Causes of limnic eruptions
By: Douglas Black
When most of us hear the word eruption, we almost instinctively associate such images as smoking mountain tops and cascades of hot bubbling lava. However, there is another type of natural disaster in our midst that has somehow slipped public consciousness, which isn't surprising since...
Causes of limnic eruptions
By: Fran Moriarty
The earth rumbles, grumbles, snorts, and regurgitates- it spews hot liquids and poisonous gases. It throws rocks. It tears at land by winds and water by stillness. It is as if the earth is at war with itself. Trapped within this war are the creatures...
Causes of limnic eruptions
By: Josephine Polifroni
Limnic eruptions, or lake overturns, are a rare natural disasters where large quantities of carbon dioxide are released from deep lake water resulting in a deadly cloud of CO2 which suffocates all in its path.Thirty-seven people were killed as the result of an overturn...
How tsunamis form as a result of earthquakes
By: Fran Moriarty
When the earth's tectonic plates shift, the earth shakes and quakes. This shaking causes a number of events to occur. The tsunami is one nature's most dramatic damaging phenomenon. It is the result of an earthquake shaking the oceans and seas around the world. The...
Causes of limnic eruptions
By: Perry McCarney
The term "limnic" refers to bodies of freshwater, such as lakes and rivers. Limnic eruptions are gaseous expulsions that bubble up from the bottom of lakes. To date, there have been two limnic eruptions that we have knowledge about. The first killed 37 people traveling...
How tsunamis form as a result of earthquakes
By: Avinash Mendha
Harbor waves, commonly known as a tsunami when translated in Japanese is a series of strong and huge waves rushing at the ocean beds and sea shores of coastal areas causing havoc and disrupting life and property. The waves can be as high as 15...
How tsunamis form as a result of earthquakes
By: Perry McCarney
The rapid expansion of humanity's technological capabilities over the last 100 years has gifted the populations of the world's developed nations with a staggering amount of quickly available information. Not least amongst this is the ability to learn of horrendous natural disasters occurring in widely...
By: JRR
Many disaster movies have portrayed giant earthquakes and the tsunami's that follows as changing the world as we know it. Through the eyes of Hollywood directors we have been able to watch as a single monster wave washes away entire countries. At some point, many...
By: Josephine Polifroni
A tsunami, Japanese for "great harbor wave," is a seismic sea wave, formed as the result of sudden changes in the sea floor brought on by an earthquake.There are four basic stages to a tsunami. Although the cycle starts with an earthquake, and...
How do individual conservation efforts affect worldwide availability of drinking water?
By: Cheryl Abney
Can one person change the world? It's not likely unless you're watching a sci-fi movie. But one act multiplied by billions of people can make a big difference in the future of our planet Earth. I'm reminded of the story about the starfish. A man...

 

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