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...Earthquake - which is commonly referred to as the Kobe earthquake due to the fact that it took place near Kobe, one of Japan's largest and most populated cities - was one of the most devastating earthquakes to ever hit Japan. Although over ten years have passed now since this earthquake hit, it is still considered to be one of the most disastrous ever to hit Japan since the Great Kanto earthquake of 1923, and will not soon be forgotten. In due to this earthquake, more than 5,500 people were killed, with more than 26,000 left injured. The total economic loss was estimated as being approximately $200 billion USD. During this earthquake... Earthquake Impacts An earthquake is literally defined as "a sudden...
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Comparative study of earthquake disaster management in 2 countries of Iran and Japan
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...earthquake disaster management plans and schemes between Iran and Japan. Both countries, having two different society and government had experienced major turn of event brought about by the Bam earthquake in Iran and the Kobe earthquake in Japan. These events led a dramatic change in the lives of the people, more so the earthquake disaster management procedures of the two countries. We will be evaluating the earthquake disaster management procedures of the two countries after the earthquake, discern the effects of the earthquake in all aspects of society, determine the most efficient earthquake disaster management between the two countries... Comparative study of earthquake disaster management in 2...
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How do governments respond to large volcanic and earthquake disasters
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...earthquake. In other words, Taiwan had a high level of preparedness. Nearly 20% of all the world's most powerful earthquakes occur in Japan. As a result, the country is always in a high state of readiness for the next earthquake. The Kobe earthquake in 1995, which took a toll of 6400 lives made the government to formulate building regulations to counter earthquake hazards and also strengthened Japan's ability to launch a search and rescue effort. The impact of the March 11 Japan earthquake would have been far worse but for earthquake preparation of this...
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MHE503 Survey of Emergency and Disaster Mgt Module 3 Case
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...EARTHQUAKE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL The 1994 Northridge earthquake and the 1995 Kobe earthquake were similar in magnitude. However, there was significantly less damage and fewer deaths in the Northridge earthquake. Describe mitigation factors that account for the difference in impact between the two earthquakes. Upon researching on the different reports and investigations about the issues that covered the existence of KOBE and NORTHRIDGE earthquakes, it has been found that although the intensities were of the same level, the procedures of mitigation and...
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Super Frog and the Reality of Earthquake
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...earthquake could not have been prevented or averted, just as it is presently normally impossible to evade and/ or prevent earthquakes; in the short story, Frog together with the chief character successful, notwithstanding at great cost, combat the Worm that has supposedly been responsible for the quake. At this point, this could have Murakami’s honest interpretation of human collective wish to be powerful enough to combat even against forces that amount to earth quakes, and clearly win. Virtually unerringly two months after the Kobe earthquake, members of Aum Shinriko unleashed... Super Frog Saves Tokyo and Reality of Earthquakes The short story Super Frog Saves Tokyo takes you to the precipice of reason ...
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...Kobe earthquake affects majority of United States and Japan firms directly in reference to raw materials thus reducing production in a notable rate. Further, there is reduced suppliers, inflation, and mismanaged delivery schedule. To solve this problem, a sole supplier must be identified and equip warehouse to handle any delays in supply resulting from any crisis. Another problem is limited manufacturing machinery... Telecommunications Telecommunications From scholarly research, it is very possible that phone systems with the inclusion of cellularsystem can become overworked and out of order without the extensive spoilage. Most of those ways practiced in data recovery are similar to those used in...
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Medical care response in the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan
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...earthquake. She states “Seismic risk mitigation is the greatest urban policy challenge the world confronts today. If you consider that too strong a claim, try to imagine another way in which bad urban policy could kill a million people in 30 seconds”. Berlinski (2011) discusses the advantages that Japan has over most urban development in nations in that they have had past disasters from which to learn and evolve their risk mitigation. In the 1995 Kobe earthquake, she states, the losses included... ?Running Head: DISASTER MANAGEMENT Medical care response in the March 11, earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan Table of Contents Abstract Chapter One: Introduction Introduction Background History Aim and...
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Nick Leeson: An Exploration into Individual/Systemic Fraud
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...Kobe earthquake struck (Grose 13). As a result of this massive gamble and disturbing turn of events, Barings found itself in a situation where it had lost over ?827 million (Powell & Pedersen 36). Choosing to flee Singapore rather than face justice, Leeson hopped from Malaysia to Thailand and finally Germany. It was in Germany that Leeson was arrested and extradited back to Singapore to face charges. For his part in the fraud, Leeson was sentenced to 6 ? years in a Singapore prison (Clark 224). Likewise in the aftermath of this disaster, Barings, the oldest... ?Nick Leeson: An Exploration into Individual/Systemic Fraud Oftentimes, one of the best means of seeking to appreciate and understand the existing ...
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Super Frog Saves Tokyo and Reality of Earthquakes
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...earthquake could not have been prevented or averted, just as it is presently normally impossible to evade and/ or prevent earthquakes; in the short story, Frog together with the chief character successful, notwithstanding at great cost, combat the Worm that has supposedly been responsible for the quake. At this point, this could have Murakami’s honest interpretation of human collective wish to be powerful enough to combat even against forces that amount to earth quakes, and clearly win. Virtually unerringly two months after the Kobe earthquake, members of Aum Shinriko unleashed... ? Super Frog Saves Tokyo and Reality of Earthquakes The short story Super Frog Saves Tokyo takes you to the precipice of...
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Natural Disaster and Economic Growth
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...Kobe) earthquake hit Japan in the year in 1995 and it had brought tremendous damage to the country in terms of economic growth of the economy and the social structure (Christian, 2007). The city of Kobe was the worst sufferer in this disaster. Japan was already a developed nation when the disaster had stricken the country. Research by scholars acknowledges that the disaster had caused “devastating damage to the economic landscape of southern-central Japan” (Yamamura, 2013, p. 1). But, at the same time... ?Natural disaster and economic growth Literature review Natural disasters are detrimental to the economic growth of the countries that face the disaster. Although there is a rich literature on the...
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The 2011 earthquake in Japan
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...Earthquake in Japan This paper seeks to analyze the March 11, earthquake in Japan. The paper explains thefactors that were behind the occurrence of the earthquake. The paper presents a detailed explanation of these factors in relation to the location of Japan. The paper further explains the damages and the effects of the earthquake. The history of earthquakes in Japan can be explained with exceptional attention to some of the major earthquakes in Japan. The paper also discusses the special location of Japan that makes it vulnerable to earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. The 2011 Earthquake in Japan. Cause of the Earthquake. In March11, 2011, a destructive earthquake measuring 9.0... on the...
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Seismic Hazards In the Region of Japan and Indonesia
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...Earthquake (Kobe Earthquake) of 1995, which registered 7.2 on the JMA... ? A Comparative Investigation of Seismic Hazards (In the Region of Japan and Indonesia) Seismic hazards are the intrinsic natural occurrences of earthquakes and the resulting ground motion and other effects (Wang). ‘Seismic Hazard Analysis’ is the science of deriving a relationship between hazards and their frequency of occurrence. The purpose of such an analysis is to provide parameters for estimating seismic risk. The objective of this assignment is to undertake a comparative study of the seismic hazards and approaches to mitigation in two regions of our choice. For this study, we shall investigate the seismic hazards of the...
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An Opportunity for Platinum Builders Inc. to Import Seismic Base Isolation Technology from Okumura Corporation. International Persuasive Essay
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...earthquake prone regions in the world. It has found wide use in countries such as New Zealand, China and Japan. Its considerations for major use in Japan began after the Kobe earthquake of 1995. From application in small buildings mainly for testing purposes, seismic base... ? International Persuasive Essay: An Opportunity for Platinum Builders Inc. to Import Seismic Base Isolation Technology from Okumura Corporation Institution: Letter of Transmittal The Manager, Platinum Builders Inc., Dear Sir, Re: An Opportunity for Platinum Builders Inc. to Import Seismic Base Isolation Technology from Okumura Corporation Here is a proposal detailing an opportunity that Platinum Builders Inc. can tap into to develop ...
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Japanese city
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...earthquake safe part of the country until 1995 when the great Hanshin Earthquake devastated the city. Kobe is known for its delicious cakes and coffee, "row of historic houses and precious cultural assets and various other delights" (asiatravelling.net). It also boasts of a rich natural heritage as relics are displayed in the museums. In fact, one of the great places in Kobe is the Kobe Archaeological Center which sorts, stores and exhibits artifacts from excavations of remains in the city (Kobe Convention and Visitors Association). Kobe is known as an "international city" with a diverse population of foreign residents. It is highly industrializes, with a variety... Kobe, Japan Kobe, Japan is a port...
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Earthquake
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...Earthquake Earthquake is one of the natural disasters human have come acrossmost in the recent times. Earthquake has a history as old as earth itself. Earthquake is cause of lot of devastation for human and animal life. Interestingly, animals and birds can sense earthquake beforehand which human cannot. Earthquake is more prominent in China and Indonesia, however in a decade Japan is also a victim of earthquake. According to (Japanese National Police Agency) “ This earthquake and tsunami caused 15,884 deaths, 6,148 injured, and 2,633 people missing across twenty prefectures, as well as 127,290 buildings totally collapsed, with a further 272,788 building... Jiazhen Tang Goksel-Demir ESLL 26 21 March...
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Earthquake
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...Earthquakes on Society Why is earthquake interesting to me? Long time ago, I went to Saudi Arabia with my friend to visit his chums. It was a pleasant day until the time we heard the news that there was an earthquake nearby, but this news did not quite gather our attention, because Saudi Arabia is not a place where earthquakes happened quite often. We completed our trip by visiting our friends. And then we heard about the start of the earthquake near the city we lived in. I heard some people talking about lots of casualties which took place due to the earthquake, but I couldn’t imagine what the losses were in essence. After a few hours the earthquake reached the city that I went... Economical Impacts of...
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Yakuza criminal organization
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...Kobe earthquake, the Yamaguchi-gumi family that controlled the city of Kobe contributed substantially to provision of disaster relief services. The fact that the Yamaguchi... YAKUZA 2008 YAKUZA Introduction The Yakuza is the of the most famous criminal organization from Japan. However, the Yakuza is not a single homogeneous organization: it comprises several hundred of clans or gangs that operate in different cities. The Yakuza is involved - in some or other form - in many aspects of life in Japan and has certain interests in virtually every area of commercial activities. The Yakuza's sphere of influence is huge spreading from prostitution rackets to the government and top level businesses. At present,...
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Earthquake
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...Earthquake The engineering problem The engineering problem researched in this paper is earthquake, its impacts on the society, its importance in structural design, and measures to make the structures resistant to the effects of earthquakes. When an earthquake occurs, the ground moves. Earthquake can cause both a sudden movement of the ground or it may result in a series of shock waves that occur one after another at short intervals. As a result of the earthquake, the land can move sideways or up and down. Importance of the research topic Earthquake is one of the most significant risks to the safety of structures as well as of the occupants. Every year, millions of people around the world... ? 28 October...
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Earthquake
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...Earthquake Preparedness for Los Angeles Tel: Email: EARTHQUAKE Earthquake Preparedness in Los Angeles Los Angeles city is located in the state of California on the western pacific coast of the United States and population of the city is near 13 million. Los Angeles faced a lot many earthquakes of medium and large magnitude in the past. The city is located on Santa Monica fault line and San Andreas Fault. Because of these fault lines a major earthquake in 100 years is expected. Tsunami is considered as a major hazard for any future earthquake in Los Angeles. Land sliding and mudflows is obviously a hazard in case earthquake jolts Los Angeles. Bush fires... For Immediate Release Contact: Director of...
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Earthquake
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...Earthquakes There is no doubt that wherever it has occurred with weighty magnitudes, it is indeed frightening and most certainly with unusual characteristics; the pain, the damage and absolute losses are always inerasable in peoples’ hearts. To many, the term Earthquake embodies sad memories, heartaches, and to the very extreme, death. From doctrinal mythology that rendered them acts of punishments from the Most High just a century ago to modern science, the human race has come full circle to diagnose exactly how it happens as well as its very causes. By definition, an Earthquake is but a tremor/vibration of the Earths crust as a result of frictional movement... of the lithospheric plates...
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Assessment and Recovery from Mental Distress
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...Kobe earthquake disaster experiences I: Life recovery process scale construction using the 2002 public restoration housing residents population survey data. In Proceedings of the 3rd workshop for comparative study on urban earthquake disaster management, January 30–31, 2003.... ?Assessment and Recovery from Mental Distress: Appraising the concepts of ‘Recovery’ Introduction Mental distress is one of the least understood cases or situations where an individual himself or herself feel so helpless about his/her feelings. What makes it worse is the understanding of others about the situation. Mental distress is described as the case of a person who experience problems in their internal life such as in the...
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Strategic Supply Chain Management: Risk management
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...Kobe earthquake hit Japan, US based chip maker company Kelly micro Systems and many other small companies were forced to shut down their companies, (Chopra and Meindl, 2003). These risks due to supply chain disruptions can be countered by stocking up inventory in advance, or by maintaining an alternative set of suppliers. However piling up of inventory may not be a cost... ?SECTION With the increasing focus on managing risks in the business chains, supply chain risks have a special case. It is an element of a large transformation in the focus on the subject of risks consisting a broad range of uncertainties that exist within business supply chains. Businesses around the world have been facing a high...
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Crisis analysis- major assessment
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...Kobe earthquake in Japan, the only link that connected the victims to the outside world was the internet. Responding to the event and coordinating It enables communication between employees Dissemination of the information to the public Apart from the above, internet has numerous possibilities that can be handled with. The use of the World Wide Web gives the user an allowance to access the images, sound plus other millions of subjects that are available in it (Seeger 2006). Airline crisis/ developing best practice In the context, “The laying of a fast disaster management system... Crisis Communication Plan Analysis Insert Insert Introduction to issues and crisis communication At the point where you find ...
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Japan
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...Kobe Earthquake Mason argues to finally instill the need for an extra arm of control in the form of Non Governmental Organizations(NGOs); and after this national disaster the process of incorporating NGO's was made much easier and this in turn allowed to the Environmental movement to take an institutional hold in the country and more firmly influence public policy. Problems with defects in nuclear... Japan is one of the most densely populated nations on the planet. Its extreme population density is a reflection of the land constraints on a growing population. The Japanese government has attempted to deal with the limited land with a series of massive land reclamation projects over the last 100 years....
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Kobe Bryant Case
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...Kobe Bryant Case The most applicable sociological concepts in interpreting the Kobe Bryant case are social stratification, political/economic power, gender inequality and media lectures. Social stratification One may be tempted to interpret the case from racial inequality because of the ethnic origin of Kobe Bryant being an Afro-American. But that is not applicable in the case because Bryant was not sued nor he aggrieved somebody out of any racial related issue. It is because of his celebrity status that made him prone to court cases especially from people who has economic motivation. In this case, one of the reasons that Katelyn Faber been persistent in suing Bryant is because of Bryant...
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Some firms have been forced out of business with the earthquake. Although, this was an extreme event, it raises a very important
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...earthquake (6.8 on rector scale) in 1995 in its heavily industrial and densely populated city Kobe. However it was not as devastating as the recent one and the recovery started within a month. The impact of this earthquake on the Japanese firms has been devastating. Japanese famous automobile industry has been struck hard. The twelve auto makers have temporarily stopped production in some of their plants. While other companies such as Hitachi, Renesas Electronics, NEC, Sony and Fujitsu are some of the major companies along with many other that have suspended their operations in certain affected areas (W. H. Cooper, 2011). Now the question arise can organization... ? LONG TERM PLANNING AND BUSINESS...
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Kobe Bryant: Simply the Best
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...Kobe Bryant with the #13 of the NBA draft. Kobe Bryant was drafted right out of Lower Marion High School. He was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for center Vlade Divac. At the time Kobe was considered a great prospect, but nobody realized what his true potential was. Kobe Bryant is regarded by many as the best player in the NBA today. He is most recognized athletes worldwide. In 2007 the Kobe Bryant #24 jersey was the top selling basketball jersey in Europe (Nba). The purpose of this paper is to describe the different arguments that provide evidence that Kobe Bryant is the best basketball player in the world. To become... In June 26, 1996 the Charlotte Hornets drafted the rights of Kobe...
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Earthquake Paper
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...Earthquake: Japan, Chile, and Haiti In terms of Richter magnitude size, Japan’s earthquake registered at a moment magnitude of 9.0 on the Richter scale (USGS, 2011). The Haiti earthquake on the other hand registered at an intensity of 7.0 (Disasters Emergency Committee, n.d), and the Chilean earthquake registered at a magnitude of 8.8 (Reuters, 2010). In Japan, the thrusting of the Pacific plate under the North American plate caused the earthquake; Japan is located on top of the North American plate (New York Times, 2011). In Chile, the earthquake was caused by the movement of the Nazca...
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Haiti earthquake
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...earthquake of magnitude 7.0 and two aftershocks. The tremor hit the south of the capital Port-au-Prince and wrecked the whole region resulting in thousands of deaths, reported and unreported. Millions of people were affected. Many nations provided their aid. Many UN personnel and peacekeepers of China, Jordanian and Brazilian Army were reported to be dead or missing. Many tourists in the Hotel Montana died. Overnight looting also took place due to total darkness. A lot of dead bodies could be seen on trucks when people were digging them out under flashlights. Haiti has seen many natural... disasters in the past. The next section of the article talks about the deaths of UN personnel in the UN...
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Haiti earthquake
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...Earthquake The Earthquake An earthquake is a tremor that happens as result of sudden energy release that creates seismic waves in the earth’s crust. They occur anywhere in the world as long as there is enough elastic strain energy stored to drive fracture along fault planes. Once the faults have locked on to each other, there is an increase in stress and likewise the strain energy stored in the surfaces of the faults. The energy will be released as combination of strain seismic waves that are radiated, cracking of the rocks and frictional heating of the fault surface (Miriam 133). This causes earthquake. Three types of faults cause earthquakes... ?Yvener Lisca Mr.Marlowe Earth science 11/11 Haiti...
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Haiti Earthquake
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...earthquake stimulating internal political conflict. INTL 5100 07/24/11 Research Proposal Natural disasters can occur without warning shattering lives instantly. They leave behind death, injuries, and cause extensive damage and destruction to a countries or a regions infrastructure (Zack, 2011). The give exact date 2010 earthquake that occurred in Haiti wasn’t only sudden but it was catastrophic. It was the worst natural disaster to hit Haiti in modern times, cite? but it wasn’t her first. Haiti has seen over 20 internationally-recognized natural disasters in the last 15 years (Farmer, 2011). Except, this latest earthquake has brought to surface the fragility... ? Research Proposal The January Haitian...
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Haiti Earthquake
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...earthquake in January 2010 and VinayandSameer.org campaign in 2007-2008. The table below shows similarities and differences of their approaches. VinayandSameer.org Haiti Earthquake Strategy planned emergent Goal to make South Asian Americans register at NMDP donor database and take an action as a donor if they are called to share news about earthquake and help people find each other Features analytical creative and innovative Normal communications tools used television, public relations none (all were down) Social media tools... ? Social Media: Factors that Influence the Success of Social Media Efforts May 21, More and more people today perceive the world as the complicated and mature network of...
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Earthquake preparedness
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...earthquake GOOD FRIDAY EARTHQUAKE (27th March 1964) Alaska's seismic and tsunamigenic history is quiet old. Alaska is very seismic with the plates that lie under the North American Plates. This whole zone is known as Aleutian-Alaska. This zone is a threat to the coastal areas with view to tsunami. There are massive displacements and movements in the plates which lie under this zone. Three past displacements have resulted into destruction in Alaska and area surrounding this area. 27th March 1964 is remembered as the worst day in the history of Alaska. It was 5.36pm Alaskan time, people were traveling home and others were preparing for the Good Friday services. Near Prince... Running head: Alaska...
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Geological sciences
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...earthquake is capable of destroying an entire city. This is because there are several cities that have been destroyed by severe earthquakes in the past. This has particularly been so in cities that lies within the epicenter. Some of the cities that have been destroyed in the past by powerful earthquakes include Bam, Iran, Kobe, Japan, Guatemala City, Skopjie, Yugoslavia and San Francisco, just to name but a few. The meaning I have made from this book is that earthquakes can happen everywhere and anytime. However, the closer a place is to the seismic... Earthquakes al Affiliation Earthquakes Severe earthquake is one of the most fearsome and destructive phenomena of nature. However, most people do not...
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Geology Volcanoes&Earthquake Assignment10
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...Earthquakes affiliation: Earthquakes The prediction of the event of an earthquake in the future is impossible. The scientists or the USGS have never predicted one in the past. However, the scientific data can be used to calculate probabilities for potential earthquakes in the future. For instance, the probability of occurrence of a major earthquake in the next 30 years within the areas of San Francisco Bay and southern California is estimated to be 67% and 600% respectively. To improve the structures’ safety, the USGS concentrates their energy into finding ways to mitigate the hazards of these earthquakes. Animals are extremely useful especially in predicting an impending earthquake. Before... ...
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Geology Volcanoes&Earthquake Assignment13
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...Earthquake Affiliation: Epicenter and Magnitude of the Earthquake Seismic waves refer to waves of an earthquake. These waves come about as the energy released decapitated by an earthquake moves from one point within the earth to another. P-waves and s-waves are important in measuring the Richter magnitude. The seismograph refers to an instrument used to record the seismic waves of the earthquake. The recording from seismograph is a seismogram. Focus is point that an earthquake originates and epicenter is the point of the surface of the earth perpendicularly above the focus. Richter magnitude is the quantity of energy released when an earthquake occurs. To locate... Epicenter and Magnitude of the...
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Memo on Earthquake
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...Earthquake on the Income Statement On October 17, 1989, a Richter scale earthquake caused significant amounts of monetary damage to the San Francisco Bay area. As such, our Emporium division suffered extensive damage; twelve of the twenty-two stores were closed for varying periods of time, with the Oakland store hardest hit. In total, uninsured damage was $27.5 million ($16.5 million after tax benefits). We have two options to choose from in presenting losses incurred from earthquake on the income statement. Option #1 is to report... Codification (ASC) 225-20-45-2 “extraordinary items are events and transactions that are distinguished by their unusual and by infrequency of their occurrence....
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Recent Earthquake Analysis
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...earthquake) 1. Epicenter Location: Latitude: 56.422°S, Longitude: 27.063°W 2. Date & Time: (local time): 2011 March 06 14:32:35 UTC Duration: 11 minutes 51 seconds 3. Depth to hypocenter: 84.2 km (52.3 miles) 4. Magnitude: MS = 6.5; MW = 6.6 5. Maximum Modified Mercalli Intensity: MMMI= IV felt area: 329... I certify that this paper represents my own work and that I have properly cited all sources of information contained herein:” _____________________________ date:____________ Student Name- ISNS3359 Spring 2012 EQ Paper: SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION (the epicenter was 2997 kilometers South-East of Comodoro rivadavia which had a population of approximately 140,850 at the time of the eart...
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Geology Volcanoes&Earthquake Assignment21
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...earthquakes are Alaska, California, and Hawaii. 2. There are myriad classes of seismic waves, and they travel through different paths. However, surface and body waves are the two common kinds of waves. Body waves move strictly through the inner layer of the earth. Surface waves move along the planet’s surface. 3. Body waves are divided into P and S waves while Surface Waves include Love waves and Rayleigh waves. P waves travel through fluids and solid rocks, like liquid layers or water of the earth by pushing and pulling the rock in which they move in as though they were sound waves. S waves move in perpendicular-side... Geology Test The three parts in the United s that have the highest risk of...
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Earthquake in Pakistan 2005
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...earthquake, which is considered the strongest in last 100 years. It destroyed the Himalayan Region of the Northern Pakistan with a magnitude of 7.4. USGS states 86,000 people’s death with 69,000 injured including extensive damage in northern Pakistan. Various other Northern areas of the state were also badly affected such as Gilgit, Baltistan, Swat and Khyber province of Pakistan including major cities such as Rawalpindi, Islamabad. The event shook the economy of the country and $5 billion damage of the property, livestock crops and business was estimated. Although to date, it is still not very clear... On the morning of October 8, 2005 at 8:50 A.M local time, Pakistan was hit by a massive...
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1886 Earthquake of Charleston
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...Earthquake Introduction In 1886, an intra-plate earthquake hit Charleston, South Carolina. This earthquake is recorded as the most powerful quake to hit the South East of the US because of the immense damage which it caused in this region. Even though the quake lasted less than one minute, its implications on Charleston were significantly damaging to property and life.1 It is estimated that the earthquake resulted in the destruction of more than 2,000 structures and buildings. The value of the damages which the earthquake caused is approximated to be over $145 million. The loss of human life is estimated to be about 108 people. Some of the negative implications of the 1886... The 1886 Charleston...
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Si chuan earthquake
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...Earthquake What is your research question? The level of preparedness for a country or state for an impending disaster can help minimize casualty and damage to property. Was the level of preparedness during the Sichuan earthquake satisfactory? And would the situation be different if the predictions were given attention? 2) What answer can you give to your question thus far? My preliminary analysis shows that the level of preparedness witnessed during the chuan earthquake was not satisfactory. This was mainly because the government ignored most of the predictions of an impending earthquake. 3) Specifically identify at least three pieces of empirical evidence A journal article titled... Si Chuan...
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Crisis management japan earthquake
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...Earthquake al affiliation Crisis Management- Japan Earthquake It is unfortunate that Japan has experienced several disasters as a result of earthquakes and Tsunamis. Having had such a history, it would be expected that Japan would have had ways to manage recurrent earthquakes. In fact, Japan has for a long time been known for disaster management skills (Christopher 2014). In 2013, Japan was hit by yet another earthquake. This earthquake is said to have triggered small tsunamis. The magnitude of this earthquake was 7.3 and struck the same area that the 2011 earthquake had struck. This earthquake devastated the Fukushima Dai- Ichi power plant, Tokyo Electric Power co... . The effect of this...
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An Earthquake Report
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...earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 hit close to the east coast of Honshu, Japan. The country lost about $309 billion economically from the earthquake and the resulting tsunami. More than 150,000 people were dead, missing, injured or displaced. The earthquake was triggered by “thrust faulting on or near the subduction plate boundary between the Pacific and North America plates (USGS).” The tsunami that followed was almost 30 meters high which caused water to rush in for about 5 km. inland. (United) Models of the earthquake showed the fault rose 30-40 meters and moved about “300 km long (along-strike) b 150 km wide... your first & (teacher’s 19 February Eastern Japan in March On March 11, at 2:46 p.m., an...
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2010 Earthquake in Haiti
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...Earthquake in Haiti A disaster is an event that causes destruction, hardships, injuries and deaths (Roza, 2007, p. 5). Many types of disasters occur every year throughout the globe. Disasters could ever be natural or man-made. Natural disasters are frequently erratic and may transpire in an instant. Conversely, man-made disasters can be equally detrimental. An example of one of the most devastating natural disasters is an earthquake. Keywords: Disaster, natural, man-made, earthquake The Anatomy of a Disaster: The 2010 Earthquake in Haiti Introduction A disaster is one of the most unwanted occurrences in life for an individual for it may often result to great loss... The Anatomy of a Disaster: The...
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Xi Chuan Earthquake
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...Earthquakes in the Xi Chuan Province and its Impact on the Disaster Planning and Response of the Region The Xi Chuan basin is classified as a high seismic area because the region is located right where the Himalaya mountain belt and the Eurasian plate collide (Li and Chen 1003) Being near an active fault, the area regularly experiences light tremors due to the constant movement of the plates. However, there are instances wherein big, catastrophic earthquakes hit the region. An example of which happened on May 12, 2008, 06:28:04 (UTC) wherein according to official... Katrina Petersen COMM 190 Recent Techniques and Breakthroughs that have been and will be used in Predicting the Occurrence of Strong...
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Humanitarian Action - Haiti Earthquake
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...Earthquake 12 January brought the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. It is a major humanitarian crisis which caused over 200,000 people dead and 196,000 injured. Those who escaped death or injury are homeless and forced to live in temporary shelter sites in Port-au-Price, the capital city which is completely ruined. Managing and delivering sufficient emergency assistance proved to be the logistic nightmare with a crushed infrastructure. This poorest country of Western hemisphere needs unprecedented efforts of governments and humanitarian organizations in order to somehow deal with this mega crisis and get back to life (Roughneen, 2010). Humanitarian action...
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Geology Volcanoes&Earthquake Assignment9
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...earthquake, readings from seismograph, and the last time a super volcano occurred shows that it is about time for another volcano to occur at Yellowstone. Another indication is the group lifting activity that has been taking place in Yellowstone signaling the possibility of a magma chamber lying under Yellowstone. 3. Virgil is a model developed by Yellowstone volcano observatory aimed at showing geological behavior thereby helping in detecting the possibility of a volcano. 4. The child... Prof: Supervolcano There is snow because the eruption is so major that it causes a variation in the temperature and the climate. 2. According to the movie, the chances of the eruption are high. Indications such as ear...
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Chile Earthquake Of 1960
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...Earthquake Of 1960 Introduction. In 1960, Chile recorded the largest earthquake in the 20th century on May 22, 1960 to 6 June. It originated from the Southern Chile coast and resulted to massive problems and fatalities in the country as the result of tsunamis that it created, in distant areas in Pacific coastal areas. The resulting tsunami affected Southern Chile, Japan, Hawaii, southeast Australia, the Philippines, the Aleutian Islands and eastern New Zealand (U.S. Geological Survey 4). The earthquake struck at 7.11 PM around 160 kilometers off the Chile’s coast and paralleled to Valdivia city. It agrees that, the shock had up to 9.5 magnitudes, though some researchers say that it may have...
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Hazard and vunarability analysis SLP 2
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...earthquake is the Northeast Pacific coast of Japan containing the cities like Tokyo, Nagoya and Kobe. ( Bachelor 1) The pacific tectonic plates are considered to be the most active source of volcano activity and the movement of the plates. However in Japan, the two tectonic plates close to northeast Pacific coast of the country are always under pressure as the plates are always expanding, close to this region. ( Bachelor 1) Reference: 1. Bachelor, Rosemary E. World's 20 Most Earthquake Prone Cities. 2010. Retrieved from http://www.suite101.com/content/worlds-20-most-earthquake-prone-cities-a209850 on 14th March, 2011. 2....
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