Chicago Fire Research Paper

What started as a small spark , possibly in a barn, ignited one of the most destructive and largest catastrophes, in Chicago’s history. The Great Chicago fire of 1871 is still a mystery. MAny have speculated, pointed fingers, and taken blame for the devastating fire that destroyed hundreds of acres, took many lives, and charred … Read more

Natural Disasters In Haiti Essay

Natural disasters and human emergencies are recurring phenomenon’s that leave disastrous effects in their wake. On 12th January 2010, a major earthquake of a 7. 0 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Haiti. The catastrophic quake centred about 15 miles South West of Port-au-Prince left considerable damage to a majority of towns in the country … Read more

The San Francisco 1989 Earthquake

On Tuesday October 17, 1989 at 5:04 PM the Loma Prieta earthquake struck the San Francisco, Monterey Bay, and Silicon Valley areas. Those were no the only areas affected. Many areas up to 70 and 100 miles away could feel the tremble of the quake. The epicenter of the quake was in the Santa Cruz … Read more

The Study Of Earthquakes

Earthquake, shaking of the earths surface caused by rapid movement of the earths rocky outer layer. Earthquakes occur when energy stored within the earth, usually in the form of strain in rocks, suddenly releases. This energy is transmitted to the surface of the earth by earthquake waves. The study of earthquakes and the waves they … Read more