This is an analysis on what is known to be the largest earthquake and biggest tsunami ever to hit Japan on March 11, 2011. The earthquake and tsunami Japans coast lies in ruins after the earthquake hit followed by the tsunami picking up everything in its path like cars, houses, and warehouses. Seismometers, strain gages, and title gages records the disaster. P-waves travel at four miles a second and within seconds warnings flash across the country. The S-waves shake the ground making earthquakes so damaging and the reactor core is shut down (Kerger, 2011.
1984- Toxic fumes leaking from pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kill at least 6,000 people and injured 50,000-60,000. 1985- Scientists discover annual seasonal thinning of the ozone layer above Antarctica. 1986- Explosion of Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. 1987- Montreal protocol to have emissions of ozone-depleting CFC’s signed by 24 countries. 1990- National Environmental Education Act authorizes funding of environmental education programs at elementary and secondary school level.
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 12:00pm PDT by JONATHAN NETTLER Architecture, South Asia 5 1 0 As the death tool passes 300 from the horrific collapse of an 8-story garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, thoughts turn to New York City's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911. Can some good follow this disaster, as it did in New York? The nototrious Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire was New York City's second deadliest disaster until the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001. It was also the instigation for significant reforms in working conditions and building safety. According to Wikipedia, as a result of the fire that killed 146 garment workers, "[n]ew laws mandated better building access and egress, fireproofing requirements, the availability of fire extinguishers, the installation of alarm systems and automatic sprinklers, better eating and toilet facilities for workers, and limited the number of hours that women and children could work."
Oregon State Capitol Jessica Ridderbusch Arts/100 11/26/2012 Doris Doyon `Oregon State Capitol After a lot of thought and consideration of the different buildings and attractions here in the Willamette Valley, I have decided to discuss our very own State Capitol. On the night of April 25, 1935, the capitol was destroyed by a fire that speeds quickly from the bottom story up through dome-supporting column shafts. An investigation determined that the fire was accidental and that it originated in the storeroom-service area in the basement of the east entrance wing. Officials wasted no time preparing plans for the new building. The Designed by Francis Keally with the New York firm of Trowbridge & Livingston and dedicated on October 1,
Lake Nyos is a crater lake located in northwestern Cameroon, about 315 kilometers from Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital city. Lake Nyos, which is over 200 meters deep and occupies an area of about 1.5 square kilometers, is situated within the Oku Volcanic Field, a group of volcanoes on the Cameroon Volcanic Line. On August 21, 1986 a disaster struck the villages of Nyos, Kam, Cha, and Subum. Almost 1,700 people, along with thousands of cattle and virtually all wildlife, were found dead, with no obvious cause of death. Scientists from around the world flocked to the valley villages to uncover the mystery behind the massive loss of life, both human and other.
Up to 40.5 m (133 ft) in Miyako, Iwate, Tōhoku Landslides Yes Foreshocks 7 Aftershocks 1,235 Casualties 15,844 deaths, 5,893 injured, 3,394 people missing The 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku (東北地方太平洋沖地震, Tōhoku-chihō Taiheiyō Oki Jishin? ), also known as the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, or the Great East Japan Earthquake,[fn 1] was a magnitude 9.0 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday, 11 March 2011, with the epicenter approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku and the hypocenter at an underwater depth of approximately 32 km (20 mi).  It was the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit Japan, and one of the five most powerful earthquakes in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900.  The earthquake triggered powerful
The Chernobyl accident that took place in 1986 is worst ever nuclear disaster faced by mankind. The accident that took place on April, 1986 is the result of a flawed reactor design and incompetent personals that were not properly trained. As a result of the accident, extremely harmful and toxic radioactive elements were released into the environment, the fallout of which is felt even to this day. The accident had tremendous health, economic, social and environmental consequences and it severely affected the lives of a huge section of population in the countries of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. The main radioactive elements that cause maximum damage to the affected population were iodine-131 and caesium-137.
Joshua Long 10/2/2011 English 101 “Informative Essay” Subject: “Chernobyl Disaster” Draft: 1.0 The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine (officially Ukrainian SSR), which was under the direct jurisdiction of the central Moscow's authorities. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere, which spread over much of Western USSR and Europe. It is considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, and is one of only two classified as a level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale (the other being the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster). The battle to contain the contamination and avert a greater catastrophe ultimately involved over 500,000 workers and cost an estimated 18 billion rubles, crippling the Soviet economy. The immediate aftermath of the reactor meltdown is seen here, this picture being taken a few days after the incident The battle to contain the contamination and avert a greater catastrophe ultimately involved over 500,000 workers and cost an estimated 18 billion rubles, crippling the Soviet economy.
DISASTER | BACKGROUND | SHORT TERM SOCIAL | LONG TERM SOCIAL | SHORT TERM ECONOMIC | LONG TERM ECONOMIC | SHORT TERM PHYSICAL | LONG TERM PHYSICAL | IMMEDIATE RESPONSE | LONG TERM RESPONSE | Mount Nyiragongo Volcanic Eruption 2002 | * Active stratovolcano in East African Rift DRC * 3470m high with 2km wide crater and lava lake inside * Proximal to towns of Goma & Lake Kivu * Eruption 17 Jan 2002 * Several months before was increase in seismic and fumarolic activity. Many stayed near site due to lack of education * 13 km fissure south side * UN scientists lead 400000 evac | * Goma split into 2 by lava flows * 4500 (40%) buildings destroyed * 120000 homeless * 14 villages destroyed * 2 hospitals destroyed | * 400000 fled, over half to Rwandan border * Looting in Goma after people left * Cholera outbreak at refugee camp as no clean water or electricity * Death toll: 147 * Water treatment plant destroyed not helping | * Lava crossed the runway at Goma meaning airport was unusable * Destruction of crops was bad for local economy as only real mean of income * 80% of economic area destroyed | * Attracts more volcanologists to the area and adding a tiny amount of money to local economy. Most stay enclosed within labs and round the volcano | * Land around volcano was ruined – a fifth of Goma | * Formation of a lava lake within the crater with constant eruptions now | * The destruction of the runway meant no big aircrafts could deliver aid * UN supplied 220 tonnes of aid to refugees * Poor infrastructure meant aid could not make it to most vulnerable * Fears of endemics like cholera and diarrhoea just avoided * Goma volcano Observation was updated with help from international community hopefully reducing the chance of a repeat event | Mount St Helens Volcanic Eruption 1980 | * Active stratovolcano in
The Great Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011 On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Japan and sent a thirty-three foot tsunami raging down the coast to devastate their towns even further. To make matters even worse, the earthquake also triggered a nuclear emergency that has been compared to the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. (McCurry, 1) This earthquake was the worst earthquake in Japan’s recorded history. (McCurry, 1) It would not be surprising if people will still talk about it for centuries to come. The earthquake began off of the north-eastern coast of Honshu and caused catastrophic damage.