Essays Tagged: "earthquakes"

The forever shifting earth

e mantle drives plates around either against or away from each other. These collisions give rise to earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains, and continental drift. The crashing and spreading of the plates f ... elling of magma; convergent boundaries where the plates collide producing mountains, volcanoes, and earthquakes; and transform boundaries -- lateral movement. Transform plates are caused by fracture z ...

(11 pages) 225 0 5.0 Dec/1995

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

This essay is about Mt. Saint Helens erruption.

5.1 magnitude quake struck one mile below the mountain. While there had been literally hundreds of earthquakes at the mountain since March 20th, the unstable north face could not have another one it. ...

(1 pages) 49 1 3.7 Jun/2002

Subjects: Science Essays

Nature is the strongest force; We can not tame it.

damage and destruction in many ways. These include storms, tornadoes, cyclones, floods, bush fires, earthquakes, droughts, landslides, blizzards, etc, etc. Most of these cause immense damage which we, ...

(3 pages) 57 0 4.3 Jul/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

An identification of the Meers Fault - location and statistics -- current info

e Meers Fault. The seismograph is able to feel movement in the Earth from far away. It has recorded earthquakes in the Indian Ocean, which is more than 10,300 miles away from Meers. The seismograph ha ... n. But, speaking geologically, 1,500 - 2,000 years is quite recent. New studies are suggesting that earthquakes occur in the Meers fault at very long intervals. Some say it could be another thousand y ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.8 Aug/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences


are connected by the Tipitapa River. A chain of volcanoes, which are a contributory cause of local earthquakes, rises between the lakes and the Pacific coast. In the east, the Caribbean coastal plain ...

(4 pages) 82 0 4.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Earthquakes, Seeing Into The Furture

Earthquakes have plagued our lives for as long as people have inhabited the earth. These dangerous a ... successful earthquake prediction was made and was accurate. This paper will discuss a little about earthquakes in general and then about how predictions are made.Earthquake, "vibrations produced in t ... ge of the strength and behavior of construction materials subjected to strain, Mallet proposed that earthquakes occurred "either by sudden flexure and constraint of the elastic materials forming a por ...

(5 pages) 149 0 4.6 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

"A Discussion On Earthquakes"

Perhaps Mother Nature offers no greater force than that of the earthquake. Across the span of time, earthquakes have been recorded for their incredible destructive forces, and their abilities to awe m ... ir incredible destructive forces, and their abilities to awe mankind with their unparalleled force. Earthquakes can often strike without any notice, leveling large cities and killing scores of innocen ...

(5 pages) 138 1 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

This is a project on Landslides

y the bottom. The loose soil can be set off by things like mine explosions, thunder, traffic noise, earthquakes, machinery, ice etc. If the soil or rocks are weak enough any of these things could star ...

(1 pages) 47 0 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

The Kobe earthquake.

ilippine. Kobe is also located right under parts of the fault that was already broken down from big earthquakes in 1944 and 1946, so it would have more possibilities to have an earthquake. Kobe is als ... strike-slip faults. The strike-slip fault is a movement in the crust going up and down which causes earthquakes. The land moved 7 in. horizontally, and 4 in. vertically at the earthquake. The aftersho ...

(2 pages) 63 0 4.1 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Several aspects to the plague that reveal its severity are the cause of the plague, its social and religious effects, and its influence over the population.

become poisonous and toxic.2.Highly unlikely theory on the basis of astrology.C.Scientists claimed earthquakes caused toxic fumes to come from the center of the earth.1.This made contaminated air tha ... tion of the plague that scientists offered was environmental factors. These scientists thought that earthquakes caused toxic fumes to come from the center of the earth (Gottfried 110), which, again, b ...

(7 pages) 138 0 4.7 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Plate Tectonics.

differently, and large, sized plates. The size and position of these plates change over time due to earthquakes, the plates colliding, etc, but we will explain this later. The hypothesis of continenta ... ese plates, and where they move against each other, are sites of intense geologic activity, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains being formed.Plate tectonics is a combination of two earlier i ...

(3 pages) 142 1 2.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

Brazil: National Context.

the coast. Temperate climate is found in the south and on the higher lands. The nation is free from earthquakes, hurricanes and cyclones, but rainstorms, drought and frost occasionally cause considera ...

(13 pages) 266 0 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

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

was obvious on the north flank of the volcano. Seismicity continued into May, with fewer but larger earthquakes, and phreatic activity was intermittent.5An earthquake registering 5.1 on the Richter sc ...

(3 pages) 67 1 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

This essay is about san Francisco and its earthquakes It includes: Introduction, how they happen and famous earthquakes

SAN FRANCISCO REPORTIntroductionThis report in on San Francisco and its earthquakes. San Francisco has a history of famous earthquakes including 1906 and 1989. This report ... Francisco has a history of famous earthquakes including 1906 and 1989. This report is about the way Earthquakes work, how Earthquakes have been handled in the past and how we can protect and prepare f ... how Earthquakes have been handled in the past and how we can protect and prepare for the future.How Earthquakes happen and where they occurEarthquakes perform when to plates rub together. California l ...

(2 pages) 69 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

My group was the earthquake group. I had six members in my group, none of which I remember except myself. Our group never divided up jobs.

Earthquakes        My group was the earthquake group. I had six members in my gro ... newspapers, and typed the reference sheet.        From my research I learned that earthquakes can simply be defined as a naturally induced shaking of the ground caused by the fractur ... und caused by the fracture and sliding of rocks within the earth's crust. There are at least 6,000 earthquakes detected throughout the world each year. Many people have heard about or experienced fi ...

(3 pages) 56 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education


Earthquakes are happening almost everyday all over the world. Most of the time earthquakes are not s ... r factor in determining where an earthquake will happen. It is these faults that are the reason for earthquakes. The type of fault will also determine how often an earthquake will happen.A mid-ocean r ... in the divergent boundary.It is these normal faults that are the cause and therefore the origin of earthquakes at divergent boundaries. When the tension pulling apart the two plates becomes too much ...

(6 pages) 143 0 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Emerson's true intention of Nature

Lightning strikes, tornadoes destroy, rain floods, and earthquakes crumble. These are some of the disastrous, yet beautiful qualities of nature. Ralph Wald ...

(3 pages) 51 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Evil's Problem

creatures. Murder, rape and theft are examples. Natural evil results from natural processes such as earthquakes and floods. Of course, sometimes the two are intermingled, such as when flooding results ...

(2 pages) 59 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Speech on Minoan Legends

ros so far. The first palace centers and the settlements of Crete were reduced to ruins possibly by earthquakes this shuned in the dawn of the 2nd palace period. Minoan Civilization reached its zenith ...

(6 pages) 43 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The maya-the culture and the fall of the empire

ne in the 8th and 9th centuries A.D. Most of the cities of the central lowlands had been abandoned. Earthquakes, invasions by outsiders, famine, warfare, and drought have all been suggested as possibl ...

(1 pages) 59 3 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History