Tsunamis are mainly caused by earthquakes but one of the less common causes is also volcanoes, which can either be on land or underwater. When they erupt, large amounts of water are displaced and a tsunami is formed.
It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern world history. It destroyed a major city and supposedly killed 300,000. But, nobody was sure if it was an earthquake or cyclone.
An eruption of the Yellowstone super volcano would be a cataclysmic event that would kill many thousands and damage our planet. So is this huge caldera due to erupt in the near future?
There are more than one MILLION earthquakes a year. Where will the next one strike? Find out here why earthquakes happen and how you could be affected by the tremors.
Three Iceland volcanoes of past, present, and future: the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010, the possibly imminent eruption of Katla, and the exceptional eruption of Laki in 1783 that was perhaps the worst natural disaster in the last 1000 years.
The best earthquake resources that I have found, supplying lists and/or maps to seismic events of all sizes and dating back as much as thousands of years ago. Indispensable information for research..
Volcanoes, like their close cousins earthquakes, are responsible for both massive destruction as well as for the creation of many of the beautiful landscapes on our earth. The Earth as we know it today was created eons ago. The job, however, is...
An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 that hit the city of Tangshan at 3:42 a.m. on the 28th of July 1976, "The Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976."
The biggest tsunami ever was caused by an enormous 8.3 magnitude earthquake in Alaska on July 9, 1958. A landslide of rock fell into a lake and caused a wave bigger than the Empire State Building. Read more...
A volcano is an opening in the earth's crust through which hot molten magma, gases and ash ejects to the earth's surface.