Natural Disasters

Exclusive Aerial Photos Capture Puerto Rico's Devastation loading...
Exclusive Aerial Photos Capture Puerto Rico's Devastation
Hurricane Maria flooded the island's coastal areas and blew apart homes inland.
What Caused The Mexico Earthquake? Faults Explained loading...
What Caused The Mexico Earthquake? Faults Explained
Different kinds of faults make different kinds of earthquakes.
Pictures of Rescued Pets: How They're Coping with Harvey loading...
Pictures of Rescued Pets: How They're Coping with Harvey
Dogs respond unpredictably during natural disasters such as hurricanes, and often try to escape, an expert says.
How Climate Change Likely Heightened Harvey’s Fury loading...
How Climate Change Likely Heightened Harvey’s Fury
Several factors have conspired to make Hurricane Harvey so destructive in Texas, and warming temperatures are likely part of the problem.
Why Hurricane Harvey May Be Deadlier Than Other Storms loading...
Why Hurricane Harvey May Be Deadlier Than Other Storms
Several factors may combine and lead to a serious disaster. Here's what the science says.
Earthquakes Can Happen in More Places Than You Think loading...
Earthquakes Can Happen in More Places Than You Think
We still don't know where all the faults lie.
About Natural Disasters

Natural disasters prove the amazing power Mother Nature beholds. Anything created by humanity, and even humanity itself, can be destroyed by nature.

Striking with little warning, hurricanes are among the most powerful natural disasters because of their size and potential for destruction.

Earthquakes can be equally devastating, killing thousands and changing the course of history.

While tornadoes are relatively brief they are violent, potentially causing winds in excess of 300 kilometres per hour.

Flooding is the most common natural hazard while only one sand geyser has been reported in human history.

In Australia we are no strangers to drought, a natural disaster often exacerbated by widespread bush fires.

 

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