Earthquakes (Disasters) by Ann Weil

By Ann Weil

This sequence of nonfiction readers will seize a student's curiosity from the first actual web page! Designed with reluctant readers in brain, those riveting sixty four web page softcover books supply brief chapters on major failures. each one bankruptcy is its personal mini-book, which incorporates a timeline, keyword phrases, and engaging proof. attention-grabbing black and white pictures hold the pages turning. A bibliography encourages additional topical reading.\n\nEARTHQUAKES:\n\nEarthquakes are as a result of shifts within the Earth's plates. surprise waves from those occasions reason various quantities of destruction in response to their significance. usually, earthquakes reason different mess ups in addition, reminiscent of fires and tsunami. learn right here approximately significant earthquakes in San Francisco, Mexico urban, Japan, Lisbon, and China.

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Hundreds of fires burned in the city. Some were started by overturned candles. Others were caused by cooking stoves and lamps. Fires burned for days. When the smoke finally cleared, the city was a complete ruin. More than 60,000 people had died. 50 City in Ruins The fire and earthquake destroyed most of Lisbon. The tsunami wrecked the waterfront. More than half the city’s churches were totally ruined. The rest were badly damaged. Many priceless works of art were also destroyed. Many survivors left the city.

Some concrete buildings collapsed. The top floors fell onto the ones below. People were crushed to death without even waking up. It was almost impossible to rescue people in the dark. The earthquake had knocked out the power. There were no lights. It was pitch-black outside. Many people died before they could be saved. 2 on the Richter Scale. It happened along a 150km (93-mile) fault. The entire fault ruptured. That released a huge amount of energy. Powerful shock waves rippled out underground.

Many patients were crushed to death. There were many newborn babies in the hospital nursery. Many of these babies survived after being buried for seven days. More than 50 infants were rescued alive. The highest office building in Mexico survived. All 52 floors are still standing. It survived the shock waves of the 1985 earthquake. 36 Rescue workers pull a body out from the rubble of a building destroyed by an earthquake in Mexico City. 37 Chapter 4 Japan, 1923, 1995 DATAFILE TIMELINE September 1, 1923 More than 100,000 people die when an earthquake hits Tokyo, Japan.

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