Tag Archives: Earth quake

Deadly Tsunami in the Indian Ocean


The traumatic tsunami that occurred in the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004, was generated by a 9.0 earthquake under the Indian Ocean. This earthquake was the largest earthquake recorded in 40 years. This earthquake under water also had very … Continue reading

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Tsunami Affecting Automakers throughout the World!


As the Earthquake and Tsunami hit the country of Japan, the auto industry began to take a hit. This is where my major of Supply Chain Management resembles this tragedy. Japan being the 3rd largest automobile manufacturer, after the U.S. … Continue reading

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Japan’s Natural Disasters Shaking the Global Market


Besides the earthquake and tsunami taking more than 6000 lives, costing the county billions of dollars and damaging some of their main nuclear reactors, the natural disasters in Japan could potentially hurt the global economy significantly. Japan has the third … Continue reading

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After Effects from Japan Earthquake


We all know by now that a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit Japan and caused a huge tsunami that did major damage across Japan, and now faces one of the worst nuclear emergencies in recent memory. On April 8th Japan experienced … Continue reading

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School: A Haven or Hell?


A school is like a second home to most students, but is this feeling enough to protect children from the dangers of natural disasters? For some, the schools are providing a temporary home while parents remain missing in the debris … Continue reading

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Safety First!


Children enrolled in school in the United States have been ducking under desks and shielding themselves against earthquakes for decades. Currently the Victory Boulevard School, located in north Hollywood, holds two earthquake drills a month, which is more than their … Continue reading

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After 3 Years Debris Hits the USA


In three years the U.S could be affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March of this year. The 8.9 magnitude earthquake, which was near the east coast of Japan, caused the 30-foot wall of water that … Continue reading

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6.3 Earthquake Damages City


On February 22, 2011 there was a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand. The death toll is said to be at least 65 people. The earthquake’s epicenter was located deep under ground about 6 miles from ChristChurch. To make matters … Continue reading

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Earthquake Effects Japanese Automaker


To relate my major, supply chain management, to the catastrophe that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. The devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake significantly affected one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, Nissan. Nissan announced that numerous production plants throughout … Continue reading

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The Quake Strikes Again!


Japan is just starting to put back together the pieces from the earthquake and tsunami that occurred almost a month ago on March 11. To make matters worse for them they were just stricken by yet another earthquake on April … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Management: Earthquake in Japan effect on China’s product supply chain


Although the 9.0-magnitude earthquake in Japan occurred 3 weeks ago, its effect on the global product supply chain and especially China’s just starts to become larger and larger. According to the Camera Market Price Research by Hexu Technology, the Japanese … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With the Disaster…


When Japan was devastated by natural disasters the world came together. My major is Telecommunications focusing on social media, and as awful as these disasters are it is quite something to see people come together to help Japan using their … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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An Aftershock to Leave New Zealand In Shock


In Christchurch, New Zealand, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit. People were left trapped or crushed under the rubble. A minimum of a dozen buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged from the quake. Thousands of people had to move from the … Continue reading

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Earthquakes Strike Chile Again


Chile has been struck by devastating earthquakes in the past, but with the most recent ones they have gotten lucky. On Sunday February 27, 2011, a Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Concepcion. Unlike past earthquakes this one has caused zero … Continue reading

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Insurance Companies Feel Financial Burden of Earthquake


When a natural disaster hits, the financial and personal burdens can be extremely devastating. However those most affected by these disasters are the insurance companies who insure the properties that were damaged by disaster. In the aftermath of the recent earthquake … Continue reading

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Unleashed Power of Water leads to Destruction: Indian Ocean Tsunami


Curious beach-goers in Indonesia watched in amazement as an enormous wave accelerated [rvd: actually, as the wave entered shallower waters when approaching land, it slowed down and gained height] towards the shore. Before they could try to or even think … Continue reading

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Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand


Earthquakes kill people every year and have been doing so for quite some time. There was a nasty earthquake hit down in New Zealand on February 22, 2011. The earthquake struck Christchurch causing 98 deaths and 226 missing persons so far (Feb. 24, 2011). Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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New Zealand Quake leaves City Shaken


The 6.3 magnitude earthquake, which occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 26, has killed 145 people as of today. An additional 226 people are still missing. The number of casualties is relatively high because of the structures of the … Continue reading

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