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Earthquake The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 was ranks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all times. The quake occurred on April 18, 1906 at approximately 5:12 a.m. (local time.) Rupturing the northernmost 430 kilometres of the San Andreas fault from northwest of San Juan Bautists to the triple junction at Cape Mendocino. The foreshock, a minor shock before the earthquake occurred with enough force to be felt throughout the San Francisco Bay area, the great earthquake occurre

Scotland is not actually a country, but is an administrative division of Great Britain. Scotland takes up the northern third of the island of Great Britain. To the north of Scotland is the Atlantic Ocean. To the south of Scotland is England and the Solway Firth . To the east of Scotland is the North Sea, and to the west of Scotland is the North Channel and the Atlantic Ocean. To get to Scotland, you could go by airplane and land at Prestwick Airport near Glasgow. You could also drive t

How Will It All End ? Most things have a beginning, exist for a period of time, and then come to a end. It is also the nature of the universe to begin, exist and end. The universe was born in an unparalleled explosion called the "Big Bang." The universe as a whole has been getting cooler and cooler, but how much longer can this go on? Is the universe going to come to an end? Or will it continue to expand and cool for ever? What is the fate of the universe? Imagine that a ball is thro

Yugoslavia is an intriguing country to me. After playing on a basketball team with a Croat, a Serbian, and a Bosnian, I started learning about Yugoslavia. When I began learning the language each of them would teach me little parts, and when words like scissors would come up, they would fight between themselves to decide on a word. The Croat would say "Scoti" and the Serbian would say "Markse". I was always learning the differences and similarities between the former country, Yugoslavia. As

If the United Nations is to remain an effective force in the world's political spectrum it must reform, and make itself more financially sound and become a more consolidated unit with each country being given equal representation and opportunity to have their opinions voiced and respected. When the UN was formed in the post war 40's its goal was to keep another war from occurring as well as make the world a better place to live. Problems and controversies have recently plagued the UN an

The Bermuda Triangle is shrouded, in a thick cloud of mystery, in a thick cloud of controversy, and a thick cloud of argument. Not even the location of the Triangle is agreed on. The most common description of its location is the triangle formed by linking Bermuda, Miami, and Puerto Rico. But there is also two other descriptions: The Devil's Triangle is more like a blob that covers most of the western Caribbean. The Limbo of the lost is an area that stems from Miami to Barbados to the coast

The Dragons Triangle On the other side of the world from the Bermuda Triangle is similar mysterious place called the Dragon's Triangle. To the Japanese this place is known as Ma-No Umi, which means the sea of the Devil. For centuries Japanese fishermen have told stories of mysterious losses of fishing boats to Sea Demons and Dragon's who inhabit the Triangle. Ships have been recorded missing in the triangle for more than 3000 years some reports go as far back as the Sung and Yaun dynasties of

September 23, 1997 by Jordan Bruins Libya Libya is a petroleum-rich Arab nation located in North Africa. Libya is Africa's fourth largest country. The flag of Libya is completely green which is the traditional colour of Islam. Islam is the state religion. Libya has been under the rule of Ottoman Turks, Italy, and under French-British administration. Its formal name is the Popular Socialist Libyan Arab Jamahiriya which means "state of

Romania: Not Just a Catchy Title Northernmost on the Balkan Peninsula, Romania stands at the westernmost border of the Black Sea. Lying between 43oN and 48oN latitude, and between 20oE and 29oE longitude, Romania is situated in a temperate climate zone. It is located north of Bulgaria, south of the Ukraine, east of Serbia and Hungary, and west of Moldova. Romania lies within central Europe, where it sits in line with many other countries which have had revolutions of late. Romania is div

Navigation is the science of conducting a vessel to a certain destination. The two types of navigation that I will discuss are global positioning using satellites and celestial navigation. For centuries sailors have guided their ships across the oceans by celestial navigation or nautical astronomy. This is the art of finding position by observing the sun, moon, stars and planets. As they journey for some distance, travelers observe that the celestial bodies appear to change their paths ac