Investigate five earthquakes that have occurred over the past 100 years.  Tell where they occurred, what kind of damage occurred and how it effects the landscape.  Make sure to include all of this info for each quake you investigate. 

Use the internet to look up earthquakes (link below)

List of earthquakes



 


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Izzy S
10/05/2011 10:13

1 . Parkfield California . It happened September 28 , 2004 . A Magnitude 6.0 came at 10:15 in the morning . It caused very bad damage to city's and much landscape was ruined .

2 . Michoacan In Mexican city . June 7 , 1911 . Magnitude of 7.6 . 45 people died , and 119 houses were ruined .

3 . San Fermin , Puerto Rico . October 11 , 1918 . Had A magnitude of 7.5 at 10:14 am . The earthquake triggered a tsunami . The damage was about 4million in property . The damage was big .

4 . Pleasant Valley , Nevada . October 3 , 1915 . There was very little property damage .

5 . Kamchatka Peninsula , Russia . February 4 , 1923 . Magnitude of 8.3 . Triggered a 8 meter tsunami . There was a lot of damage to the area .

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knight
10/05/2011 10:15

1.It occurred in Alaska September 2, 2011 at 1:55 AM.The quake triggered a tsunami warning for Alaska but was cancelled an hour later.

2.It occurred on Gulf of Mexico on September 10, 2006, about 250 miles west-southwest of Anna Maria, Florida around 10:56 AM.There were no reports of major damages or casualties

3.San Simeon on December 22, 2003.it occurred on the Oceanic fault zone in the Santa Lucia Mountains. It was caused by reverse faulting

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Blake S.
10/05/2011 11:03

The largest recorded earthquake in California was the 1857 Fort Tejon earthquake, with an estimated magnitude of 8.0. The most destructive earthquake to date was the 7.9 magnitude 1906 San Francisco earthquake, in which over 3000 people perished in the earthquake and the fires that followed. On November 9, 1701 severe destruction occurred and part of the area along the north shore of the Tiburon Peninsula from Logane to Petit Goave sank into the sea. Destructive earthquakes originating from the Oriente fault occurred in 1766. A strong quake partially destroyed the church in Santiago in 1783

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Jordan B.
10/05/2011 12:15

2011 Tokai, Japan Earthquake- This earthquake was so massive, it moved the country 12 feet.


June 2011, Christchurch, New Zealand- This earthquake cause over 200 deaths and it was a 7.6 on the ricterscale.



2011 Gulf of cadiz, Spain- This earthquake was a 7.2 on the ricterscale and cause a widespread destruction.


2010 Hati- This was one of the bigest earthquakes in the whole world. It was a terrible 8.0 on the ricterscale.


2008 Iceland earthquake- It was a 6.3 on the ricterscale.

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Max D.
10/05/2011 12:15

2011 Tokai, Japan Earthquake- This earthquake was so massive, it moved the country 12 feet.


June 2011, Christchurch, New Zealand- This earthquake cause over 200 deaths and it was a 7.6 on the ricterscale.



2011 Gulf of cadiz, Spain- This earthquake was a 7.2 on the ricterscale and cause a widespread destruction.


2010 Hati- This was one of the bigest earthquakes in the whole world. It was a terrible 8.0 on the ricterscale.


2008 Iceland earthquake- It was a 6.3 on the ricterscale.

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Kala B.
10/05/2011 14:29

Today I was learning about the Tectonic plates and Earthquakes and the first Earthquake is the one that was located in Messina ,Italy:December 28,1908 when the earthquake ended after 30 to 40 seconds 91% of the structures in Messina were destroyed and some 70,000 residents were killed.The earthquake was caused by normal faulting between plates. Italy sits along the boundary zone of the African Continental plate and this plate is pushes against the seafloor underneath Europe at a rate of 1-inch (25 mm) per year.Another earthquake is the Haiyuan, China: 1920 it occurred on December 16 this earthquake what now is is called the 1920 Gansu earthquake killed about 235,502 people and during that a A landslide buried the village of Sujiahe in Xiji County. More than 30,000 people were killed in Guyuan County.The next earth quake is Ashgabat, Turkey: 1948 this earthquake killed over 110,000 deaths.The next earthquake is located in Pakistan: 2005 this earth quake known as Azad Kashmir ccurred at 08:52:37 and after the earthquake As the 8 November, the government of Pakistan's official death toll was 75,000. The earthquake also affected countries in the surrounding region where tremors were felt in Tajikistan, western China; while officials say nearly 1,400 people.The severity of the damage caused by the earthquake is attributed to severe upthrust.The last earthquake is Sichuan, China: 2008 this earthquake occurred at 14:28:01 CST (06:28 UTC) on Monday, May 12, 2008 this quake killed about 68,000 people and 374,176 injured, with 18,222 listed as missing.The earthquake left about 4.8 million people homeless, though the number could be as high as 11 million. Approximately 15 million people lived in the affected area.And those are the earthquakes that I learned today.

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david b
10/10/2011 06:04

point 1

December 26, 2004 00:58 off west coast northern Sumatra, Indonesia
see 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake 3.30 95.87 230,000 9.1,The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea megathrust earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on Sunday, December 26, 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The quake itself is known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake.[3][4] The resulting tsunami is given various names, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, South Asian Tsunami, Indonesian Tsunami, and Boxing Day Tsunami.

The earthquake was caused by subduction and triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the coasts of most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing over 230,000 people in fourteen countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters (98 ft) high.[5] It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. Indonesia was the hardest hit, followed by Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand


point 2
September 12, 2007 11:10 Sumatra, Indonesia
see September 2007 Sumatra earthquakes -4.517 101.382 25 (total) 8.5,Many buildings collapsed on the west coast of Sumatra. At least 25 dead, and over a hundred injured. Tsunami alert issued for the entire Indian Ocean region.


Point 3
December 26, 2006 12:26 91 km (57 mi) SSE of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
see 2006 Hengchun earthquake 21.818 120.534 2 7.1 . And the Phone service & Internet service interrupted; three buildings destroyed; magnitude 6.9 aftershock struck eight minutes later.


April 1, 2007 20:39 Solomon Islands
see 2007 Solomon Islands earthquake -8.474 156.950 52 8.1. Followed by a magnitude 6.7 aftershock. Tsunami destroyed at least 60 buildings and left at least 2,000 people homeless

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Tyler M
10/10/2011 09:17

Long Beach earthquake.took place on March 10, 1933.the earthquake magnitude was 6.4, causing widespread damage to buildings throughout Southern California
The 1959 Yellowstone earthquake.it was a powerful earthquake that occurred on August 17, 1959.The earthquake was registered at magnitude 7.3, caused over 28 fatalities and left $11 million.
The 2002 Denali earthquake occurred at November 3, 2002.. This 7.9 earthquake was the largest recorded in the interior of the United States.
The 2003 San Simeon Earthquake was a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on the Central Coast of California.The most violent ground movement occurred within 50 miles of the epicenter, though the earthquake was felt as far away as Los Angeles.
The 2011 Alaska Earthquake was a magnitude 6.8.that occurred on September 2, 2011.The quake triggered a tsunami warning for Alaska but was cancelled an hour later.

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Emma S
10/11/2011 07:36

1. On Nov. 25th,1833 in Sumatra, Indonesia an earthquake occurred. It happened at 22:00 local time. The magnitude was 8.8. The damage was very scarce.

2. On March 26 1872 at Lone Pine, California the earthquake hit on Tuesday at 2:35 am. The magnitude was about a 7.6. The earthquake caused 52-59 houses to be blown down. It caused a $250.000 of property loss.

3. On October 3rd 1915 located at Pleasant Valley, Nevada got hit by an earthquake. The magnitude was about a 7.1. It destroyed two adobe houses.It cracked a lot of concrete.

4. On April 14th, 1995 an earthquake occurred located in Western Texas. The magnitude was about 5.6. The damage report were two injuries and a very slight one too.

5. Located at Alum Rock in the state of Oregon there was an earthquake that was rated 5.6 of the magnitude scale. The damage was very minor. It just knocked down stuff off of shelves. This earthquake happened on Oct. 30th, 2007.

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Cody N
10/13/2011 10:34

1. Libson, Kingdom of Portugal. The 1755 Lisbon earthquake, took place on Saturday November 1st 1755. It killed around 60,000 people, and was a magnitude of 8.5–9.0.

2. Messina, Italy. On December 28, 1908 an earthquake of 7.1 hit Messina The ground shook for some 30 to 40 seconds, and the destruction was felt within a 300 km radius. Moments after the earthquake, a 40 feet (12 m) tsunami struck nearby coasts causing even more devastation. 93% of structures in Messina were destroyed and some 70,000 residents were killed.

3. In Edo Japan on December 31, 1703, an unknown massive earthquake hit This earthquake then resulted in a tsunami which hit the coastal areas of the Boso Peninsula and Sagami Bay. This caused more than 6,500 deaths, mostly on the Boso Peninsula. The tsunami was reported to have caused more than 100,000 deaths.

4. In Sumatra, Indonesia on September 12th 2007 a 8.5 earthquake hit. There was only 30 people killed. Aftershocks continued into 13 September and 14 September , with more earthquakes ranging up to magnitude 6.4.

5. In tokoyo, Japan March 11th 2011 a 9.0 earthquake hit. there were 16,000 deaths, well over 150,000 buildings detroyed by the tsunami. millions with no food, no water, no elictricity and fighting off radiation. and the cost is about 100 billion to rebuild.

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Tricia B.
10/23/2011 17:20

1. The Valdivia Earthquake occurred in Valdivia, Chile on May 22, 1960. There were buildings, electrical and water systems destroyed. This earthquake deepened local rivers and created wetlands.

2. The Andreanof Islands earthquake occurred in Andreanof Islands, Alaska on March 9, 1957. There was a Tsunami that caused $5,000,000 in damage. There was damage to the infrastructure.

3. The Tohoku earthquake occurred in Pacific Ocean, Tohoku region, Japan on March 11, 2011. There were a number of nuclear accidents. Destruction to the infrastructure moved Honshu 2.4 m east and shifted the Earth on its axis between 10 and 25 cm.

4. The Chile earthquake occurred in Maule, Chile on February 27, 2010. Several buildings collapsed, power outages and fires. The entire city of Concepcion was moved 3.04 meters to the left.

5. The Sumatra earthquake occurred in Sumatra, Indonesia on September 12, 2007. There were buildings that collapsed and power outages. South Pagai Island was uplifted creating six new islands and exposing submerged coral reefs.

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Steven R.
10/26/2011 09:43

1 . Parkfield California . It happened September 28 , 2004 . A Magnitude 6.0 came at 10:15 in the morning . It caused very bad damage to city's and much landscape was ruined .2. June 2011, Christchurch, New Zealand- This earthquake cause over 200 deaths and it was a 7.6 on the ricterscale.3. In Edo Japan on December 31, 1703, an unknown massive earthquake hit This earthquake then resulted in a tsunami which hit the coastal areas of the Boso Peninsula and Sagami Bay. This caused more than 6,500 deaths, mostly on the Boso Peninsula. The tsunami was reported to have caused more than 100,000 deaths.4. On April 14th, 1995 an earthquake occurred located in Western Texas. The magnitude was about 5.6. The damage report were two injuries and a very slight one too.5.April 1, 2007 20:39 Solomon Islands
see 2007 Solomon Islands earthquake -8.474 156.950 52 8.1. Followed by a magnitude 6.7 aftershock. Tsunami destroyed at least 60 buildings and left at least 2,000 people homeless

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