Read about the terrifying ordeal of waking up to an active volcano erupting just outside your front door and how a town was sacrificed.A synopsis of a chapter in John McPhee's "Controlling Nature."
Disaster Management The term 'DISASTER' has been taken from a French word 'Desastre' (French 'des' means bad and 'astre' means star) meaning bad evil star. A disaster whether natural or human induced, is an event which...
What you learned in grade school about earthquake survival may not be the best safety advice for modern times. Read how to find the "Triangle of Life" in a big earthquake! Discover the most modern life saving...
The Great Sichaun Earthquake that happened in 2008, the destruction, the aftershocks and some facts are discussed below. On the 12th May 2013, it will be five years since this quake occurred.
We all thought that Ondoy was just another regular typhoon in the long lines of typhoons in the Philippines but this was not the case. Read this hub to find out how this typhoon devastated the northern part of this...
From June to November hurricanes pose a potential risk to the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of the US, the Caribbean and Central America. The worst hurricanes in history have caused devastating loss of life and...
After so many recent natural disasters the world is wondering if natural disasters are becoming more frequent and more intense. So far there have been 792 earthquakes in 2014 between magnitudes 5-8.2.
Millions of people have been killed by tsunamis in the last hundred years alone. The immense tidal waves are one of the worst natural disasters on earth. And unfortunately, little can be done to mitigate against the...
It has been less than a week since Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in USA and parts of Canada, and just a couple of days since cyclone Nilam bringing destruction in southern part of India. This is what has inspired me to...
The United States of America has been affected by many natural disasters over the years. Here is a brief overview of some destructive hurricanes that have struck this great nation.
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