Earthquakes and their Dangers Term Paper by supercalifragilistic

Earthquakes and their Dangers
This paper examines three major earthquakes of the previous century and the damage they caused.
# 97551 | 1,027 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Aug 24, 2007 in Geology and Geophysics (Earth) , Geology and Geophysics (General)

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The paper provides a brief overview of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake in China, the 1982 New Brunswick quake and the 1906 quake of San Francisco. The paper examines the intensity of the damage and how well the situation was handled. The paper shows how imminent warning for major earthquakes is critical in saving lives, especially in densely populated regions. The paper discusses, however, that although scientists are able to predict quakes based on fault lines, they are still unable to issue short-term predictions with any certainty.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • SANDRA BLAKESLEE, 'Mercilessly Unpredictable, Quakes Defy Seismologists', Accessed April 23rd 2007, Available at,
  • New York Times, "Tangshan Quake Area in China is Toured by Premier", Aug 5, 1976
  • Andrew H Malcolm, "Chinese Disclose that 1976 Earthquake was Deadliest in Four Centuries", New York Times Jan 2, 1977
  • Reuters, "Quake Struck Chinese City is a Vast Plain of Rubble", Jun 11, 1977, New York Times
  • Dr. Frank J. Collazo, "History of Earthquakes in the United States", Accessed 23rd April 2007, Available at,

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