A tsunami is an enormous wave caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, nuclear detonations, meteorite impacts, underwater explosions, landslides, avalanches and tectonic plate movements.
List of supplies to have on hand in a disaster survival kit in case of an emergency and tips to help you prepare for the worst possible scenario.
Flood is overflowing of water from its normal or artificial banks onto land which is normally dry, such as a river overwhelmed by its floodplain. Uncontrollable floods due to excessive rainfalls can cause excessive damage in a very short period...
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 country.
3 common natural disasters we can protect ourselves from. How to avoid death and destruction when mother nature strikes.
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.
The tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 caused widespread devastation, but also threatened one of the worst nuclear meltdowns that the world has seen in decades. Six months on, the country is still struggling to contain radiation levels at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant and the...
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.
Super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines) is the strongest storm ever to make a landfall. With a sustained wind of 315 kph/195 mph no other storms in the Atlantic has ever been this strong...
Volcanic ash from erupting volcanoes such as Mount Redoubt, Mt. St. Helens or the Icelandic glacier volcano is an environmental danger as well as a safety and health hazard. Learn measures to take to protect yourself.