Quotes about Earthquakes
Earthquakes are one of Earth's great terrors and fascinating events. They are caused by the movements of plate tectonics; however, that alone can cause horrible tragedies. Even today with all of our great technological advancements we are still unable to detect when or where they will occur. The only thing we can say is that they will occur sometime in the future.
These quotes are about the strange, deadliness and horrors of earthquakes.
It takes an earthquake to remind us that we walk on the crust of an unfinished planet.
Americans rightly asked, if this is the way our government responds to a natural disaster it knew about days in advance, how would it respond to a surprise terrorist attack? How would it respond to an earthquake?
We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I couldn't help but be impressed by the magnitude of the earthquake.
Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said, 'Thank God, I'm still alive.' But, of course, those who died, their lives will never be the same again.
If you think of a major disaster like Katrina or the 1906 earthquake in California, what that disaster does is kick you back a couple hundred years in technology for a few days, or maybe a few weeks.
I was married once -- in San Francisco. I haven't seen her for many years. The great earthquake and fire in 1906 destroyed the marriage certificate. There's no legal proof. Which proves that earthquakes aren't all bad.
W. C. Fields
It was like an earthquake. The force of the crash threw me about 9 feet inside my shop.
As seismologists gained more experience from earthquake records, it became obvious that the problem could not be reduced to a single peak acceleration. In fact, a full frequency of vibrations occurs.
Charles Francis Richter
There are still places where you can see evidence of the 1906 earthquake. You just have to know where to look.
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