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

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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

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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

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