Natural Disasters

Parent Category: Earth Sciences
Despite all that humanity has accomplished, Mother Nature still likes to remind us from time to time of who's really in charge. Post all questions regarding the causes and devastating effects of the Earth's natural disasters including earthquakes, volcanoes, fires, floods, and tornadoes, into this category.
Taylor Swift's telathon for Haiti raised $58 million dollars.
The oceanic plate (sea-floor plate) is denser than the continental plate, so the oceanic plate will be pulled under the continental plate (subduction) and into the upper mantle, creating an underwater volcano.
Significantly fewer people died or were left homeless by last year's earthquake in Haiti than claimed by the country's leaders, a draft report commissioned by the US government has said. The unpublished report puts the death toll between 46,000 and 85,000. Haiti's government says about 316,000 died....
According to theUnited States Geological Survey, more than 3 million earthquakeshappen each year. That's one earthquake every 11 seconds!Obviously, many of these earthquakes have little or no effect onhuman civilization - most are too weak to notice, and many othersoccur in completely uninhabited...
They sent supplies like food water clothing etc
Predominantly due to friction. Major earthquakes (the ones you hearabout on the news) occur at collision (where two tectonic platesare smashing together) and conservative (where two plates slideside-by-side) boundaries. Rocks (which obviously make up tectonic plates) can undergo twotypes of...
It occurred on Boxing Day, 26 th December 2004.
The 2004 tsunami was caused by an earthquake in the Indian Ocean.The quake happened on December 26, 2004 off the western coast ofSumatra in Indonesia.
Most earthquakes occur along the Pacific Ring of Fire, which isalong the top half of the pacific plate. . +++ . Perhaps the second major area is the Eastern Mediterranean andneighbouring countries, involving a complex of continental plates,with NE Africa rifting and the Mediterranean closing. . "Top...
Everything it can to humanity.
Science cannot predict when earthquakes will occur, nor in anyparticular place. What they can do is look at the record of whatearthquakes have occured and where and produce statistics that sayif this pattern continues then it is likely there will be aneathquake of this kind of magnitude in this area...
Whoa! step back for a second and think. this person is abusing you. you no longer have any responsibility to look after their welfare, the person forfeited that when they began abusing you. you should feel absolutely no responsibility for his welfare -- financial or otherwise. Get the OUT of there!...
The Alaska earthquake of 1964 occurred along a subduction zone,which consists largely of reverse faults.
Depends on the size of the earthquake that causes it. . ADDED: Also of course, the topography and altitude of the coast;and the nature of any barrier such as mangrove swamps, which areeffective breakwaters.
They do, but most tornadoes don't make international news and generally, the strongest tornadoes that do most of the serious damage occur in the U.S. Hurricanes occur in the southern hemisphere, but are called cyclones or tropical cyclones rather than hurricanes.
It could kill you if your in/under it. There unpredictable, unless you have people that work in that area purposely cause one so its not a risk they will happen if you yell to loud. They can cover your car to and you'll have to roll down the window and pee yourself out.
Earthquakes cause horizontal shaking, or vertical shaking, or eventhe two combined, which is the most damaging, for equal magnitudes.If you are outside, then you should lie on the ground, because ifyou try and stay on your feet, then you could get thrown into thepath of passing traffic, or against a...
Volcanoes are the vents where the earth is letting out molten magma from the hot interior of the earth. The magma is contained in huge pressurized chambers that are sealed up - usually. When the seal breaks the magma which is under intense pressure bursts through the opening - like when you pop a...
7.5 45kmN of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan 2015-10-26 09:09:32 UTC212.5 km deep
By living in the living in the present movement and not thinking about future,fear is always about something will happens to me in the future,this is the cause of keeping your mind in present movement and enjoying present you can get rid of any type of fear.
You can only prepare to cope better with an earthquake should ithappen. . 1. Buildings are designed so that they flex rather than breakwhen shaken. . 2. They keep stocks of temporary shelters such as tents. . 3. They keep stocks of bottled water. . 4. They acquire vehicles which can cope with...
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No, you'll have to use the TM on it. You can find that in victory road.
The pokemon move. ( It's super effective)
The correct answer is Sliding Friction
If you mean the tornado itself than wind. However debris inside the tornado is just as destructive because the debris hits buildings cars or people. In fact the wind in a tornado kills less people than debris. hey
Depending on the environment they are in when they occur,earthquakes can: - create faults and folds in the earth's crust - trigger local volcanoes - create tsunamis - destroy local man-made buildings and/or structures
a new fault line that was undetected had no name
Haiti only had 2 earthquakes.. including the one that just passed....
Surface wave cause the most damage during an earthquake.
I'll assume you're referring to the earthquake of 2010 and yes,there have been many others. The first recorded earthquake on theisland, though it wasn't Haiti yet, occurred in 1564. There weremore in 1701, 1751, 1770, 1783, and 1842. The greatest recordedquake was on August 4, 1946 with a magnitude...
It's gong to take a couple of years to rebuilt the country so no one knows yet.
yes they are strong especially Oklahoma but most of them are weak of EF0 or EF1
-A huge tourist attraction. Jobs are created and money comes into the local economy so local people benefit. Tourists are drawn to the spectacular scenery such as the hot spas in Iceland and the ski resorts in Mt Etna, Italy. -There are fertile soils due the lava and ash from the volcano, these...
Since lightning is an electrical current, normally in athunderstorm, little pieces of ice way up in the cloud collidetogether fast and hard, making an electrical charge, which theneventually makes an electrical current that is known as lightning.
The Alishan Mountain Range in Taiwan lies on the Ring of Firearound the Pacific. The Ring of Fire is a ring of subduction zonessurrounding the Pacific which are commonly associated with volcanicactivity. Subduction zones are usually associated with oceaniccrust (in this case the Pacific) colliding...
no one knows how many people lost there home.
Hurricanes mix up the nutrients in the water and mix oxygen from the atmosphere into the ocean. This affects the microorganisms in the water which affects the whole ocean food chain since they are the bottom of the food chain. They also destroy coral reefs and displace sea animals. Hurricanes also...
yes earthquakes do occur on constructive margins and also the other plate margins as well. in fact all of them
They are detected using seismometers. See the related links.
As of now yes they are unstoppable but i am sure there will becertain technolgy later on.
3.2 on the Richter scale is relatively small quake often not even felt but just recorded by instruments. Alternatively: A 3.2 magnitude star is one that is about 0.052 times as bright as a magnitude 0 star. It is a logarithmic scale. The sun has relative magnitude of -27, the full moon -13,...
Quakes happen when tectonic plates of the Earth shift in certain ways. If you're in a boat and a wave rocks the boat at 2:34 p.m., would it make sense to ask why that particular wave came by at the particular time? It is part of a larger weather pattern, but as far as the details go, it happens and...
they like to touch each other
Water has a very high specific heat capacity, meaning that a body of water will not change temperature very easily. As a result it is not uncommon for some bodies of water to be warmer than the air above them. This creates a layer of warmer air just above the water's surface. If there is enough...
The whole capital of Haiti was destroyed and Haiti's capital was port of prince.
Yes. When a tornado forms, hot and cold air come together. Theyspiral around each other at a great speed, which is known astorsion.
Most likely the on call / duty seismologist at the US National Earthquake Information Center. Please see the related link.
kase waek ka wag kana kase mag searh mag paturo kana lang sa mama at papa mo gago
Due to the construction methods used in this country, yes.
Pretty sure they already are. And the member countries of the UN is sending ppl.
"Worst" is a subjective term, but for these purposes death toll is probably a good proxy. So based on that the worst tornadoes in U.S. history are: . The Tri-State tornado of March 18, 1925. This F5 tornado killed 695 people and injured over 2000, making it the deadliest U.S. tornado by far. It...
The coriolis force is a consequence of the earth's rotation, and nothing outside of that can influence it.
I think the people of Haiti died just by getting a heart attack by that very big earthquake going all around Haiti and all along the earth as well.
Sound travels fastest through solids because the molecules are closer together than in liquids or gases. Sound travels fastest through steel.
convection currents
In the eastern Sri Lankan Ampara District alone, more than 5,000people died. A holiday train, the "Queen of the Sea", was struck bythe tsunami near the village of Telwatta as it traveled betweenColombo and Galle carrying at least 1,700 passengers, killing allbut a handful on board. About 1,000 more...
There aren't really any similarities there are just diffrences
The pieces picked up, thrown down and left behind from a tornado is called debris
in order to find this out you will have to multiply 25 by 1.5. you will then get 37.5 cm of total slippage
It is minor and you would hardly notice it and would not do much, if any, damage. See the link.
It can in some cases. Sinkholes can cause giant holes too.
Because this is the biggest one in our history. A whole country, event hough it's small, is in ruins. There is no infrastructure working or anything. Everything has to be rebuilt from the ground, starting all over. Not even the tsunami whiped out a whole country.
children and adults were effected -correction- practically anyone and everyone in haiti, that answer is poo. :)
scientists can study what is going on underground
Yes, they can. If they move on to land they are classified as full-fledged tornadoes. Even if they stay one the water they can capsize boats.
All earthquakes are caused by plate tectonics, that is the movement of the different plates that make up the surface of our earth. Earthquakes occur at the boundaries between these plates, (there are 7 plates), when the plates "bump" up against one another or separate enough. The place where...
You may want to tune into the radio to see if there are reports of funnel clouds or other indicators of potential tornadic activity. If you are concerned enough and have the time and room you may pull over and stop to see if it is rotating.
Yes. A rain free base is a sign of an updraft.
When Hurricane Katrina occurred people in the area lost manythings. They lost homes, personal possessions, cars, and even theirloved ones.
F4 and F5 are the two strongest categories of tornado on the Fujita Scale. The Fujita scale rates tornadoes from F0 to F5 by the severity of damage done. An F4 tornado will level most houses and strip the bark from trees. An F5 tornado, with winds than can exceed 300 mph, will completely...
A combination of all three usually exist at convergent plate boundaries where oceanic plates are being subducted under continental plates.
i think its in busay and Toledo
Oceanic and Continental crusts are alike because they both shift and move and grow. They differ by there rock types. Oceanic crust is made up of dense basalt while continental crust is made up of less dense granite.
A tide that lags behind
you can bye a speed transmitter and connect a cable onto your tv
A hurricane cannot be stopped.
Haiti's earthquake happend in 2010.
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yes they will burn the bottom brush but if prescribed fires aredone in time it will relese all seeds as soon as it is burned toreplant all seeds to re populate the area with plants
The button is used to allow the elevator doors to be open in a safe way and allow the building security etc. to know you are there and need rescue.