THE MOST IMPORTANT IN THE ANTIQUITY(San Francisco)
THE MOST TRAGIC(Haiti)
TESTIMONIES OF PEOPLE
SURVIVE AN EARTHQUAKE
An earthquake is a trembling or shaking movement of the Earth's surface. Earthquakes typically result from the movement of faults, quasi-planar zones of deformation within its uppermost layers.
THE MOST TRAGIC EARTHQUAKES IN HISTORY. The Richter magnitude scale , also known as the local magnitude scale, assigns a single number to quantify the amount of seismic energy released by an earthquake. It is a base-10 logarithmic scale. PLACE YEAR RITCHER China 1556 8 Portugal 1755 9 San Francisco, California 1906 7.9 Chile 1960 9.5 Alaska 1964 9.2 Haiti 2010 8, 5.9, 5.5 and 5.1
PLACE: California, San Francisco.
DATE: April 18, 1906
IMPORTANCE -FIRE -DAMAGE
THE STRONGEST EARTHQUAKE.
DATE: May 22, 1960
ALTHOUGH IT WAS HORRIFIC, IT DIDN´T CAUSE A LOT OF DAMAGE BECAUSE HOUSES WERE READY.
THE MOST TRAGIC AND THE MOST RECENT EARTHQUAKE.
DATE: January 12, 2010
RITCHER: 8, 5.9, 5.5 and 5.1
DURATION: 1min .
- The poorest country in America -3,000,000 people were affected - Damages cost more than 7.900 million of dollars -10 years to complete the rebuilding
Haiti was the most tragic earthquake so old the world decided to help it.
TESTIMONIES OF PEOPLE The director of a NOG: “we heard children’s voices in the rubble, but we couldn’t do anything”
The coordinator of an organization: “it’s really dangerous go out at night and, sometimes, in the day. People loot every places.”
Chris Rollings, Canadian director of the organization Clean Water for Haiti: “I’m going to have nightmares all my life”
SURVIVE IN AN EARTHQUAKE
You must not be under of something because they always fall down. You must be in a small place.
You should be in fetal position.
A house made of wood is safer because it does empty spaces .
If you are sleeping or watching TV, lie down to the floor or go next to the sofa, chair or big furniture .
Don’t be down the doorframe because it will break and you will die crushed
Don’t go downstairs because you don’t know when it can move and break .
Go to a place where you are in the external wall because you will be safer than when you are in the centre of the room. If you are in a car, go out and stay next to the car