Essays Tagged: "richter scale"

The Earthquakes of 1811 and 1812 in the Mississippi River Valley

ree largest quakes in the contiguous US, this particular quakeregistered an 8.0 in magnitude on the Richter scale. There was a second quake onFebruary 7, 1812 which registered 8.2 (http://wwwneic.cr.u ...

(4 pages) 75 0 4.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Kobe earthquake.

Specific Geological causes:The magnitude of the Hanshin earthquake is 7.2 on the Richter scale. The epicenter is 34.6 N 135.0E Awajishima Island, 20 miles south of Kobe and the focu ...

(2 pages) 63 0 4.1 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Discription of the Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964. Including the Environmental science that caused it to happen.

an earthquake shook Anchorage Alaska. It was 5:36 P.M. local time. The quake registered 8.6 on the Richter scale, although scientists now favor a different magnitude scale for very lage quakes that s ... American plates. In the first day there were 11 aftershocks with magnitude greater than 6.0 on the Richter scale. Smaller aftershocks continued for more than a year afterward.4There was a lot of exci ...

(3 pages) 91 1 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Role of Plate Tectonics, In Natural Disasters on the West Coast: How the Great Alaskian Earthquake, Eruprion of Mt. St. Hellens, and the Loma Prieta Earthquake are connected.

an earthquake shook Anchorage Alaska. It was 5:36 P.M. local time. The quake registered 8.6 on the Richter scale, although scientists now favor a different magnitude scale for very lage quakes that s ... American plates. In the first day there were 11 aftershocks with magnitude greater than 6.0 on the Richter scale. Smaller aftershocks continued for more than a year afterward.4There was a lot of exci ...

(8 pages) 157 5 4.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

A short report on the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens. All vital facts and a bibliography included.

ut larger earthquakes, and phreatic activity was intermittent.5An earthquake registering 5.1 on the Richter scale occurred on May 18, 1980 at 8:32 A.M. This struck beneath the Mt. Saint Helens volcano ...

(3 pages) 67 1 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Factual information abut EArthquakes... How do they originate? Might want to find out what makes them eventually stop... There are alot of scientific terms used, you m ay want to look up ....

a city around a lot of buildings, it would have a big mercalli rating. The other scale is called a richter scale. It measures the power and the vibration of the earthquake. If there was an earthquake ... nd the vibration of the earthquake. If there was an earthquake out in the middle of a desert with a richter scale rating it would have a small mercalli rating because there wasn't any damage.The epice ...

(1 pages) 37 0 4.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Chillean Earthquake

1960 a massive Earthquake devastated the small country of Chile, the earthquake measured 9.5 on the Richter scale. More than 2,000 people were killed, 3,000 injured, 2,000,000 homeless, and $550 milli ...

(1 pages) 35 2 2.8 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

The 1906 San Francisco Fire and Earthquake

"Just after 5 A.M. on April 18, 1906, an earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale ripped through sleeping San Francisco toppling buildings, exploding gas mains, and tra ... e pavement and into the basement, killing and burying most of them outright." (Klages) In 1906 the Richter Scale was not yet in use. Instead Seismologists used the Rossi-Forel scale, which measured e ...

(7 pages) 30 0 4.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Eruption of Mt. Saint Helens in 1980

had pressured it. The pressure had been released in the year of 1980 and marked magnitude 5 on the Richter scale. By the earthquake, the magma rises to the surface of the earth and causes an eruption ... ivity happened on March 27th. On March 20th, there was a minor earthquake which measured 4.1 on the Richter scale. There were many more tremors until the 27th of March when there was a small eruption ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Newspaper article: What Is It Like To Live In One Of The World's "Hot Spots" ?

ople in parts of south East Asia had a very unwanted surprise. An earthquake that measured 8 on the Richter scale was an abrupt wake up call to everyone. The epicenter of the earthquake was nearest to ...

(4 pages) 37 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Newcastle Earthquake Case Study

MagnitudeThe magnitude of the Newcastle earthquake was 5.6 on the Richter scale, which is a moderate earthquake in comparison to other major earthquakes in the world. ... rthquake in 1968 was much bigger then the Newcastle earthquake in 1989 at a magnitude of 6.8 in the Richter scale but did not cause as much damage because Meckering's population was tiny with only app ...

(2 pages) 19 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Earthquakes

or earthquakes, In 1906 a Earthquake happened in San Francisco California which measured 7.8 on the richter scale. This earthquake was devastating to the city, mainly due to fires caused by broken nat ...

(3 pages) 38 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

The Volcano eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philipines. Short, concise and to the point.

do-Australian Plate.One year before, on the 16th of July 1990 an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 Richter scale struck 60 miles (100 kilometres) northeast of Mount Pinatubo on the island of Luzon on ...

(6 pages) 19 0 3.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Natural Disasters

the amount of pressure builds. An eventual earthquake is inevitable. When the earthquake hits, the Richter scale will record it as one of the most destructive in recorded history. Since most of Calif ...

(3 pages) 43 0 3.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Sacramento Levees: Potential Flood Threat

in Sacramento. An earthquake could cause the weak levees to collapse. "A big quake, say 6.5 on the Richter scale, would 'liquefy' the levees" (Aston, 36). A very long and wet winter, which would crea ...

(5 pages) 2012 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Tsunami of Newfoundland

ake took place in the Atlantic Ocean. It happened 400 kilometres from St. John's and was 7.2 on the Richter scale. While the earthquake took place in the ocean floor, people living in southern Newfoun ...

(3 pages) 889 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science