magnitude (Thompson, 1990). It is considering impact characteristics such as magnitude, duration, frequency, spatial distribution, reversibility, likelihood) (Beanlands & Duinker, 1983). According to Canter & Canty (1993), impact significance determination has conceptual relationship with screening and scoping. Screening and scoping are performed before a project implementation to check whether environmental impact study is needed or not but in this study the impacts significance determining is performed during the production process of the factory to decide further monitoring and controlling direction on the significant impacts....   [tags: data, local communities, factories]

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The Texas A & M University Council For Build Environment

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The Texas A & M University Council For Build Environment

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