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Kilauea Eruption Fires Up Hawaii


Upon researching hazardous disasters, I was personally drawn to the recent eruption that took place on March 5, 2011, on the volcano Kilauea, one of the five volcanoes that are located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Kilauea is one … Continue reading

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Tornado Devastates a N.C. College – Beneficial or Detrimental?


A tornado that swept through Raleigh, North Carolina ended Shaw University’s semester earlier than previously expected. Shaw University is the oldest Black College in the South and is affiliated with the Baptist Church. There were many controversial views throughout campus … Continue reading

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Farms Affected by Recent Tornadoes!


Saturday there were multiple tornadoes that tore through North Carolina. According to an article on msnbc.com, a farm in Four Oaks, NC, experienced 2 tornadoes that tore apart 17 of their buildings. The 2 tornadoes combined to create a giant … Continue reading

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Being Prepared Means Everyone


The bustling streets and subways of New York City came to halt this past December thanks to one of the biggest recorded blizzards that has ever hit the city.  Over the night of the 26th and into the day on … Continue reading

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Safety First!


Children enrolled in school in the United States have been ducking under desks and shielding themselves against earthquakes for decades. Currently the Victory Boulevard School, located in north Hollywood, holds two earthquake drills a month, which is more than their … Continue reading

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After 3 Years Debris Hits the USA


In three years the U.S could be affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March of this year. The 8.9 magnitude earthquake, which was near the east coast of Japan, caused the 30-foot wall of water that … Continue reading

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Home Insurers Caught Up in a ‘Vortex’ of Issues


Last weekend’s tornado outbreak was one of the worst outbreaks for the month April. 671 tornadoes have been recorded from April 1st to April 18th, crushing the average number of tornadoes occurring in April over the past 10 years. The … Continue reading

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New Zealand Earthquake Has Californians Questioning


VIDEO SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE OF EARTHQUAKE IN CHRISTCHURCH Because of the tremendous impact that the New Zealand earthquakes had on the country and the news media, citizens of California are now re-evaluating the way they’ve been building their buildings. In New … Continue reading

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The Irish Potato Famine


The Great Potato Famine was the result of crop failures in Ireland’s most stable crop caused by airborne fungus. This event shows how natural disasters don’t only effect the present lives of peoples, but also the history. Because of the … Continue reading

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Laguna Beach Landslides


As a young teen, my favorite TV show was Laguna Beach. It was a show on MTV, about a group of high school students, their social life and drama, living in Laguna Beach, California. I love the beach, so the … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Corps Levee breach


In August of 2005, what Maryland Weather calls the third deadliest United States hurricane, Hurricane Katrina, struck the south. Tearing its way through the gulf of Mexico it gained the strength of a category 5 storm, although it made landfall … Continue reading

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There are hurricanes in Texas?


You mustn’t forget that Texas is located on the gulf of Mexico. But when Texas comes to mind people don’t usually think of hurricanes.  But on September 8th 1900 the hurricane barreling down on them was the only thing on the … Continue reading

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Population of New Orleans falls 30% since Hurricane Katrina


The population of New Orleans LA, has dropped 30% since the 2000 census. A good amount of this was due to Hurricane Katrina, which hit the city in the summer of 2005. Before Katrina, New Orleans was famously an overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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Volcano Puts National Park in Danger?


One of the most frequented national parks in the United States may be in jeopardy due to a possible eruption of one of the “world’s largest super-volcanoes”. Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is home to a caldera, which has been … Continue reading

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It’s Raining Birds


New Studies have shown that the sleeping fault of the New Madrid fault zone has awakened, causing over 500 earthquakes in Arkansas [rvd: more specifically, in 4 months from Sept-Dec 2010]. Since the discovery, mysterious events have taken place, thousands … Continue reading

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Wicked Twister


On May 22nd, 2004 an outbreak of 56 tornadoes, hit the Midwestern states. A majority of these tornado’s occurred in Iowa and Nebraska. One person was killed with an additional 38 injured. The damage was estimated to be 175 million. … Continue reading

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Snowtorious B.I.G. Storm hits Chicago


The windy city lived up to its name on February 2, 2011, as gusts of snow and wind were recorded as high as 67 mph. The blizzard speeds were responsible for thousands of blackouts, numerous car accidents, and left hundreds … Continue reading

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Gaining Positive Face in the Face of Disaster


The day after Christmas in 2004, an earthquake with more power than 23,000 atomic bombs unleashed its destructive force on surrounding areas of the Indian Ocean. After causing devastation in 11 countries, displacing millions of people, and killing hundreds of thousands, … Continue reading

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Can psychic predict what earthquakes will do to North America?


Gordon-Michael Scallion claims he has the psychic ability to predict future events including when earthquakes will occur and of what magnitude. In his prediction newsletter for 2010, he predicted that an earthquake of large magnitude would hit Tokyo, Japan. On … Continue reading

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1994 Mid-Michigan Earthquake


On September 2, 1994 just outside of Lansing, Michigan, in what is my hometown of Potterville, there was a 3.4 magnitude earthquake that rumbled through the city and was felt by most in the surrounding areas. The Epicenter was located almost exactly in the small town … Continue reading

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