Natural Disasters

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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Lord Of The Rings Volcano Is Heating Up Again
Mount Ruapehu, an active volcano in New Zealand’s Tongariro National Park, was also threatening to erupt earlier this year.
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Why Sinkholes Open Up
Get the science behind sinkholes and which areas are more prone to them.
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The Smiling Volcano
Lava flow from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano forms a happy grin.
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Volcano Eruption Causing Lighting And 5-Kilometre Ash Plume
Worryingly, Mount Sakurajima is located near a Japanese nuclear plant.
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Erupting Volcano Lets Scientists Watch Rare Caldera Collapse
Patterns seen during the event may help volcano monitors around the world warn of dangerous activity days or even weeks in advance.
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New, Massive Earthquake Threat Could Lurk Under South Asia
A megathrust fault could be lurking underneath Myanmar, Bangladesh, and India, exposing millions to the risk of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake.
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How Shark Attacks Could Determine Australia’s Next Prime Minister
New research reveals the random events that can influence electoral votes.

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