Earthquake InvestigationPosted by in Humanities 7 on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at 8:33 am
If I was one of the people in the earthquake, I can describe that there are many houses that were knocked-down, many signs were knocked down and destroyed, and many trash is in the left side of the road. I was very sad when seeing this accident, I wish I could help the community there.
1. Iran is the country that is in the left side of Afghanistan. Iran is in Europe and the countries that border Iran is Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, United-Arab-Emirates, and the sea.
2. An earthquake happened because of the plate movements, so the plate squished the country.
3. Today was a huge tragedy in my town. A 6.5 earthquake struck the town of Bam on 5:36 in the morning. I was asleep and it woke me up, I felt the earthquake; shaking my desk. Suddenly the walls begin to shake and little by little the walls collapse. I didn’t realize that my parents were dead, until I half of my walls at my house collapse. I cried and cried, but I don’t panicked. I went outside, and every house collapse. Over 43% of the people in bam died. I was so lucky that I survived the huge disaster in the town of Bam.
|Comparing 2 Earthquakes|
|Location||Bam, Iran||Northridge, USA|
|% of Population Killed||43,000 (43%)||57%|
|% of Building Destroyed/Damaged||70%||20%|
|Are Strict Rules in Force for Seismic-proof Buildings?||No||Yes|
6. People still lived in natural disaster areas because:
a). They think that the disasters will not happen again after it had happened once
b). They are not scared of it happening again
c). They won’t leave their stuff that can’t be carried with.
d). They settled in danger zones before they understood the risks
e). They are poor to move.