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Natural Disasters

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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.
the meltdown of the chrenobyle(i know that isn't spelled right) nuclear power plant. the area is still uninhabitable and highly radioactiveThis answer is just silly:1) Genocide in China (1948-1976)2) Genocide in the Soviet Union3) Genocide in Cambodia4) HolocaustJust these four make Chernobyl look l…
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Do Animals Sense Natural Disasters Before They Happen? Bears, deer will run for the mountains as far away as they can. Horses will bolt and run and cattle will become restless and stampede. During the last Tsunami the elephants were acting up and strangely enough the native people ignored thi…
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You might want to check out Fema.gov for more information on this. There are many categories of disaster management and each having different degrees of coverage. In general disaster managemnt is the identification, control and remediation of major accidents, weather events, fires and similar proble…
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20 or 30 times a year20,000 each year (this is right ha ha)
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It is difficult to predict what will be next exactly.
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If ALL the ice on earth melted, sea level would rise around 220 feet. Las Vegas is about 2,028 feet elevation. That gives you about 1,828 feet of buffer!
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If you live near a lark lake or by the ocean you will most likely be harmed, should there be a tsunami. Tsunamis start by earthquakes begining under water. That causes a GIGANTIC wave to start and fall on everyone near the shore. So if you live in Nevada and there is a tsunami in Maine, you shouldn'…
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Of course, there were many eruptions that formed valleys and sometimes destroying villages and cities. there were lots of eruptions, the most importants were: 1532,1524,1744,1768,1903-1904, 1942,1738,1877,1907,1906,1886,1880,1853,1742,1766,1940,1939,1931,1928-1930, 1895,1698,1860-1862,1750,1803,1865…
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pandemic is a game on the interenet where you set up a desease and see how long it takes to kill the world, there is also a new game called pandemic II. Answer: A Pandemic is a wide-spread epidemic. In the cases where it's not caused intentionally by man, I would call it a natural disaster, alth…
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The Government's Responsibility?Though it seems like citizens want the government to protect them from everything, there is no way a government can protect them from natural disasters. Earthquakes, tornados, landslides, floods, hurricanes, blizzards, etc. happen. If the disaster is bad, the governme…
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459,795. Yes I know it is very sad. The one in Indonesia was the worse 555,986,203. Next time it could be YOU.
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1. Most earthquakes take place in well defined zones at transform, divergent and convergent plate boundaries. 2. An earthquake epicenter is found by analysing earthquake waves at no fewer than 3 seismic stations. 3. The Richter Magnitude Scale and Moment Magnitude Scale are used to express the amoun…
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The major impacts will be 1. Agriculture will shift - with each farm having to readjust its mix of plants to the total new environment 2. Energy usage will shift, requiring less energy for winter warming and more summer cooling. 3. Ocean flooding will require significant infrastructure to control…
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A Tsunami works bye the sea pushing it's self backwards and mysteriously crashes backwards as a huge wave and can cause damage to buildings unfortunately it can posssible suck you up and kill you however every Tsunami leaves a flood and a lot of damage
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On damage A rating of a tornado on the Fujita scale is determined by the severity of the damage the tornado does. It can only be determined after the storm has ended. For example, if a tornado appears in the middle of an open field that stretches for miles without civilization and dies before it ca…
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Go to the basement or the center part of your house on the lowest floor. Stay away from windows. Abandon mobile homes or vehicles for a sturdy building. If you are driving and cannot get to shelter move away from the approaching tornado at right angles, if possible. If there is not enough time to mo…
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Since you cannot prevent tsunamis, the approach to minimizing damage might be:- not allowing any settlement, commercial activity, or building of any sort within a defined flood plain along the shoreline. Obviously that is _not_ going to be a popular option.- building very, very tall barriers along t…
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The earthquakes will be 90%-81% of the largest 40,000km long.
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Tsunami is caused by earthquakes in the ocean,
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A tsunami (Japanese for harbor wave) can be caused when a large volume of water in a sea or ocean is displaced. Tsunamis can happen most anywhere that there is an ocean or giant body of water. They especially happen where major natural events like underwater earthquakes or volcanoes can happen. A …
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According to a number of sources there were no direct human casualties hit by Debris, burns, blast wave, etc. There were millions of trees burned out and one would imagine heavy animal casualties, but no known direct human deaths. The impact occured in a relatively sparsely populated area in Siberia…
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Tsunamis occur in water bodies, usually where an earthquake or volcano occurs. They become tsunamis when they get close to land.It can occur anywhere when a earthquake underwater happens and the place for it to happen is at a area with shallow waters and it is along the coastlinesWherever a standing…
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There were 147 confirmed tornadoes in Texas in 2000.
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The natural disasters that occurred in India between 2003 and 2005 were very deadly. In 2004 an earthquake caused a tsunami that killed 230,000 people. In 2005 an earthquake killed over 1,300 people.
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Answer Earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, landslides, fires, spontaneous tree limbs falling, winds, hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms... Natural calamities are occurences, events or phenomenon that happen in nature of their own accord.or because of man(the use of celltowers,vehicles also cau…
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there are alot of natural disasters but the worst is janish china were 830,000 people were killed
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Natural calamities are also known as natural disasters. They are bad things that occur in the environment, and are not man-made. This includes earthquakes, landslides, storms, floods, and hurricanes.
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There is no way to prevent a natural disaster. But with the technology we have these days, there are ways to get warnings out faster, which can prevent it from hurting people.
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i don't know that's what im looking for lol
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1.It causes death and sickness. 2.It destroys human properties. 3.It causes floods and landslide. 4.People will be homeless. 5.Evacuation centers will over crowded.
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The free market system consists of the private sector owning the majority of the resources, while the government's main task is to facilitate or basically help economic activity. When a disaster strikes, infrastructure and other aspects of a stable economy like labour and supplies are disrupted. Th…
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That depends whether or not you subscribe to that idea that current climate changes are human-caused. Two opinion expressed to date here are: No. It is a natural process Global warming can become a disaster if we do nothing to stop it. The time for action is running out.
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cyclones, earthquakes, typhoons, landslides, thunderstorms, twisters keep up on the latest world's natural disasters at the link below
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Texas has the most tornadoes on average.
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The Japanese tsunami happened on march 11, while a 9.0 earthquake struck with waves as high as 30 feet.This was near the city of Sendai.
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When a large column of water is displaced by shifts in the floor of a large body of water. There can be many causes of a tsunami. See the related question for more detail.
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Impacts in terms of operational factors: Disrupts workSome of the systems may partially or fully unavailable to accessDelays may occur Financial Impacts: Costly repairsCostly planning on prevention of similar future problems/disastersLosses in revenueLoss of money through court costsExtra costs on …
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That is hard to say because tornadoes do not last that long. Try looking in newspapers from Tornado Alley to find out about recent newspapers.
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Answer No, not especiallly (except to the extent that it changes commercial and other emissions of greenhouses gases in the place affected by the earthquake due to damage, etc. -- emissions may go down due to damage to factories, etc., or they may rise due to construction and rebuilding projects)…
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there has been 10,000 to 15,000 earthquakes a year in New Zealand
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Tina Small, a British model of the 1980's claimed to measure 84EE OR GG-22-34. Tina Small had a ten year career as a model and actress during the 1980's and not the 1970's as some report. Her book are Big Girls Don't Cry-an autobiography and a photo book of her pictures taken by John Xavier.Every In…
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You can't prevent a volcanic eruption. Currently, since you can only monitor and predict volcanic activity, issuing warnings and facilitating evacuations are the only feasible courses of action in response to volcanic eruptions.
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The devastation was caused by Hurricane Katrina (August 29, 2005), and to a lesser extent the other large hurricanes Rita and Wilma. Katrina brought flooding to most of the city of New Orleans and suburbs to the east. Katrina's storm surge also damaged or destroyed most of the structures within 1/4 …
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Recent natural disasters: Hurricane Katrina, Tsunami in Indonesia, Earthquakes in Haiti and Chile.
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Tornadoes do not occur very often in the Canadian Wilderness. Most tornadoes in Canada occur in the southern regions where about 100 per year are reported.
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Earthquakes can affect humans in many ways. There are primary effects (Building collapse, fire, landslides, devastation). Building collapse will kill people also shattering glass from tall buildings will kill too. And there are secondary effects (Starvation, disease, no fresh water supplies).
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Disasters that are caused by nature, not man... Earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, volcano eruptions, floods, wildfires, etc.
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uner the sea or ocean when two big rocks hit together or replace and the cyclone forms so as a result tsunami occurs
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Usually from earthquakes below the seabed, water is then displaced from the energy released which forms the waves.
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There is no one reason or anything to blame for natural disasters. As the population of the Earth grows and as people migrate to different places that are in areas of potential danger, such as earthquake zones, near a volcano, near the ocean or in areas of tornados or Hurricanes or floods, they choo…
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Hurricanes, also knwon as tyhpoons or tropcial cyclones in diffrerent parts of the world, is one of the most destructive natural hazrads in the world in terms of frequentcy and number of death, especially as 75% of world's population is densly populated within 100km from the coasts.So there is case …
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earthquakes hurricans floods and heat waves and tsunamis
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Run for your life in the opposite direction!!
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You csan't stop the disasters themselves, because the forces of Nature are much greater than Man can conqueur, but you can help to reduce the effects by good planning and suitable precautions in areas where they are known to be likely.
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The wave spoiled lots of homes and lives people had to sleep on the street . There were lots of DEATHS aloung with people getting hurt.
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The Philippines lie in the direct path of Pacific typhoons so the islands are flooded regularly. The nation also lies in the Ring of Fire making it prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
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Tsunami are huge because of plate tectonics. When the rocks are trying to move because its tensional and it gets jam its still has energy running through the rocks which is trying to pull apart and when it do it causes a pull in the earth and when it does everything above it moves including the wate…
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there was an earhtquake beneath the Indian ocean with caused the giant tidal wave
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The strongest hurricane in the us history is Florida Keys Labor Day Hurricane. One of just three Category 5 Hurricanes to make landfall in the US, the Great Labor Day Storm had a minimum pressure of 892 millibars (26.35 inches). It caused 423 deaths in Florida. It is also noted as the world's strong…
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The two types of disaster that Latin America occur are central America and Caribbean island.
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earthquakes and volcanic eruption the earthquakes had shaken the earth causing the water to move past water level. At fist the tsunamis starts to move farther away from the shore line picking up more & more water as it goes along. Then when it is as far as it can go it rises and rises till its a…
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Well, if you're talking states, I would say Arizona. I myself live in Arizona and know it's one of the safest states away from natural disasters. There cannot be tsunamis, hurricanes, or flood related disasters due to the fact that it is so dry. Earthquakes don't occur around the area either. **…
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Answer Mt. Pinatubo in Luzon, Philippines Mount Saint Helens in Washigton State
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A disaster ,natural or human -induced ,is anything which causes harm to life ,property etc .
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Answer The air Tenerife disaster, KLM Flight 4805 and Pan AM Flight 1736. The two planes had crashed in to one another.
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FedEx transports mail to many diverse destinations across the globe. If they could not handle different disaster that could possibly happen in those destinations, it could lead to mail cancellations or withdrawing from certain routes. Cancellations will make hard to rely on FedEx as a choice courier…
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yes it has a couple of active volcanoes.
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Tornadoes are most common on the central plains of the United States, in what has come to be known as Tornado Alley.
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It varies on the distance from land that the earthquake struck (causing the tsunami waves.) Tsunami waves can hit for a few minutes or hours. The tsunami that struck Japan after the Sendai earthquake in 2011 lasted for an hour. See related links for more information.
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Every thing is under water and destroyed. And the current pushes everything in the water if they don't stay on the ground
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natural is somthing that is from the earth
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Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, mudslides and wildfires are different types of natural disasters.
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The costliest hurricane in U.S. history was Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with an estimated 81.2 billion dollars in damages.
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Tornadoes can damage and destroy homes, businesses, and property. They can also injure and kill people. The effects vary depending on the tornado. In the most minor cases the effects can be limited to power outages, minor damage to buildings, and roads blocked by fallen trees. The worst tornado…
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tsunamis are caused when an earthquake occurs in the sea and the two plates underneath the earth's crust collide and then bounce back up creating a huge wave.
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This question cannot be answered as it requires a specific place, or at minimum a date to refernece. Tusnami are by definition "above average" waves. Tsunami means "harbour wave", they are a lot more common than one would think, however, the larger ones obviously cause more damage and therefore ma…
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The last tsunami was in Chile in 2010..... go on Google and figure out the rest OKAY ?!?!?!?!and don't get an attitude if you don't figure it out.... just kidding but yea
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When two sides of a fault line under water move against each other slip. One side moves upwards and the other downwards. This causes a massive movement of water outwards which results in a tidal wave. Tsunamis occur after an earthquake. The earthquake can occur under a city (ex. The New Madrid Mi…
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For hurricane Katrina it was about 8.2 billion dollars to clean up for the storm! Comment:That's a lot of money!!!
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It can range from stationary to over 70 mph. The average is about 30 mph.The fastest moving tornado ever recorded traveled at 73 mph. Most tornadoes travel at 30-40 mph. Some are nearly stationary.
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Tornadoes can vary in speed from stationary to over 70 mph. Speeds in the range of 25 to 35 mph are the most common.
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a tsunami affects people and animals and cities because of it's killer waves that cause so much damage to cities and wipe them out.also it can affect the clean water in a city and good drinking water can not always be found after a huge tsunami hits a city.It totally affects families who lose loved …
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The tsunami has taken milions of lives and destroyed many buildings. People have to live in temporary houses and they are depending on schools to supply them with socks and other stuff like that.
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because its a bicth
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The reason the free market is faster is because of the freedom that it has for the people. Other people from different organizations pitch in to help the people. Example is Katrina and the Red cross, even the bill gates Foundation pitched in. It's the freedom for them to spend the money whereever th…
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it affects at least half a city
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One historical natural disaster in Idaho was the Great Flood of 1862. There have been other natural disasters like earthquakes, wildfires and storms among others.
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ANSWER: A typhoon or a hurricane in the west, is a natural disaster. It forms when warm water evaporates below a tropical storm, further strengthening it.
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Apart from the obvious danger from drowning, tsunamis can topple buildings, crushing people inside and near the buildings, and leaving people with nowhere to live. They damage crops, causing food shortages, and can ruin pipelines, dirtying the water and spreading disease. Tsunamis are huge waves cau…
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Tsunamis occur most often along countries which border the Pacific "Rim of Fire", or "Ring of Fire" but they are not entirely restricted to just this region. One end of this region of high sesmic and volcanic activity begins at New Zealand, heading northwest to Indonesia (completely bypassing Austra…
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Over 1,000 feet and 200 yards.
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mt st helens
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Well, actually there are no natural disasters in Sweden, at least no big ones that causes serious damage. Answer Well there has been hurricanes a few times, for example there was one called Gudrun (or Erwin in Germany) In Sweden more than 7,500,000 cubic metres of trees were blown down…
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No, not at all. It is the more major shifts in the earth's plates, happening closer to land mass, that will cause a tsunami.
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