In the US, Alaska is the most earthquake-prone state and one of the most seismically active regions in the world. Alaska experiences a magnitude 7 earthquake almost every year, and a magnitude 8 or greater earthquake on an average of every 14 years. The largest recorded earthquake in the United...
A volcano is an opening in the earth's crust through which hot molten magma, gases and ash ejects to the earth's surface.
I've been through two 7+ earthquakes since I moved to California in 1996, and 7s don't scare me. However, looking at earthquake maps of the U.S. for the last fifteen years, I've seen something that worries me.
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...
One of the largest and deadliest volcanoes in recorded history, not known by many, not even by many of the current inhabitants of that area! This volcano shifted the climate all over the globe!
The Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 inflicted untold damage upon the city and left thousands injured and dying. The disaster destroyed the once beautiful city, leaving it a shadow of its former glory. Discover how Lisbon was reborn from the ashes of one of the biggest natural disasters on record.
this is tracking of the tsunami wave from the bouys located around the area It seems like everyone wants to learn more about tsunamis. Yes that included me especially after watching the one hit Japan the other day. New Zealand and most other...
Learn about the different types of volcanoes, how they form, and how they erupt. Find out how volcanoes have created entire island chains like Hawaii!
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.