The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake was one of the most devastating natural disasters to hit the US until Hurricane Katrina. Most of the damage was from the fires that eupted after the earthquake. For more information see the related links below.
Earthquake damage is the damage to property and life from the ground vibrations during an earthquake. The Richter scale is one way to measure the scale of earthquake damage. For example, a magnitude of 5 is strong enough to damage weak buildings.
A Pwave is the first wave to arrive during an earthquake, P waves compress and then expand. They can damage buildings.
Sometimes, buildings weakened by an earthquake, then it would collapse during a aftershock.
during an earthquake the plates under us release which forms an earthquake which brings great damage. buildings might fall, fire, e.t.c. some earthquakes are really weak to even notice them. :)
Buildings Collapse during an earthquake because when the tectonic plates under the ground shift, it causes the buildings to move with the plates.
Surface wave cause the most damage during an earthquake.
Theodore Roosevelt was president from 1901-1909 the San Francisco earthquake is during 1906 5 years after his presidency.
Alot of people get hurt during an earthquake becauase their are some buildings that are not strong enough
broken buildings collapsed buildings roofs ect
They break down faster than small buildings, it also depends on the magnitude of the earthquake
The ground vibrations, however, were too rapid to affect taller buildings, whose periods of vibration were longer than the earthquake waves, and too slow to affect shorter buildings, whose periods of vibration were shorter.
The earthquake caused very little damage.
The answer is pretty simple the mass and the impact in the earthquake . (simpler terms) the force of the earthquake
Avoid tall buildings.
Fire damage to a structure weakens the stability of the structure. Structures with fire damage are a concern during an earthquake due to their stability and the high chances of them collapsing.
Some buildings are designed to be earthquake proof- especially in high risk areas like California or Japan- but they can only stand up to a certain force of earthquake, which is judged on the Richter scale. Some systems that have been designed to reduce earthquake damage in buildings include- * Concrete/steel reinforcing * Lightweight materials * Energy absorbing systems (most common in skyscrapers) There are also systems devised to protect buildings that were not built with earthquake safetyin mind. There are special hooks being developed to attach things such as cupboards to walls so that they do not fall during an earthquake.
Buildings and bridges collapsing, fires as a result of collapse, loss of water and electricity from damage to utilities, etc.
they collapse because of what type of ground it is placed on
The L- Wave or the Love and Rayleigh waves (collectively known as surface waves) cause most of the damage during an earthquake.
Buildings falling onto people, or if the earthquake causes a tsunami, drowning.