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Taisho Democracy
Taisho Democracy
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...Kobe on 12 August. He mentioned the Suzuki Cooperation and the Kobe Shinbun (Kobe newspaper) company headquarters were burned down in protest. The riots first started in Toyama Prefecture and eventually spread out across the country. The Masake Terauchi administration has collapsed, the prime minister and his cabinet resigned from their positions to take... Taisho Democracy This paper responds to issues in the Taisho Democracy, particularly about the political parties and their importance in 1890-1925, the Rice Riots of 1918, and their impact on Japans politics, and the so-called Taisho Democracy itself where the Japanese political system was becoming more "democratic" towards the latter part of this...
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Earthquake in Alaska in 1964
Earthquake in Alaska in 1964
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...EARTHQUAKE The 1964 Alaskan Earthquake- Its Cause and Effect of Correspondence concerning this article should be addresses to (Your name and work address) Contact: (email address) THE 1964 ALASKAN EARTHQUAKE 2 Abstract This paper explores the massive earthquake that Alaska witnessed on the 27th of March, 1964 while further analyzing the cause(s) and the effects that the region witnessed. Although, the reason for the earthquake was stated as the shifting of tectonic plates, the question of nuclear tests having played some role cannot be ruled out although there are no supporting evidences regarding the same. Further to the aforesaid, the paper also... Running Head: THE 1964 ALASKAN...
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Earthquake dangers and community preparedness
Earthquake dangers and community preparedness
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...Earthquake Dangers and Community Preparedness Introduction People and the environment continually suffer from the consequences of natural disasters which encompass volcanic activities, tsunamis, tornadoes and earthquakes - the focus of this paper - among others. The cause of earthquakes has been attributed to movement of the tectonic plates of the earth (BBC, 2012). Tectonic plates refer to large rock masses covering the surface of the earth and continuously move together or apart. Figure 1: Demonstration of earthquake. Adapted from Geography: earthquakes, by BBC, 2012, Retrieved 26 November 2012 from http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/natural_hazards... ...
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The Great Los Angeles Earthquake
The Great Los Angeles Earthquake
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...Earthquake Los Angele has always been plagued by the most disastrous of earthquakes. A motion picture depiction of the historical earthquake that took the lives of tens of thousands can be found in The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (Kerns, Laurial and Bartlett). Upon viewing the movie The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake, one cannot help but feel that there is a certain underlying difference between the narration of the series of events that the movie has provided and the actual series of events that occurred on February 9, 1971 (Fertis). The center of the earthquake was around twenty five (25) miles north of Los Angeles... of the of the Scientific Critique: The Great Los Angeles...
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The Wenchuan Earthquake in Sichuan
The Wenchuan Earthquake in Sichuan
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...Earthquake in Sichuan: Introduction: On 13th May, 2008, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richert scale hit China in the province of Sichuan resulting into the destruction of about 80% of the buildings in the vicinity of the epicenter and causing more than 10,000 casualties with millions left homeless. (Hooker and Yardley, 2008, para. 1-2). This earthquake is commonly referred to as the Wenchuan earthquake. It was by far, the most disastrous earthquake in China after the one that was experienced in 1976 in the city of Tangshan. Within seconds, the earthquake destroyed the province’s infrastructure. Telecommunication towers fell and a number of landslides... 25th August, The Wenchuan...
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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011
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...Earthquake and Tsunami The world has progressed and there have been technological breakthroughs and advancements which have greatly empowered human beings. The human mind has progressed and people have started to utilize their knowledge and expertise for the achievement of excellence and developments in the field of science and technology. Man has tried to achieve total control over their lives and the happenings in the world. But certain happenings clearly indicate the fact that there are still certain fields over which there is no human control and man cannot avoid these inevitable circumstances that result due to the actions of nature. Natural disasters account as a perfect example... ...
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Earthquake Preparedness in Los Angeles
Earthquake Preparedness in Los Angeles
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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 At Valdez: Alaska 1964
Earthquake At Valdez: Alaska 1964
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...Earthquake At Valdez: Alaska 1964 27th March, 1964, the day of Good Friday witnessed the largest earthquake that ever hit North America. Alaska was the subject of the devastation and the magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 9.2 in Richter scale second only to Chile where the magnitude was 9.5. The epicentre of this infamous earthquake was only 45 miles away of Valdez and beneath 14 miles of the earth’s crust. (Valdez Convention and Visitors Bureau) Valdez was located on unstable deltaic sands, along with gravels that are extremely shaky facing any movement of earth’s crust. This resulted in the behaviour of the sediments as liquefied particle without any capability of bearing load... ....
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Earthquake Risk and Early Warning
Earthquake Risk and Early Warning
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...Earthquake Risk and Early Warning Early warning systems have acquired remarkable advancement in the past two decades. The advanced communication systems of modern days have achieved development in such a way that it can successfully propel information much quicker than seismic waves. If detected earlier, information about an earth quake can be send to people before the earth quake waves travel from its place of origin to other locations. Effective automated communication systems can fire the news of an impending earthquake so that people can protect their life and shut down the different systems that would go out of order if affected by an earth quake. The information systems can... assignment is due...
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Plate Boundaries and Earthquake Featurs
Plate Boundaries and Earthquake Featurs
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...Earthquake Features Introduction Plate boundaries are places where the earth tectonic plates meet. The plateseither push up upon the other, apart or under, but either of these results in build-up forces. These forces are responsible for earthquakes and other geological activities like volcano. Iceland a divergent plate boundary Maps of Iceland Map of Iceland showing the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Introduction A divergent plate boundary is a place where two tectonic plates move away from each other leaving behind a gap. This action results in deep rifts allowing magma to rise from the top most mantles and seek to cover the rift (Vander, 1992 et al.). This analysis seeks to explain... ? Plate Boundaries and...
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Plate Boundaries and Earthquake Featurs
Plate Boundaries and Earthquake Featurs
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...Earthquake Features Introduction Plate boundaries are places where the earth tectonic plates meet. The plates either push up upon the other, apart or under, but either of these results in build-up forces. These forces are responsible for earthquakes and other geological activities like volcano. Iceland a divergent plate boundary Maps of Iceland Map of Iceland showing the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Introduction A divergent plate boundary is a place where two tectonic plates move away from each other leaving behind a gap. This action results in deep rifts allowing magma to rise from the top most mantles and seek to cover the rift (Vander, 1992 et al.). This analysis seeks to explain... Plate Boundaries and...
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Earthquake and tsunami in Japan
Earthquake and tsunami in Japan
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...Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan This paper focuses on the water uses especially after a natural disaster like earthquakes and tsunamis have occurred, as in the case of Japan which happened on the eleventh of March this year. Apart from personal hygiene, drinking, cooking, irrigating crops and landscapes, water is used for cooling, recreation and dust control. Again in the case of the recent Japan disaster, the most important water use was for the cooling on the nuclear power plant at Fukushima, northeast of Japan which was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami. This has caused the leak of radioactive substances into the surrounding...
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Epicenter and Magnitude of the Earthquake
Epicenter and Magnitude of the Earthquake
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...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 the epicenter of the earthquake, the seismologists examine... Epicenter and Magnitude of the...
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2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
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...Earthquake and Tsunami Introduction In 2004, global fraternity witnessed catastrophic destruction of the nature when Indian Ocean earthquake resulted in Tsunami. It was an undersea gigantic thrust which took place at 00:58:53 UTC. It was a black day for the countries like Thailand, Maldives, Somalia, Sri Lanka and India. Magnitude of the earthquake was 9.1–9.3 Mw. This was an unprecedented natural calamity that took away more than 280,000 lives. When rest of the world was celebrating Boxing Day then this gigantic mega thrust changed the geographic maps of the almost 14 countries. As the epicentre of this earthquake was near the Sumatra of Indonesia so this earthquake is also known... 2004 Indian Ocean...
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A Crisis Event: The Haiti earthquake
A Crisis Event: The Haiti earthquake
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...Earthquake Number: Due: Part I Haiti Earthquake Executive Summary The Haiti earthquakewas one of the worst tragedies experienced in Haiti for quite a long time. It happened in the year 2010. It measured 7.0 on the Ritcher scale. It affected areas such as the Ouest province, the nearby cities of Carrefour and Jacmel, as well as areas to the south and the West of Port-au-Prince. A lot of people were left dead by this tragedy, many more injured, and unknown numbers were buried under the buildings. The people affected included the civil servants and damage to the government buildings brought more problems with the number of national authorities that would coordinate the response teams... . ...
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Global Climate Change: Fukushima Earthquake and Tsunami
Global Climate Change: Fukushima Earthquake and Tsunami
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...Earthquake and Tsunami Japan is a cluster of islands located in the Pacific Ocean at the Far Eastern side of the world (Ramesha et al, 2011). Last year in March, Japan experienced a catastrophic earthquake, recorded as 9 on the Richter scale. The intensity of the earthquake caused strong ocean waves to slap the coastal city of Fukushima with a disastrous tsunami. This event left around 25,000 people dead, with the entire city flattened to the ground. A nuclear power plant, owned by the Tokyo Electric Co., was damaged resulting in the worst nuclear crisis, since the Chernobyl disaster in the late 80’s (Daily Mail Reporter, 2011). The earthquake was a very devastating... Global Climate Change: Fukushima...
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Akashi- Kaikyo bridge (Pearl bridge), Japan
Akashi- Kaikyo bridge (Pearl bridge), Japan
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...earthquakes. A helicopter was used to place a pilot hauler rope attached to the anchorages at the top of the towers. A ramp was attached to the pilot hauler rope from where to work on the erection of the main cable. The main cables consisted of prefabricated strands of high-strength galvanised wires. The design of the Honshu-Shikoku bridges are generally based on the allowable stress design method. Due to the Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake of January 1995, the Awaji tower was displaced 1.3 meters to the west, and the Awaji anchorage was pushed 1.4 meters to the west, relative to the Kobe tower and anchorage. A one-month delay in the construction... Akashi- Kaikyo bridge (Pearl bridge), Japan...
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Japan economy after the earthquake and tsunami
Japan economy after the earthquake and tsunami
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...earthquake in mankind’s history. The massive 9.0 earthquake and its subsequent tsunami devastated the people of Japan. The tsunami drowned entire villages. Over 13,000 people lost their lives in the natural disaster and over 14,000 additional people still missing (Gather). The earthquake that hit Japan along with causing great human suffering had devastating effects in the economy of Japan. The purpose of this paper is to describe the economic effects... ?Japan is one of the richest countries in the world and a member of the prestigious G8 group. The gross domestic product per capita of Japan is $32,600 (CultureGrams). On March 11, 2011 Japan was struck by tragedy when it was hit by the 4th largest...
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The New Madrid Earthquake of 1811-1812
The New Madrid Earthquake of 1811-1812
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...Earthquakes of the 18th century, its effects on the victims involved and the possibilities of recurrence Abstract The New Madrid Earthquake of 1811-1812 was the strongest series of earthquakes ever felt in American history! (essortment.com). It rocked the Mississippi Valley and welcomed devastation into the lives of many. On December 16, 1811, the populous of New Madrid Missouri was shaken dull, from their beds at 2:00 am by a violent earthquake. Huge cracks split the ground and the waters of Mississippi rose up with the characteristics of a great tide. Giant waves rose up and swept north giving the impression it was flowing backwards. Boats along the river were... An investigation into the New Madrid...
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Earthquake in Chile on economic growth
Earthquake in Chile on economic growth
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...Earthquake: Counting the Cost,” seeks to assess the economic distress levied on the Chilean economy by the recent earthquake in that country. On February 27th 2010 an earthquake struck in Chile that hit 8.8 on the Richter scale. Though the capital of Santiago was for the most part left undamaged, other regions such as Maule and Bio-Bio experienced widespread and massive damage. Approximately 800 people, according to the Chilean government, died as a result of this destructive act of nature. Myriad tidal waves, following the earthquake, struck many other villages and towns and victimized “fisherman and farm workers…as well as campers... and backpackers (Chile 2010). In comparison to the...
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A Research On Earthquake Resistant Building Construction
A Research On Earthquake Resistant Building Construction
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...Earthquake Resistant Building Construction Number ENGL 203 The 10th of January, might remain one of the saddest days to Haitian’s and, to a larger extent, any person in this globe who values life. On this day, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude hit Haiti, killing over 230,000 persons almost instantaneously. Other approximately 300,000 and 1.5 million people were injured and rendered homeless respectively. (BBC News, 2010). Notably, however, this statistics compares unfavorably with San Francisco when an earthquake of similar magnitude hit it in 1989. In the latter, only 62 people lost their lives and about 3757 got injured. The big question that remains begging for answers, therefore... A Research on...
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Feature Article - Japan Nuclear Explosion and Earthquake
Feature Article - Japan Nuclear Explosion and Earthquake
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...earthquake. The production of milk cartons also was affected resultantly reducing supply of milk. The total damage that the both the catastrophes caused... ? Japan is extensively integrating their efforts to reconstitute its environmental, social and infrastructural makeup. The hardest task in this is tomanage the damage caused to Fukushima nuclear plant. The government and other agencies along with private players are putting in great efforts to minimize the impacts that it has caused on the environment and industries like food and agriculture. These industries being very much related to the everyday living of people, having proper monitoring and control over the impacts that the reactor has caused on...
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The New Madrid Earthquake of 1811-1812
The New Madrid Earthquake of 1811-1812
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...Earthquakes of the 18th century, its effects on the victims involved and the possibilities of recurrence Abstract The New Madrid Earthquake of 1811-1812 was the strongest series of earthquakes ever felt in American history! (essortment.com). It rocked the Mississippi Valley and welcomed devastation into the lives of many. On December 16, 1811, the populous of New Madrid Missouri was shaken dull, from their beds at 2:00 am by a violent earthquake. Huge cracks split the ground and the waters of Mississippi rose up with the characteristics of a great tide. Giant waves rose up and swept north giving the impression it was flowing backwards. Boats along the river were... ? An investigation into the New Madrid...
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On Earthquake Readiness: San Diego, California
On Earthquake Readiness: San Diego, California
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...Earthquake Readiness: San Diego, California In talking about natural disasters, several people think that the San Diego county is not as susceptible to earthquakes as it is to landslides and wildfires. However, contrary to popular belief, the San Diego county is not as free from the dangers of earthquakes as residents there would like to think (Lutz, Bernard, and Housen 1377). Generally, the San Andreas fault garners the most attention in discussions about earthquakes. This thinking is due to the fact that the San Andreas fault and San Jacinto fault, which is California’s second most active fault, are both more than sixty...
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Impacts of Taiwan earthquake on ecotourism
Impacts of Taiwan earthquake on ecotourism
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...EARTHQUAKE AND ECOTOURISM IN TAIWAN - A PERSPECTIVE VIEWPOINT General introduction of Taiwan Taiwan is a part of Republic of China (ROC) and is an island lying 160kms off the south-eastern coast of China, 394 km long and 144 km wide comprising of massive rugged mountains (about 70%) with more than 100 peaks of over 3000m; Jade Mountain in Taiwan is the highest in Northeast Asia with an elevation of 3952m. Topographically Taiwan lies on the Tropic of cancer enjoying oceanic and subtropical monsoonal climate. While the north has subtropical climate and south has tropical. The north-easterly monsoon brings rains in winter in northern and eastern parts of the island and the...
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Japan Earthquakes Effect on Japans Environemnt
Japan Earthquakes' Effect on Japan's Environemnt
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...Earthquakes Effect on Japan's Environment Introduction Overview of earthquakes in Japan Many regions of Japan have experienced serious earthquakes and tidal waves. The worst earthquake in Japan’s history is the Great Kanto Earthquake, which struck Kanto Plain near Tokyo in 1923. In this earthquake, over 100, 000 people lost their lives. In 1995, the city of Kobe and its environs was struck by a strong earthquake, which was named the Great Hanshin earthquake. This earthquake caused 6,000 deaths and left over 400,000 people with severe injuries. In 2011, Japan recorded the strongest earthquake in the recent past, which later triggered a devastating tsunami along the northern pacific coast... Japan...
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The Potential Effects of a Large Earthquake
The Potential Effects of a Large Earthquake
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...Earthquake The potential effects of a large earthquake in the areas In order for Mr. Bubblegarten to move from his home area in Midwest there are several factors he should be aware of because all the three areas of his interest are frequently affected by earthquakes and tsunamis thus leading to disruption of many daily activities and developments. For our company to advise him well we shall discuss all the three locations he is interested in one by one. Hayward fault zone is geologic fault which is able to cause destructive earthquakes and is about 119KM long. It is located on the east side of San Francisco bay running through Fremont and 3700 perie lane, San José city. This fault... The Impacts of...
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Feature Article - Japan Nuclear Explosion and Earthquake
Feature Article - Japan Nuclear Explosion and Earthquake
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...earthquake. The production of milk cartons also was affected resultantly reducing supply of milk. The total damage that the both... Japan is extensively integrating their efforts to reconstitute its environmental, social and infrastructural makeup. The hardest task in this is to manage the damage caused to Fukushima nuclear plant. The government and other agencies along with private players are putting in great efforts to minimize the impacts that it has caused on the environment and industries like food and agriculture. These industries being very much related to the everyday living of people, having proper monitoring and control over the impacts that the reactor has caused on these industries is...
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The Cause and Effect of the Great Alaskan Earthquake
The Cause and Effect of the Great Alaskan Earthquake
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...EARTHQUAKE The 1964 Alaskan Earthquake- Its Cause and Effect of Correspondence concerning this article should be addresses to (Your name and work address) Contact: (email address) THE 1964 ALASKAN EARTHQUAKE 2 Abstract This paper explores the massive earthquake that Alaska witnessed on the 27th of March, 1964 while further analyzing the cause(s) and the effects that the region witnessed. Although, the reason for the earthquake was stated as the shifting of tectonic plates, the question of nuclear tests having played some role cannot be ruled out although there are no supporting evidences regarding the same. Further to the aforesaid, the paper also relates... to the description of regions...
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Japan -earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in international business perspective
Japan -earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in international business perspective
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...earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in international business perspective Japan -earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in international business perspective 1. Introduction Japan is a country, which periodically faces earthquakes. However, the earthquake of last March has been far from expected, mostly because of its power, ‘about 9 of the Richter scale’ (The New York Times, 2011), but also of the level of the tsunami that followed. The above earthquake has caused the death of thousands of people; also, significant damages have been caused to the country’s nuclear units and the infrastructure (roads, airports, buildings); in fact, because of the extension of the earthquake’s effects... ? Japan...
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U.S. nuclear plants located in earthquake active zones
U.S. nuclear plants located in earthquake active zones
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...earthquake zones. The format that this paper will utilize is to first identify how the damage to the Sendai reactor came about as a result of the earthquake and tsunami, then argue that the same can happen here in the U.S. After this point some possible alternatives will be proposed. Without question the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan had devastating consequences in terms of loss of life, destruction of personal property, crippling of infrastructure as well as long term... ?American Nuclear Plants and the Risk Associated with locating them in Hazard Zones The purpose of this essay is to argue some of the risks associated with locating a nuclear power plant in active...
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Review and Evaluation of Haiti: after the earthquake
Review and Evaluation of Haiti: after the earthquake
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...Earthquake In January Haiti was hit by an earthquake with a catastrophic magnitude of 7.0 with an epicenter nearly 25 km west of the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Within twelve days after the earthquake, 52 aftershocks were felt that were also of significant magnitude. The earthquake caused massive destruction to Haiti, and especially to the capital. Most of the government buildings and other facilities were destroyed by the earthquake. It has been estimated that the earthquake affected around 3 million people. According to the statistics released by the government of Haiti 316,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured and around 1 million people... ? Review and Evaluation of Haiti: After the...
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Relief Efforts Following the Haiti Earthquake and Failures
Relief Efforts Following the Haiti Earthquake and Failures
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...Earthquake and its Failures number The Haiti Earthquake An earthquake of the magnitude that hit Haiti in 2010 required relief on a war footing. The number of casualties and the difficulties of the reconstruction of the infrastructure made relief efforts a daunting task. While the international community responded to this problem in a manner that was worthy of praise, there were areas that still required attention. A better showing in these areas would have enabled the people of Haiti to recuperate from the disaster in a better and quicker way. Many of these glitches were avoidable and were cause by a lethargic initial response on the part of the government... Relief Efforts following the Haiti...
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Design of earthquake-resistant structures----(Geology/Civil Engineering paper)
Design of earthquake-resistant structures----(Geology/Civil Engineering paper)
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...EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT STRUCTURES Earthquake Resistant Structures of the of the Table of Contents Introduction 03 2. Why Earthquake happen 03 3. Aims and objectives 03 4. Damage caused by Earthquakes 04 5. Safety Procedures 04 6. Historic Design 06 7. Latest Design 24 8. Recommendations 38 9. References 39 Earthquake Resistant Structures Introduction Why Earthquake happens Earthquakes are the most lethal innate disaster in the World that occurs due to abrupt movement of rocks that are present underneath surface of earth. The rocks which are present underneath react due to stress (e.g. pressurized or moved apart... Running Head:...
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Relief Efforts Following the Haiti Earthquake and Its Failures
Relief Efforts Following the Haiti Earthquake and Its Failures
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...Earthquake and its Failures number The Haiti Earthquake Anearthquake of the magnitude that hit Haiti in 2010 required relief on a war footing. The number of casualties and the difficulties of the reconstruction of the infrastructure made relief efforts a daunting task. While the international community responded to this problem in a manner that was worthy of praise, there were areas that still required attention. A better showing in these areas would have enabled the people of Haiti to recuperate from the disaster in a better and quicker way. Many of these glitches were avoidable and were cause by a lethargic initial response on the part of the government of Haiti... ? Relief Efforts following the Haiti...
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Extent and the impact of disaster management
Extent and the impact of disaster management
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...earthquake in Haiti, floods in Pakistan, recent tsunami in Japan followed by an earthquake and so forth. A total of 478, 100 people have been killed from 1995 to 2005, owing only to natural disasters and this is not where the impact ends. More than 2.5 billion people have been affected by the natural disasters and a total of US$690 billion have been drowned... ? Running Head: Problem Identification in the Healthcare Sector of Module Assignment 2 Introduction and Impact: It has been years since the world has been facing the alarming threat of global warming. With the ice caps melting we are all able to see the impact on global climate and the increased frequency of natural disasters. Hurricane Katrina,...
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Seismic Mitigation
Seismic Mitigation
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...earthquakes that destroyed the capital city of Port-au-Prince in Haiti, and those in Kobe, Japan. Recovery is sometimes defined as a return to pre-disaster conditions; or the term may refer to a community resembling its own characteristics in the absence of the disaster occurrence, in terms of population size or economic output. Another definition of ‘recovery’ “recognises that after a disaster, a community often undergoes significant change, so that it may never return to either the pre-disaster or without-disaster states” (Olshansky and Chang, 2009, p.201). This approach defnes ‘recovery’ as the post-disaster attainment of a stable state or condition. Thesis Statement... ? SEISMIC MITIGATION:...
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Examine one aspect of modernization that impacted US about the great san francisco earthquake of 1906
Examine one aspect of modernization that impacted US about the great san francisco earthquake of 1906
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...earthquake of 1906 The introduction of modernization, as a trend related to a variety of sectors, has resulted to significant changes on many aspects of individual’s daily life. There are views that related modernization mostly to social norms; for example, Sharma (13) notes that modernization has led to the differentiation of ‘social order’ (Sharma 13). It is in this context that the following definition of modernization was developed: modernization reflects ‘the growing autonomy of different realms of social life’ (Touraine and Macey 34). The role of modernization in regard to a particular historical event... is reviewed in this paper. Reference is made to the great San Francisco...
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Japanese Traditional Building Techniques
Japanese Traditional Building Techniques
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...Earthquake Engineering. Retrieved on 15th June, 2009 from: http://nisee.berkeley.edu/kobe/tobriner.html TJA (Traditional Japanese Architecture) 1. (2009). Wall in the form of a detachable divider. Retrieved on 15th June, 2009 from: http://academic.csuohio.edu/makelaa/lectures/architecture/arch014.html TJA (Traditional Japanese Architecture) 2. (2009). Load... Traditional Building Techniques of an Indigenous Culture: Japanese Introduction The island nation of Japan lies to the west of the circum-Pacific earthquake belt. Moreover, Japan is exposed to typhoons and strong winds. Typhoons cause floodwater and landslides. Wooden buildings are densely packed in old...
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How has the 2010 earthquake in Haiti affected the tourism in Haiti
How has the 2010 earthquake in Haiti affected the tourism in Haiti
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...Earthquake Even before the January earthquake, traveland tourism has already been regarded as one of Haiti’s promising industry, given its unique climate, history and culture (Lundahl 64). According to Hudman and Jackson, “Haiti offers tourists at least four important attractions: its culture including African voodoo and associated African music; shopping, especially in the Iron market; the unique scenery; and outstanding beach resorts” (134). In fact after WWII, Haiti was among the leading countries that had taken advantage of the international tourism that had aroused from the global economic restoration. This had created in Haiti an estimate... Full Submitted Tourism in Haiti after the January...
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The Major Effects of the Recent Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami on the Wold Economy
The Major Effects of the Recent Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami on the Wold Economy
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...Earthquake and Tsunami on the Wold Economy Table of Contents The Main Focus 1 Conclusion 7 References 8 Bibliography 10 Introduction In March, 2011, Japan experienced both earthquake and tsunami, because of which there were certain repercussions in the economy of Japan as well as in the world economy. It was expected by most of the economist that Japan would fall into recession. It was found that nearly 2000 people died in this mishap and it had left the nuclear power reactors of the nation at risk of meltdown. Furthermore, it left most of the people without power and shelters. This study aims at gaining insights into the impacts of Japanese tsunami... The Major Effects of the Recent Japanese...
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The CTV Building in Christchurch, Collapse During the Earthquake of That Date
The CTV Building in Christchurch, Collapse During the Earthquake of That Date
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...earthquake Executive summary CTV Building is an office premise that had faced disintegration due to the tremorsan earthquake that occurred in Christchurch. The report analyses the reasons for the collapse of the CTV Building which houses several offices and how the various stakeholders of this incident could be affected. Contents Executive summary 2 Introduction 4 Detection of the key role players 5 Identification of stakeholders 7 Evaluation of consequences 8 Summary and conclusions 9 References 10 Introduction The CTV Building housed a lot of offices including the office of Canterbury Television. The building was constructed at the City centre of Christchurch... ? The CTV Building collapse during an...
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The potential effects of Radiation poisoning due to the earthquake in Japan
The potential effects of Radiation poisoning due to the earthquake in Japan
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...Earthquake in Japan The radiation brought by the recent catastrophic damage to Japan’s nuclear power plant due to earthquake and tsunami in abrupt sequence entails a range of hazardous impact upon the health of Japanese individuals who have been exposed to the leaks of radioactive substances. Radiation poisoning acquired in this situation may well vary in rate or degree based upon the intensity of radiation as well as the point of location within its extent of coverage. One may reasonably expect a single unique devastating effect of its own, ill health consequences in chain or series of subsequent reactions which are dealt with as threats... The Potential Effects of Radiation Poisoning Due to the...
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The earthquake resistant concrete frame building with special focus on beams and columns
The earthquake resistant concrete frame building with special focus on beams and columns
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...EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT CONCRETE FRAME BUILDING – WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON BEAMS AND COLUMNS In this paper we are going to compare two s on the basis designing the earthquake resistance concrete frame building. The comparison focuses around beam and columns of the building. Two codes are compared here. First is Iranian concrete code and the second one is Eurocode Beam Design: A beam is the structural member which carries load, which are many times vertical to its longitudinal axis. Table 1 states the maximum reinforcement ratio. Iranian Code 8% Euro code 4% Table 1 For Eurocode the effective flanged width is ‘bff’ and for Iranian code it is ‘b’ Figure 1 Special condition should be followed when... ?THE...
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Geology Volcanoes&Earthquake Assignment8
Geology Volcanoes&Earthquake Assignment8
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...earthquakes and volcanoes. New york: facts on file, 2009. print. Park, Chris C.The environment: principles and applications. London: Routledge, 2001. Sigurdsson, Haraldur. Encyclopedia of volcanoes. San Diego: Academic press, 1999. print. Sparks, R.S.J and J.S Gilbert. The physics of explosive volcanic eruptions. London: Geological Society, 1998. print.... Magma, lava and volcanic eruption Magma, Lava and Volcanic Eruption Magma refers a molten rock found deep beneath the earth’s surface. During a volcanic eruption, magma is expelled onto the surface of the earth to form lava. After eruption, the lava cools and solidifies to form volcanic rocks called volcanoes. The chemical composition, viscosity and...
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Geology Volcanoes&Earthquake Assignment2
Geology Volcanoes&Earthquake Assignment2
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... Prof: Geology: Volcanoes Reasons for watching The two movies, "Back from the Dead" and "Fire Mountain" invoke a desire to learnmore about the characteristics of volcanic eruptions and regions. The two videos reveal a lot of important information regarding the characteristics of volcanic eruptions. They answer some of the major questions regarding volcanic activities and the aftermath of such activities. Every so often people wonder whether mountains that occurred through volcanic processes can re-erupt or if vegetation and animals can thrive again in such areas. Thus, I can say teacher wanted us to learn the dynamics of volcanic eruptions and things the possibilities that arise... Prof: Geology:...
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Hazard & Vulnerability Analysis and Mitigation & Prevention
Hazard & Vulnerability Analysis and Mitigation & Prevention
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...earthquake, tsunami, volcanoes, fire, etc. Some geographical regions are more prone to a specific type of hazard than others. Vulnerability Assessment It involves defining the vulnerability of various elements and mapping of the habitations, property, installations, etc., which are likely to be affected by the possible disaster. Accuracy of vulnerability assessment depends on the availability of remote sensing, weather forecast and geographical information. For example, in the event of a hurricane, information on the origin and location of hurricane, direction and the speed of wind, the likely target shore region and habitations, etc., are important data to analyze the...
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Geology Volcanoes&Earthquake Assignment1
Geology Volcanoes&Earthquake Assignment1
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...Earthquakes & Volcanoes. Black Rabbit Books, 2004. Print.... Prof: Volcanoes Volcanoes are points of weaknesses on the earth’s crust or outer skin, where gas as well as hot and melted rock from the inner parts of the earth can burst open to the surface or has done that before (Green 4). Volcanoes take various forms, shapes, and sizes, implying that some are steep sided and tall while others are simply cracks in the surface of the ground (McKay, “What Are Volcanoes?” 1). The first section of this definition implies that volcanoes can be mere openings on the crust of the planet that do not even have lava. Where Volcanoes Occur Although volcanoes appear to occur in every part of the world, they do not just...
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Supercomputers
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...Kobe, Japan This is a Japanese computer capable of performing 8.16 petaflops per second. 5. Sequoia: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the US This is the IBM BlueGene/Q system installed at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This supercomputer achieved the clockspeed of 16.32 petaflop per second. Uses of Supercomputers Space... Supercomputers Introduction San Diego Supercomputer Center defines supercomputer that works very fast. Supercomputer of a decade back is not powerful enough in todays world to be called supercomputer of the modern age. Scientific advances keep on adding faster and faster supercomputers that can perform the job in less and...
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To what Extent is Leadership Important and Significant in the Aftermath of the Recent Earthquake in Christchurch or Japan
To what Extent is Leadership Important and Significant in the Aftermath of the Recent Earthquake in Christchurch or Japan
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...EARTHQUAKES AND OTHER CALAMITIES INTRODUCTION This early an earthquake of the 9.0 magnitude struck Japan, triggering a tsunami that swept the coastal communities and cities, thereby destroying crops, properties and killing thousands. The 2010 Christchurch earthquake also tested the strength of a people. Both incidents proved how disasters can unify people through leaderships and teams dedicated to rise beyond expectations. The way an organization or an activity is led affects the success of the organization or endeavour. Leaders need the support and help of their subordinates. Success of an activity depends on the collaborative efforts... . He also wants us to be like him because he is...
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