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.
Here is a list of some of the most wicked and world famous earthquakes that have occurred till date.
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.
The 4.7 magnitude earthquake in California has once again brought questions to the minds of the people whether a bigger earthquake is on the anvil. A devastating quake in 1989 had killed 63 people and injured 3700. This time the state is better prepared, with an app which can warn in advance.
This is part 4 of a 6 part hands-on unit study on Earth Science. Make edible volcanoes, build an erupting ring of fire, demonstrate plate tectonics using graham crackers, form each type of volcano using play-doh, and more! My lessons are geared toward 2nd-3rd grade level children and their...
Everybody loves vulcanic eruptions. Or at least we, who just watch them on pictures or in live but from a safe distance. But what about the people living near a volcano? What about the Krakatau in 1883, the Pompeii eruption and the Pinatubo eruption? All of those have taken thousands of innocent...
Earthquakes surprise everyone all the time, while it shouldn't be necessary. Animals feel an Earthquake coming. There also seems a relation between the shifting poles and very heavy earthquakes.
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.
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.