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  • Earthquakes

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    I chose to research earthquakes and the prediction of earthquakes because I was curious as to how they work. In this paper, I will discus the history of earthquakes, the kinds and locations of earthquakes, earthquake effects, intensity scales, prediction, and my own predictions. An earthquake can be defined as vibrations produced in the earth's crust. Tectonic plates have friction between them which builds up as it tries to push away and suddenly ruptures and then rebounds. The vibrations can range

  • Earthquake

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    Geomorphic hazard: Earthquakes Earthquakes are natural disasters that are also referred to as a ‘quake’ or ‘tremor’. It is classified as a geomorphic hazard, which are elements of the physical environment that can cause damage, (economically and environmentally) such as Volcanoes, Tsunamis, Landslides etc. Earthquakes have been around for thousands of years but no one had properly understood the concept. Not one person, but a crowd of geologists and scientists had discussed this hazard and identified

  • On Earthquakes

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    On Earthquakes An earthquake is a shaking or trembling of the crust of the earth caused by underground volcanic action or by the breaking and shifting of rock beneath the surface. The volcanic action and shifting rocks create strain which continues to build to a sudden release of pressure resulting in a shock wave. The vibrations produced in the crust can vary from barely noticeable to enormously destructive. Shock waves can be classified into two broad categories. Waves that send particles

  • earthquake

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    March 2011, 2: 45 PM, local time Japan, a day, a time, a moment which saw what can be termed as the worst natural disasters for Japan – A magnitude-9 earthquake ruptured the fault line that spreads across 500 km along the northeastern coast of Japan. This earthquake was the fifth largest in the world as per some reports by eminent scientists. The earthquake was followed with a giant tsunami whose size was so overwhelming that the 18-feet tsunami walls near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was

  • Earthquakes

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    This essay is about earthquakes in Oklahoma. The studies of when they first became known in Oklahoma to how they have effected the State. And information on them and what can be done. The first known Earthquake in Oklahoma is believed to have centered the state occurred in September of 1918. Then again on December 27 1929 in the same area around El Reno, Oklahoma one effected about 20,000 square kilometers. On September 10 the strongest intensity V threw objects from shelves with shocks following

  • Earthquake

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    LEBANON, Oh. - A 7.0 earthquake shook millions awake early Saturday in the tri-state region and derailed an Amtrak train. The quake jolted residents out of their beds and shook buildings as far away as Pittsburgh. Over 90,000 people lost their power, and a highway bridge was cracked in downtown Cincinnati. This 2:46 A.M. earthquake was more than the ordinary and caused a little more than incidental damage. “Did you ever play a pinball machine and see the ball get stuck in there and go bam-bam-bam-bam

  • The Earthquake

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    the ceiling and the picture frames swinging like a pendulum. Then I thought to myself, it was definitely an earthquake happening. Nervous became fear as I ran to warn my parents. But, when I reached them, the earthquake stopped. Nothing happened in the next few hours. My family and I were safe and our house was still standing. We watched the news and it was reported an earthquake had occurred and its epicentre was very close to Muzzafarabad. We felt very lucky to be in the city of Kashmir

  • Earthquakes

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    what earthquakes are in order for us to be prepared against them. Earthquakes are tremors that move the earth. They can create a lot of damage. Earthquakes have happened around the world. What causes earthquakes to happen? How do we protect ourselves against the powerful earthquakes? Earthquakes can cause a lot of damage to homes and places so it is important to know where it has happened. Also what causes them and how do we protect ourselves against earthquakes. To begin with earthquakes can happen

  • Earthquakes

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    Earthquakes are one of the most damaging natural disasters known to man. They have been known to destroy entire cities in their total time of 2 to 3 minutes. Most people do not know that earthquakes are common through out the entire world; they are just more powerful in places such as California and small countries in South America. The definition of earthquake is “ a series of vibrations induced in the earth's crust by the abrupt rupture and rebound of rocks in which elastic strain has been slowly

  • Essay On Earthquakes And Earthquakes

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    destruction to lives and property. While the continuing study of earthquakes and volcanoes helps us determine and better understand their powers, they continue to be natural phenomena that we need to learn even more about. Even with many differences in these two forces of nature, it is interesting that they also have commonalities. There are numerous similarities and differences between earthquakes and volcanoes. Merriam Webster defines an earthquake as “a shaking or trembling of the earth that includes volcanic