Geology Essay Examples

  • Earthquake

    352 words - 2 pages

    What is an Earthquake? An earthquake is a shaking of the ground caused by the sudden shifting of large sections of the earth's crust. Earthquakes are one of the most powerful events on earth, and they can be terrifying. A severe earthquake may release energy 10,000 times as great as that of the first atomic bomb. Rock movements during an earthquake can make rivers change their direction. Earthquakes can trigger landslides and Volcanoes that cause great damage and loss of life. Large earthquakes

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    Techtonic Plates

    517 words - 3 pages

    Lab Report The structure of the earth is made up of many layers, but the crust and the upper mantle make up the lithosphere. The lithosphere is divided into individual sections called plates. The rest of the mantle makes up the asthenosphere. Convection in asthenosphere causes the plates to shift and move about. We can tell where the plates are or have been because volcanoes and earthquakes have their own boundaries when the are active. Tectonic plates have three relationships with each other. The have View Document

    Volcano Facts

    1170 words - 5 pages

    Hot! Fire! Destruction! These are words that most people associate with volcanoes. But some good effects can come out of volcanoes. Volcanoes also have their own special mythology associated with them. A lot of volcanoes have some general characteristics in common. There are many volcanoes around the world and some have special characteristics. So come along and take a trip with me into the wonderful and exciting world of volcanoes. Over 550 volcanoes have erupted on the surface of the Earth since human kind has been ab

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    The Fish

    310 words - 2 pages

    The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop: Gone Fishin' "The Fish" by Elizabeth Bishop is saturated with vivid imagery andabundant description, which help the reader visualize the action. Bishop's useof imagery, narration, and tone allow the reader to visualize the fish andcreate a bond with him, a bond in which the reader has a great deal ofadmiration for the fish's plight. The mental pictures created are, in fact, sobrilliant that the reader believes incident actually happened to a real person,thus building respect from the reader to the fish. Initially the reader is bombarded with an intense image of th

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    Earthquakes

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    The myth of Earthquake has three different purposes. First off it shows the power of Zeus being able to maintain peace and order in the universe which he rules. Earthquake is the first challenger of Zeus’s great power. Earthquake is a very formidable foe that has tremendous strength and size. Zeus got rid of Earthquake by himself and was able to triumph, but the triumph would not have been possible without the support and help of other gods. The Gods all thought and worked together to defeat this horrible monster. Zeus sets an example for all modern leaders to follow in this myth. The myth of

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    Earthquake

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    Naturally occurring earthquakes Fault types Fault types Tectonic earthquakes will occur anywhere within the earth where there is sufficient stored elastic strain energy to drive fracture propagation along a fault plane. In the case of transform or convergent type plate boundaries, which form the largest fault surfaces on earth, they will move past each other smoothly and aseismically only if there are no irregularities or asperities along the boundary that increase the frictional resistance. Most boundaries do have such asperities and this leads to a form of stick-slip behaviour. Once the

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    Fossil Fuels And Minerals

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    Fossil Fuels and Minerals Fossil Fuels and Minerals CheckPoint There are many questions that are still unanswered by science with regards to the Earth and all that it contains. Fortunately for the modern world, some very important answers have already been uncovered - literally. Looking at where fossil fuels and minerals come from helps one to understand and locate useful materials that mother Earth has created for humanity. One thing both mineral and fossil fuels have in common is their association with plate tectonics. From coal deposits (fossil fuel) “that were formed in warm

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    Natural Disasters

    1165 words - 5 pages

    INTRODUCTION A natural disaster is the consequence of a natural hazard (e.g. volcanic eruption, earthquake, or landslide) which affects human activities. Human vulnerability, exacerbated by the lack of planning or lack of appropriate emergency management, leads to financial, environmental or human losses. The resulting loss depends on the capacity of the population to support or resist the disaster. his understanding is concentrated in the formulation: "disasters occur when hazards meet vulnerability". A natural hazard will hence never result in a natural disaster in areas without vulnerabili

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    Decisions In Paradise Part One

    1004 words - 5 pages

    The Issues Defined Disaster into Opportunities Whatever happens on this island affects the business in the States. Disasters happen everywhere but are more prevalent in this society. The issue is how to turn these disasters into opportunities. Ethical Issues The founder of the company has high ethical standards. He wants to do what is right not for economic, politics, or recognition but because it is the right thing to do. The organization is trying to upgrade who we are, what we do, and how we do it. The founder believes that the company cannot keep taking from Kava without ever givin

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    Volcano

    860 words - 4 pages

    Volcanoes A volcanic eruption can be one of nature's most spectacular events. Sprays of lava and debris shoot skyward. A roar that would make thunder seem a mere whisper splits the silence. Flaming lava rivers flow downward through ravines and over ledges creating lava cascades of fiery reds and golds. More than five hundred volcanoes are known to have erupted on the earth’s surface since historic times, and many more have erupted on the ocean floor unobserved by humans. There is lots of information to learn about volcanoes that people don’t realize like what causes them to form and erup

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    Northridge Earthquake

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    Southern California is known for its many earthquakes. But no one was ready for one the size of the “Northridge Quake.” It happened eleven years ago, on Monday, January 17,1994 at 4:31 A.M., one mile away from Northridge, CA. Northridge is located at 34 degrees North and 11 degrees West, twenty miles northwest of Los Angeles. At the quake’s focus, which was 18.4 km below the surface of the earth, the earthquake was measured at a 6.7 on the Richter scale. By the time it reached the surface, the epicenter, it had increased to a 6.8. It was caused by a Blind Thrust Fault. The huge Pacific Plate,

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    HOW TO FALL OUT LOVE

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    Is it true that love is one of the essential parts in our life? We cannot run from love as love can approach us anytime. It is hard to protect ourselves from falling in love with someone we love the most as love is such a powerful emotion, that once it envelops us it does not depart. However, we should not worry because there are several steps on how to fall out of love such as try to see and trace their faults, make a far distance between us and prevent going for a date. First of all, prevent ourselves from a date. While we are distancing ourselves from said object of affection, try to m

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    Earthquakes Vs Tsunamis

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    Earthquakes and Tsunamis have more in common than causing catastrophic disasters. However, they have their many differences. By definition, an earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth’s crusts that creates seismic waves while a tsunami is a series of waves created when a body of water such as an ocean, is rapidly displaced. Although earthquakes and tsunamis are different because of their causes they are both similar do to the fact both cause major damage and how often they occur. Both of nature’s wraths are synonymous to major damages including homes, lives and ec

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    Familiar Breed Contempt

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    Familiarity Breeds Contempt The phrase ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ is a familiar phrase to some and not so familiar to others. It means the more a person knows something or someone, the more likely they are to find faults and dislike things about it or them. It may seem as though the relationship would be closer or deeper, but that is not always the case. It is the total opposite. The longer they know something or someone the more likely they are to become suspicious when there are inconsistencies in the relationship. For instance, when someone meets a new person, they have no fau

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    Mount St Helens

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    Mount St. Helens Mount St. Helens is a composite volcano located in the Cascade Ranges of Washington State. The elevation of Mount St. Helens is approximately 8,363 feet with a massive high dome of 1,300 feet. Mount St. Helens was at one point called “Louwala-Clough” or “Smoking Mountain” by some of the Indians of the Pacific Northwest. It was not until 1792 that the modern name of Mount St. Helens was given to the volcanic peak by Captain George Vancouver of the British Royal Navy; he named it in honor of a fellow countryman who held the title Baron St. Helens, (USGS, 2007). Mount

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    Measuring Earthquakes

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    In an earthquake the ground moves. Earthquakes commonly last for a few seconds. There are big earthquakes and small earthquakes. Big earthquakes can damage buildings and hurt people. When the earth moves in an earthquake, it can cause waves in the ocean. A big wave in the ocean caused by an earthquake is called a "tsunami". A tsunami can also hurt people and damage buildings. Earthquake Measuring The size of an earthquake can be measured. A number is given to an earthquake that shows the size of the earthquake. Methods for turning the size of an earthquake into a number include th

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    Earth Watch

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    Earth watch was a project that our class started in September. Since we are in a course for physical geography, this assignment is based on two components of physical geography, seismic and volcanic activity. The project was to record seismic and volcanic activities around the world, for a duration of 12 weeks (3 months). We were given a map where the class was to mark the location where seismic and volcanic activity occurred, the seismic activity was to be recorded in green and volcanic in red. On the map we had to label the location of activity with the number of the week it had occurred in

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    Talking About Rocks

    1425 words - 6 pages

    Geology and communication are generally not considered closely related subjects. Geology, the science devoted to the study of the Earth and the rocks that compose it, and communication, the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information to another, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior, are obviously on different sides of the spectrum from one another. Though communication seems unnecessary in this field, as it is difficult to converse with a rock, in actuality, communication is an integral part of a geologist’s daily work. As Yates, Williams, and Dujardin explains “Science is fundament

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    Spritual Tsunami

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    Prepare for the event of your life (Your true Destiny) This will give you a way to eternity (Joy Always) So much depends on your heart opening (To Be True) There is only way to paradise (Loving God) No room for you to doubt or fear (Be Clear) The love of the Almighty is so near (Surrounding You) Make ever second be the next victory (In The Hereafter) For this is the Lords mercy (So Great this is) The Whole World must Get Ready The Whole World must Get Ready .... The Whole World must Get Ready Get Ready Get Ready..... Get Ready Get Ready Get Ready..... For this S

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    Dr Jekyle And Mr Hyde

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    There is an old wise saying. “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” This meaning someone can look real nice and sophisticated but deep down they may be a completely different person. In the book Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Dr. Jekyll is an old, proper, knowledgeable man who dedicates his life to science. Using his genius, Jekyll creates a potion that transforms him into a complete opposite of Jekyll known as Mr. Hyde. Hyde is a ruthless anger young man who is short and muscular. So it turns out that when Jekyll drinks the potion his inner personality comes out which is Mr

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    Earthquakes

    447 words - 2 pages

    As you’ve seen and heard before, earthquakes are natural disasters that humans cannot control. Sometimes earthquakes can be very dangerous and people need to know more about where earthquakes come from, and how to protect themselves from them and any other natural disasters. The next paragraphs will talk about facts and the reasons why earthquakes occur. Earthquakes are the shaking, rolling or sudden shock of the earth’s surface. They are the Earth’s natural means of releasing stress. More than a million occur in the world each year. The west coast is most at risk of having an earthquake,

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    Tsunami

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    Tsunamis are not as common as other weather related disasters, but they can cause significant damage. The word tsunami comes from a Japanese word meaning “long harbor wave.” Today, scientist use the term to define seismic sea waves generated by undersea earthquakes or undersea landslides and volcanic eruptions. Most tsunamis occur along the Ring of Fire, a wave of volcanic and earthquake activity that encircles the Pacific Ocean. The Hawaiian Islands and Alaska areas are common for this type of disaster. Tsunami waves have long lengths and travel very fast in deep water. Upon reaching the shor

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    Disaster Risk Reduction

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    Disaster risk reduction 1. Overview 1.1 What is disaster risk reduction? Disaster risk reduction is a cross-cutting approach which seeks to renew the way we think about both development programming and emergency responses which achieve lasting improvements in the lives of people most vulnerable to disasters and reduce the links between disasters and poverty. Poverty and disasters reinforce each other. The poor are more vulnerable to disasters, and disasters in turn can cause increased poverty. The impacts of a disaster can reverse improvements made through development, sending co

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    Earthspace

    440 words - 2 pages

    Definition of volcano: - A mountain formed of lava and pyroclastics - Factors affecting magma formation Where do volcanoes form? • Seduction boundaries • Divergent boundaries • Over hot spots o Unusually hot regions of earth’s mantle where mantle material rises to the surface o A trail of progressively older volcanoes forms as a plate moves over a hot spot Factors affecting volcanic eruptions: • Magma composition • Temperature • Amount of dissolved gases o Magma composition and temperature affect the magma’s viscosity-resistance t

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    Persusaive Essay Sample

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    Persuasive Essay Sample Outline Topic: America’s Fleet Mileage Standards I. Introduction/Background Notes: A. First Sentence: Henry Ford, an American icon of assembly-line inventiveness and an inveterate, sedulous tinkerer who never gave in to an “I quit” mentality, would be appalled—were he living today—to witness this nation’s lack of vehicle energy efficiency progress. B. Our vehicle fleet has seen not one iota of gas-mileage improvement since 1987—incredible, unbelievable—even in the face of an increasingly urgent energy crisis. C. While this nation imported approximately

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    Mount Pelle

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    Mount Pelle I was always fascinated about volcanoes, and I always had great interest in volcanic eruptions. One of my favorite volcanoes is Mount Pelle. In my opinion the eruption from May 8, 1902 was the most devastating volcanic eruption ever, after Krakatoa. The night shift telegraph operator was sending the reports of the volcanos activity, to the operator at Fort-de-France, claiming no significant new developments; his last transmission was "Allez", handing over the line to the remote operator. A cable repair ship had the city in direct view; the upper mountainside ripped open and a

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    How My Life Is Not Like A Sim S Game

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    At my grandpa’s funeral, I had what Oprah would call my very own “a ha” moment, my very own epiphany. As people walked by, stopping to hug us grandchildren, I found myself in a distant relative’s arms. As my great aunt’s perfume covered my body and flooded my nostrils, she whispered, “Don’t be sad, everything happens for a reason.” Now maybe I was too sad, angry, or bitter to be thinking clearly but it suddenly dawned on me how stupid that saying sounds. Of course everything happens for a reason. My Grandpa died because the other driver wasn’t paying attention; simple as that. Now my great aun

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    Bostcastle

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    MONTSERRAT Montserrat is approximately 16km long and 11 km wide. It is located in the Caribbean Sea towards the south east of Puerto Rico and south west of Antigua. Montserrat is located on the plate boundary of the Caribbean plate and Atlantic plate. This is an uncertain plate boundary but is known as a destructive plate boundary. This destructive margin has formed because the Atlantic plate is oceanic crust and the Caribbean plate is continental crust. Atlantic plate is heaver and denser, and the convection currents are pulling the plate into the mantle as

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    Earthquakes

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    Introduction With recent disasters involving tsunamis and earthquakes, along with other disasters, people begin to wonder if these are related. This is a big question because it was first thought that this was just coincidence, with no relation between the disasters. With more and more instances of situtations like this, scientists began to wonder and investigate. Earthquakes can devistate cities and maybe even countries, but what makes them so dangerous and why are people so afraid? So here is the big question: Are earthquakes and other natural disasters related? Mass amounts of dat

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    Volcanoes

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    A summary of the three different types of volcanoes -- the composite volcano, the shield volcano, and the cinder cone volcano. All volcanoes have different shapes, sizes, and types of eruptions. When magma beneath the Earth's surface is forced up through any opening in Earth's crust, it is called a volcano. Some pour or explode molten rock, ash, cinders, and poisonous gases. Volcanoes are also types of mountains made up of hardened layers of lava and cinders. There are three general types of volcanoes: the composite volcano, the shield volcano, and the cinder cone. The composite volcan

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    Earthquake

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    The location and movement of swarms of tremors indicate the movement of magma through the volcano. Continuous records of seismic and tiltmeter (a device that measures ground tilting) data are maintained at U.S. Geological Survey volcano observatories in Hawaii, Alaska, California, and the Cascades, where study of these records enables specialists to make short-range predictions of volcanic eruptions. These warnings have been especially effective in Alaska, where the imminent eruption of a volcano requires the rerouting of international air traffic to enable airplanes to avoid volcanic clouds.

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    Learning About Earthquakes

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    Erathquakes Would you like to learn about an earthquake? Than this is just for you. We'll tell you about what an earthquake is,who descoverd it,when it happends, were dose the earthquake happen and why it happens. First of all i'll tell you who descoverd it. It was 1962 a man named Henry Petter and his wife Lily were on an expidition to find hiden tresuer.As they were walking along a high pee

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    Love The Terrible Is It

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    Why is love so dangerous? Living is easy…Enjoying it is hard. There are many reasons for a person to say life is cruel, but what is the most hurting and lethal thing? What’s the most dangerous thing that can happen to a man? Science says that anything you can’t measure can’t be controlled. They measure light, sound …and now they are controlling it as they want. But really what if you can’t control something? Love is a miracle, they cannot make it happen, they cannot copy it or replicate it ….its truly a miracle. It comes by it self, it doesn’t need an invitation… The only thing you can’

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    Eruption And Deposition Of The Fisher Tuff Alaska

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    Eruption and Deposition of the Fisher Tuff (Alaska): Fisher Tuff (Unimak Island, Alaska) was looked at very closely to evaluate whether deposition from expanded turbulent clouds. Studying 89 Tuff sites and sieved bulk samples from 27 sites. Tuff consists of a very complex sequence of deposits that record development of the eruption. The falls and flows that were mainly deposited to the north and northwest of caldera, This also includes those in valleys within the Tugamak range. When the flow runs into a mountain range the air was blocked, but the turbulent cloud continued. They examined

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    Lesson

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    On December 26, 2004, series tsunamis were developed by an underwater earthquake in Indian Ocean, killing more than 225,000 people along the coast of Indian Ocean and around 1.5 million people were left homeless, with a magnitude of between 9.1 and 9.3, and the waves up to one hundred feet, it is the second largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph, and it was one of natural disasters in history. But one of the Southern Thailand beaches was saved by, an angel, a British school girl. Tilly Smith, a British school girl was being hailed as a hero after saving nearly one hundred foreign

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    Tsunamis

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    Frog swimming anim.gif (6487 bytes) Tsunami, also known as seismic sea waves, are caused by sudden changes in the seafloor, generally earthquakes and more rarely large landslides. Tsunami are sometimes mistakenly called "tidal waves", but they are not caused by tidal action. Not all earthquakes are tsunami-genic (generate tsunami); to generate a tsunami, the earthquake must occur under or near the ocean, be large, and create vertical movements of the seafloor. It is thought that tsunami-genic earthquakes release their energy over a couple of minutes, much more slowly than the sudden lurc

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    What Is An Earthquake

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    WHAT IS AN EARTHQUAKE? An earthquake is a tremor in the Earth's crust, caused by movements below its surface. Earthquakes can vary widely in intensity from seismic activity which is barely detectable using sophisticated devices, to devastating earthquakes which can level cities and trigger tsunamis and sometimes even volcanic activity. The study of earthquakes is known as seismology, a word derived from a Greek word meaning “to shake.” The Earth's outer layer, or crust, is composed of two sections: the lithosphere, a Greek word meaning “rocky sphere,” and the athenosphere, a thick layer of

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    Earthquakes

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    Earthquakes Earthquakes are one of the numerous natural disasters that humans experience on the planet earth. They are caused by plate movement on the crust of the earth when tension between the rocks causes them to slip therefore creating seismic waves. Earthquakes happen beneath the earth’s surface all the time however, most of the tremors are too small to be felt on the surface. Nevertheless, sometimes large quakes do occur and are felt by people on the surface. Some are just shakes that a few seconds that do not cause much damage and are overall just frighten people. But, there are times

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    Landform Study

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    In this chapter we learn about the structure of the Earth, yet noting the four main layers. Those four layers starting from the center of the Earth are as follows; the solid inner core, the liquid outer core, the mantle, and the crust. There are three sub layers yet two key elemnts to the mantle one being the lithosphere and asthenosphere. The uppermost zone is thin but hard and rigid while extending to a depth of 65 to 100 kilometers this area is known as the lithosphere. The asthenosphere is set at a depth of 350 kilometers a zone where rocks are so heat that they lose much of their form a

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    History

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    Naturally occurring earthquakes Fault types Tectonic earthquakes will occur anywhere within the earth where there is sufficient stored elastic strain energy to drive fracture propagation along a fault plane. In the case of transform or convergent type plate boundaries, which form the largest fault surfaces on earth, they will move past each other smoothly and aseismically only if there are no irregularities or asperities along the boundary that increase the frictional resistance. Most boundaries do have such asperities and this leads to a form of stick-slip behaviour. Once the boundary has

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    Visual Images

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    Essay prompt -/ Visual images have the power to inspire thought, evoke emotion, create mood, and even make political statements. The most inspiration image I happen to see was while watching the Haiti Relief Effort in January 2010. I was moved by the appalling images of the devastation and destruction that happen in Port au Prince. As a teenager living near the San Andreas Fault line, I experienced some minor earthquakes that shook furniture and caused only minor damage. I never understood what actually happen to a person who experiences a tragic natural disaster. Lastly, the earthquak

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    San Francisco Earthquake

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    At the start of the twentieth century, the city of San Francisco, California was a thriving boomtown. The people of the city believed that this century would be a time of hope and prosperity. With a newly developed culture focusing on literature, photography, music, and entertainment, people are drawn to the beautiful location, climate, and opportunities that the city has to offer. With a population of 400,000, San Francisco is considered to be the largest city in California. Even though San Francisco had experienced a few earthquakes and fires prior to the twentieth century, people chose

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    Spiritual Poempoem

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    TAKING OFFENSE There is immense wisdom in the old proverb, "He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty." Hannah 27 More said, "If I wished to punish my enemy, I should make him hate somebody." To punish ourselves for others' faults, is superlative 30 folly. The mental arrow shot from another's bow is 1 practically harmless, unless our own thought barbs it. It is our pride that makes another's criticism rankle, our 3 self-will that makes another's deed offensive, our egotism that feels hurt by another's self-assertion. Well may we feel wounded

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    War With Education

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    The film “Stand and Deliver” is about a Tech Sector named Mr. Jamie Escalante who, Leaves his job to become an dedicated but underpaid computer teacher in a under achieving High school in East Los Angeles but. Because of low funds he is forced to teach a math class of Eighteen troubled students, who he sees great potential in so he inspires them to learn and Take the AP calculus test. In the results of all their hard work and, Mr. Escalante’s unorthodox Yet effective teaching methods all eighteen students developed a great amount of self-esteem In themselves and passed the test an

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    Humanitarian Logistics

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    Allison Wislie SCMG 472 Global Transportation & Logistics Humanitarian Logistics Research Paper December 2nd, 2010 This past January, an estimated three million people were affected by a catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. Thousands of people lost their lives and many of the survivors needed immediate medical attention. Much of the country’s infrastructure was destroyed. Due the damage of central infrastructure such as shelters and hospitals, finding relief for these countless victims was not an easy task. Unfortunately, natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, hurrica

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    News

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    Experts say tsunami warning systems often don't help those most at risk Published: Friday, October 29, 2010 | 2:44 PM ET Canadian Press Kristen Gelineau,Tim Sullivan, The Associated Press MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia - Costly warning systems installed across Asia since the deadly 2004 tsunami did nothing to save villagers on these remote Indonesian islands who saw homes and loved ones swept away by a giant wave this week. Such systems can be effective for people living hours away from where a tsunami is forged but are often unable to help those most at risk. Officials say a 10-foot (th

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    Richter Scale Math

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    Cody Walters 11/29/1010 Math 144 Earthquake Intensity and the Richter Scale Earthquakes occur due to the activity of forces, energy, stored deep within the Earth's interior. These forces are constantly affecting the surface of the Earth, forming mountains, valleys, ridges etc. When the energy stored within the Earth is suddenly released, for example by shearing movements along faults in the crust of the Earth, an earthquake results. The area of the fault where the sudden rupture takes place is called the focus point or hypocenter. The point on the Earth's surface directly above the hypoce

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    Natural Disasters

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    Floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes can be devastating. Even more devastating are the consequences of not being fully prepared. Below are some of the general suggestions for disaster preparedness. Always keep a supply of food and water available. Choose foods which do not require cooking or refrigeration. Also keep on hand covered containers which may be used to store fresh water. After a flood, discard any food that may have come in contact with flood water. Boil any water for ten minutes before using. Always keep a battery-powered radio to keep abreast of any warnings or weat

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    Decisions In Paradise Part 1

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    Decisions in Paradise Part 1 Jere Caden MGT/350 January 4, 2010 Dr. David R. Smythe, DM, PHR Decisions in Paradise Part 1 Sitting off the east coast of Australia, sits a small island called Kava. Kava is part of the Soloman islands that are in the South Pacific region of the world. Since the second world war which ended in 1945, Kava has seen a major increase in non-indigenous (Americans) move into the area and settle with the rest of the indigenous South Pacific tribes such as Asians ( Chinese primarily), Africans, French, and Spanish. The economy of Kava is supported through the ex

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    Choose One Named Are Of The World And Explain Why

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    Choose one named are of the world and explain why it is considered a disaster hotspot? The Philippines is considered a disaster hotspot, susceptible to volcanoes, earthquakes, typhoons, tsunamis and floods. The Philippines in very vulnerable to hazards as poverty and human development is so variable; in outlying areas and small islands. Increasing urbanisation can add to earthquake and typhoon vulnerability. Physical factors have also affected the vulnerability of The Philippines, such as slopes, increase land degradation and deforestation have increased susceptibility to secondary hazards s

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