Technological Catastrophe. Natural disasters have received more attention from researchers studying hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, etc. The research has mostly been conducted by sociologists.
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The great 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire destroyed most of the city and left 250,00 people homeless.
From Manion, M. & Evan, W.M. (2002)
Death of a spouse (100)
Marital separation (65)
Jail term (63)
Death of a close family member (63)
Personal injury/illness (53)
Fired from job (47)
Sex difficulties (39)
Gain of a new family member (39)
Change in financial status (38)
Minor violations of law (11)