Monthly Archives: March 2011

Tsunami devastations reach farther than just point of impact


As we have learned, a shift in a subducting plate zone near Japan caused for vertical displacement of water and resulted in a tsunami. The waves reached nearly 40 feet tall. However, Japan’s government has estimated that the damages from … Continue reading

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U.S. Sneaking Pills To Citizens!


Due to the recent events of the highly discussed Japan earthquake and tsunami, radiation  exposure is possible and in the area. The U.S. embassy in Tokyo has been secretly giving out Potassium Iodide (KI) pills to U.S. citizens. Each person … Continue reading

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Deadly Yellow


The Yellow River has taken its toll on China by flooding and causing a devastating amount of deaths. The flood of the Yellow River in 1887, caused approximately 900,000 lives to be lost. Due to the elevation of the river, … Continue reading

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Radiation Doesn’t Scare Me!


We all know about the earthquake in Japan that resulted in a very devastating Tsunami. One of the big problems that this tsunami created was the destruction of nuclear power plants, and the radiation that they are now giving off. … Continue reading

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Japan’s economic clean-up


Japanese companies are major exporters in the global market. When the disaster occurred on 3/11/2011, it was a scary sight for many importers and investors dealing with Japanese companies. An initial hypothesis may predict doom for many business people. Contrary … Continue reading

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Flooding Fitzroy


Western Australia experienced flooding of the Fitzroy River due to mass amounts of rainfall in mid-march. Flooding of the river endangered both people and property, instigating an evacuation of the areas subject to the flood’s destined path. The river’s protrusion … Continue reading

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Major Effects of Minor Changes


Scientists around the world today believe that average temperatures will continue to rise consistently for years to come. We have already witnessed effects that are believed to be directly related to climate change. Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … Continue reading

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Energy Problems in Japan after losing its oil refinery plants and nuclear plants


Japan is having severe energy problems after losing its oil refinery plants and nuclear plants from earth quakes and tsunamis. A half million homeless Japanese people are suffering with low temperature, limited electricity, and lack of oils while being huddled … Continue reading

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2011 Earthquake in Myanmar


With all the attention on Japanese tsunami / earthquake combo the press has also taken a great interest in the earthquake that happened on March 24th, 2011 in Myanmar. Myanmar is located on the Indian Ocean east of India. The … Continue reading

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Radioactivity and Food


The crisis in Japan started on March 11, 2011, after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake. Soon after the earthquake, a Tsunami hit Japan. Japan has now been suffering from many difficulties. The new issue the Japanese face is shortages and food safety. The Japanese are … Continue reading

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A Study Abroad Student’s Worst Nightmare


Imagine being away at college while disaster strikes your home country, with no way to contact your loved ones.  Twenty year old Akiko Kosaka was put in this very horrific situation when a 9.0 earthquake hit Japan, followed by destructive … Continue reading

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Japan and the American Economy


The devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan recently has left the island nation in shambles, destroying homes and businesses alike. Japan’s economy is obviously reeling, but how does that affect the American economy? The jury is still out on … Continue reading

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Food and Water in Possible Ruins


Not only is the country of Japan in ruins, but their food and water could be as well. Japanese are taking many precautions on food and water to make sure it is safe for the survivors of the Tsunami, as … Continue reading

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Earthquakes in Thailand


Thailand experienced two earthquakes during the night of March 24th. The first one was a 7-magnitude quake, while the second one occurred about 30 minutes later being a 5-magnitude. They occurred on the fault line on the Burmese-Lao border. Experts … Continue reading

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A “wave” of recent events


On March 11, 2011 an earthquake-triggered tsunami hit the coast of Japan, taking out virtually everything in its path. The tremor that triggered the tsunami was scaled at 8.9, the most powerful earthquake Japan has ever experienced. The earthquake was … Continue reading

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Worldwide Relief Efforts Follow Disaster in Japan


On March 11, 2011, an unbelievable 8.9 earthquake occurred Japan. This earthquake caused a tsunami to strike North-Eastern Japan, off the Pacific coast causing severe widespread damage.  Not long after this tragedy hit, relief efforts began across America and other … Continue reading

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Japan’s Recent Earthquake and Tsunami Devastates the People and the Economy


The earthquake and tsunami that recently struck Japan has caused substantial damage to its economy. This natural disaster has caused a huge sell off Asian stocks. With such a large crash in the stock market, The Bank of Japan has … Continue reading

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Social Media Plays a Large Role in Japan Disaster Response / Relief


Social media is playing a large role in Japan’s disaster response and relief. Facebook, MySpace, Skype and Twitter accounts are allowing family and friends to know their loved ones are safe.  It is a great way to keep them updated on … Continue reading

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Japan Tsunami Sends Ripple Across the Financial World


The tsunami in Japan created a disaster beyond belief. It destroyed buildings, houses, cars,and flooded a large area of dry land. But past the physical damaged caused, the financial damage is almost just as bad. The disaster caused hundreds of … Continue reading

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New Research Suggests Quartz May Be a Big Deal!!


A recent study conducted by Anthony Lowry [rvd: Utah State University] observing gravity, heat-flow measurements and the speed at which seismic waves travel suggests that quartz may be behind the formation and location of earth faults, mountains, valleys and plains. Lowry … Continue reading

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Engineers Save More Lives Than Doctors


Recently in Japan, there was an earthquake and a tsunami. Luckily for the people of Japan, buildings have to follow strict regulations. Inside the tall, tall towers of modern Japan hide extra steel bracing, giant rubber pads, and hydraulic shock … Continue reading

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New Zealand Earthquake Has Californians Questioning


VIDEO SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE OF EARTHQUAKE IN CHRISTCHURCH Because of the tremendous impact that the New Zealand earthquakes had on the country and the news media, citizens of California are now re-evaluating the way they’ve been building their buildings. In New … Continue reading

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Brazilian Landslides Wreak Havoc


In January of last year, Brazil experienced some of the worst landslides in it’s 190 year history as a country. Displacing nearly 14,000 Brazilian residents and killing hundreds of people, the landslides have been a huge catastrophe to the South … Continue reading

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My Storm Chaser Experience


I know we have a few weeks before we begin studying tornadoes, but I wanted to blog about this topic because it is the only natural disaster that I have encountered in my lifetime. When a series of tornados hit … Continue reading

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The Irish Potato Famine


The Great Potato Famine was the result of crop failures in Ireland’s most stable crop caused by airborne fungus. This event shows how natural disasters don’t only effect the present lives of peoples, but also the history. Because of the … Continue reading

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Chinese Mining City Struck By Massive Earthquake


On July 28th, 1976, the worst earthquake in modern times (by death toll) struck the city of Tangshan, China. The earthquake was a massive 8.3 on the Richter scale and officially killed 250,000 people and injured another 164,000. Some say … Continue reading

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Airlines Sit and Watch the Euros Fly By


The ash cloud that came from the volcano in Iceland about a year ago had a huge economic impact on the whole world.  It shut down airlines for over a week and cost them about 130 million Euros per day. … Continue reading

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Cyclones of Madagascar


On February 14, 2011 the category 3 tropical cyclone known as Bingiza ravished through Madagascar with wind speeds up to 115 mph. This cyclone destroyed several houses and buildings in the northern part of the big island before making its … Continue reading

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The Buried Truth


On September 19, 1985 the most devastating earthquake in the recorded history of Mexico hit Mexico City at 7:12 am. The earthquake was of magnitude 8.1 and the city was not prepared for a disaster of this force. The casualties … Continue reading

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Laguna Beach Landslides


As a young teen, my favorite TV show was Laguna Beach. It was a show on MTV, about a group of high school students, their social life and drama, living in Laguna Beach, California. I love the beach, so the … Continue reading

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