History of Iceland's Hekla Volcano and chronological eruptions
By: Leigh Goessl
On April 19, 2010 rumors surfaced that the famed Icelandic volcano, Hekla, had erupted five days after Eyjafjallajokull had awakened and spewed tremendous amounts of ash causing a lot of chaos, disruption and havoc across Iceland and Europe. Fortunately Hekla did not erupt and Iceland...
By: Alexandra Heep
In order for a snowstorm to be classified a blizzard it has to be accompanied by winds over 35 miles per hour, with visibility of one-quarter mile or less. It has to also have temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit and last longer than three hours...
Causes of limnic eruptions
By: Anne StClair
A limnic eruption occurs when carbon dioxide (CO2) trapped in deep lake water erupts to the surface, displacing the lake water, and possibly causing a tsunami. As a result of the CO2 released, any wildlife or humans in the vicinity die through asphyxiation, CO2 poisoning...
How tsunamis form as a result of earthquakes
By: Frances Stanford
Everyone remembers in vivid detail the horrific events of a tsunami that devastated parts of Indonesia and Sri Lanka in December, 2004. Ever since that date, the word "tsunami" strikes fear in the hearts of those living in the area where it is predicted to...
By: Wayne K. Wilkins
The formation of tornadoes is a secret and mystery of life’s natural destructive forces that has been in question and study for generations. Tornadoes are capable of causing mass destructive effects on both human and animal populations with wind speeds capable of reaching over...
By: Pauline Abreu
The earth is made up of huge flat rocks called tectonic plates. These move slowly and meet at what is called a fault, when the plates rub together a force is causing waves of energy to come to the surface of the earth. The severe...
The deadliest earthquakes on record
By: Taylor Divico
Throughout history, earthquakes have caused vast destruction and innumerable deaths around the globe. They strike without warning, and leave after devastating an area with landslides, structural collapses, tsunamis, and worst of all- the loss of life. The ten deadliest earthquakes have proven tragic in their...
Surviving a tornado
By: Darryl Brooks
Although tornadoes strike in every month of the year in the United States, April and May are the two months with the most recorded tornado strikes. Even though chances are against anyone being impacted by the destruction of a tornado, knowing what to look for...
How tsunamis form as a result of earthquakes
By: Anne StClair
Tsunamis are a series of waves that result from seismic disturbances at the bottom the sea that cause the sea floor to move. These disturbances are most often earthquakes at the boundaries between tectonic plates, but they can also be volcanic eruptions or explosions, or...
The deadliest earthquakes on record
By: Anne StClair
Earthquakes can strike terror into the mind of almost anyone, but especially those living in earthquake-prone areas. They are among the most common and most feared of all natural disasters partly because they cannot yet be predicted with any certainty, and because they can be...

 

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