Tragic Photographs of Disasters that Occurred Before 1920
We're used to photos and video footage of disasters almost as soon as they happen, but the relative permanence of these disaster photographs forces us to truly reflect on the destruction and tragedy that once occurred, even though it all happened decades ago.
Japan Highways and Earthquakes
Japan has one of the most sophisticated urban infrastructure with modern engineering design. But still its some time no match for mother ...
Prince William Sound, Alaska - 9.2 Earthquake, March 27, 1964. 2nd largest earthquake in the world.This great earthquake and ensuing tsunami took 128 lives (tsunami 113, earthquake 15), and caused $311 million in property loss.
1971 Sylmar Earthquake San Fernando Valley Lived through this quake on Feb. 9! Scary. We evacuated because the Van Norman Dam was cracked, and they thought it might burst down on the valley!
Recumbent Chevron Folds
Millook Haven - Cornwell - UK. The history of deformation that has generated these spectacular folds is divided in two steps: 1) Compression 2) Tilting. Tilting could be related both to a late compression or extension.
Anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake
I get the Writer's Almanac emailed to me each day. Today it has a description of the 1906 earthquake that happened right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've read many accounts about it ... but this one had so many shocking bits to it. Read it and see if you don't learn some new things. Kinda reminded me of Katrina in New Orleans. It was on this day in 1906 that one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States occurred: the San Francisco earthquake. The shaking…