Historic Earthquakes

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Historic Earthquakes

  1. 1. Historic Earthquakes
  2. 2. Historic Earthquakes Largest earthquake by magnitude ~8.7 Lisbon, Portugal 01 – 11 – 1755 10 8.7 Sumatra, Indonesia 25 – 11 – 1833 8 8.7 Rat Islands, Alaska, USA 04 – 02 – 1965 8 8.8 Colombia-Ecuador 31 – 01 – 1906 7 ~9 Cascadia subduction zone 26 – 01 – 1700 6 9.0 Kamchatka, Russia 04 – 11 – 1952 5 9.2 Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA 27 – 03 – 1964 3 ~9.3 Kamchatka, Russia 16 – 10 – 1737 3 9.3 Off west coast northern Sumatra, Indonesia 26 – 12 – 2004 2 9.5 Valdivia, Chile 22 – 05 – 1960 1 Magnitude Location Date Rank
  3. 3. Historic Earthquakes Deadliest earthquake on record 7.6 or 7.8 100,000 (estimated), 80,000 (official) India & N.W.F.P, Pakistan 08 – 10 – 2005 10 7.3 110,000 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 06 – 10 – 1948 9 7.9 143,000 Kantō, Japan 01 – 09 – 1923 8 150,000 Ardabil, Iran 23 – 03 – 893+ 7 8.6 200,000 Ningxia-Gansu, China 16 – 12 – 1920 6 200,000 Damghan, Iran 22 – 12 – 0856 5 8.5 230,000 Aleppo, Syria 09 – 08 – 1338 4 9.3 ~230,210 dead and missing Off West coast of Northern Sumatra, Indonesia 26 – 12 – 2004 3 7.5 255,000 (official) Tangshan, China 27 – 07 – 1976 2 8.0 830,000 Shaanxi, China 23 – 01 – 1556 1 Magnitude Fatalities   Location   Date   Rank
  4. 4. Historic Earthquakes <ul><li>Online Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (Video) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Historic Earthquakes <ul><li>Online Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>The memory of Tangshan Earthquake – 1976 ( Mandarin Video) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Historic Earthquakes <ul><li>Online Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>The great 1995 Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake (Japanese Video) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Historic Earthquakes <ul><li>Online Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>2004 Sumatra Earthquake (Video) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Historic Earthquakes <ul><li>Online Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquake in Peru 2007 (Video) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Historic Earthquakes <ul><li>Online Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Historic Worldwide Earthquakes http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/world/historical.php Historic Earthquakes http://geology.about.com/od/historicearthquakes/Historic_Earthquakes.htm </li></ul><ul><li>12 of the most destructive earthquakes http://www.howstuffworks.com/12-of-the-most-destructive-earthquakes.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Images of Historic Earthquakes http:// nisee.berkeley.edu/elibrary/browse/kozak?eq =5234 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Historic Earthquakes <ul><li>Task One </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize and express your feelings about our world’s historic earthquakes on forum. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Historic Earthquakes <ul><li>Task Two </li></ul><ul><li>Study the readings and other resources you may have found about the two major earthquakes of China and Japan in 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Give a brief group presentation (not more than 5 minutes) in the next section. </li></ul><ul><li>The focus of each group is listed as follows: </li></ul>10 9 Damages 8 7 Casualties 6 5 Immediate Aftermath 4 3 Tectonics 2 1 Magnitude & Aftershocks Iwate – Japan Sichuan – China Group Focus
  12. 12. Historic Earthquakes <ul><li>Online Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquake in Sichuan Province (Interactive Map) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/05/12/world/05132008_CHINA_MAP.html# </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquake in China – Sichuan Province </li></ul><ul><li>http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/science/topics/earthquakes/sichuan_province_china/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>China Earthquake </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/chinaearthquake </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Report for 2008 Sichuan Earthquake </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/topics/china2008/index_eng.html </li></ul>
  13. 13. Historic Earthquakes <ul><li>Online Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Japan Earthquake June 14 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mahalo.com/Japan_Earthquake_June_14_2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Quick report for 2008 Iwate-Miyagi Nairiku Earthquake </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/topics/Iwate2008/index_eng.html </li></ul>

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