Reasons why so many people died during the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake in Italy
By: Taylor Divico
A devastating combination of nature and neglect flattened the city of LAquila, Italy. Seismic standards were ignored in this historically, earthquake prone region, leading to a tragic death toll when struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake at 3:32 in the morning on April 6...
What is a lahar?
By: Jessica Fierro
Lahars contribute to some of the worlds deadliest and worst natural disasters in history. A lahar destroys anything in it's path and can have an extremely devastiating outcome.A lahar is a volcanic mudslide or landslide that is made up of pyroclastic material and water...
The difference between the moment magnitude scale and the Richter scale
By: Douglas Black
At first glance there may only appear to be a few insignificant variances between the Ricther Scale and Moment Scale, but somewhere beneath the surface lies a much more complex explanation.Now, before we start diving headlong into these unchartered waters, we should take a...
By: Kimberly Bunch
Avalanche Survival TipsHundreds of people die each year around the world from avalanche related deaths. People want to get out there and have a great time climbing and enjoy the outdoors. You need to have the knowledge, understanding, preparedness and mind frame for be alert...
Avalanche survival tips
By: Avinash Mendha
What is an avalanche ?An avalanche is a huge mass of snow that breaks down from a side of mountain and slides down the mountain at very high speed, and has force to push anything which comes in its way.Formation :-Most of the avalanches...
Avalanche survival tips
By: Bozena Hartley
An avalanche is one of the most violent natural disasters. Each year avalanches take over 150 lives worldwide and the numbers are on the rise. The main reason for the increase is the boom of mountain sports: skiing, snowmobiling, rock and ice climbing, hiking, etc...
The deadliest earthquakes on record
By: Bozena Hartley
Earthquakes are a reminder that our planet hasn't stopped evolving. The Earth's surface, called crust or lithosphere, is made up of tectonic plates. Constant processes taking place inside and on the surface of the Earth can cause a sudden release of energy often resulting in...
The deadliest earthquakes on record
By: Kimberly Bunch
Throughout time, some of the most terrifying earthquakes have caused hundreds of thousands of deaths by one unexpected earthquake at a time. Killing, injuring others, and destroying everything in its path by the most dangerous natural disaster that destroys lives unexpectedly. in a matter of...
By: Rex Gutterman
An avalanche is a very powerful force of nature. Devastating momentum is the key to an avalanche's potency. In physics, momentum is the weight of an object multiplied by the magnitude of its velocity. Imagine for a second other forces of nature that carry a...
By: Rick Bavera
Volcanic eruptions are among the natural dangers with which mankind has had to deal since there have been people. They are also among the very small number of disastrous events that can have positive (agriculturally rich soils) as well as negative effects (destruction of life...

 

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