Monthly Archives: March 2011

Aiding Landslide Victims through Google Maps


The city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has recently and historically experienced multiple landslides caused by extreme precipitation. With these disasters (such as one in April 2010), victims are often left homeless and possibly in the way of danger once … Continue reading

Posted in Recent Event | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A tale of two buried cities


The story of Pompeii is one that has been told many times, but little is known about its sister city, Herculaneum, which was also destroyed by a violent eruption from Mount Vesuvius. Citizens of these cities were unaware of the … Continue reading

Posted in Historical Event | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

An Aftershock to Leave New Zealand In Shock


In Christchurch, New Zealand, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit. People were left trapped or crushed under the rubble. A minimum of a dozen buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged from the quake. Thousands of people had to move from the … Continue reading

Posted in Current Event | Tagged , | Leave a comment