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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Mentawai Islands, ... - The Watchers

The tsunami generated by that earthquake was given various names, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, South Asian tsunami, Indonesian tsunami, and the Boxing Day tsunami. Today's earthquake was just 4 days after a deadly M 6.1 .....
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250 000 people displaced due to severe flooding in... - The Watchers

The primary volcano hazard in Alaska is airborne ash, which endangers aircraft flying the busy North; Largest flood recorded beneath Antarctica mapped by CryoSat ...
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Typhoon Soulik made landfall in northern Taiwan, n... - The Watchers

As the system continues to track west towards Fuzhou, China heavy rainfall will continue to batter much of central and northern Taiwan, causing flash flooding and mudslides.Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau reports ...
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Mid-year review shows pollution is getting worse i... - The Watchers

Alaska Volcano Observatory has this in their historical record: "From Neal and others, 1996: "On April 5-6, 1993, seven earthquakes were located in the general vicinity of Mount Churchill, a late Holocene volcano in the eastern Wrangell Mountains...
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Massive wildfire still raging near Palm Springs, C... - The Watchers

According to IGEPN, low intensity noise can be heard in the vicinity of the volcano, there are numerous long-period earthquakes and an elevated output of SO2 is present (about 3000 tons per day). During the night of July ...
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Miss Bailey's curator insight, March 1, 2014 4:56 PM

A good case study example of a wildfire in California

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Hundreds of thousands affected by drought in Namib... - The Watchers

Some of these drought-affected communities are still recovering from devastating floods earlier this year. Source: ...
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Shiveluch erupts, sends ash up to 5 km, Kamchatka... - The Watchers

Local Emergencies Ministry department confirmed that Shiveluch volcano, Kamchatka, spewed ash to a height of up to 5 km (3 miles) on Monday, August 5, 2013. The cloud of ash moved in the eastern direction from the ...
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Environment Hazards – The Global Burden - Dr. VK Maheshwari, Ph.D

Environment Hazards – The Global Burden - Dr. VK Maheshwari, Ph.D | Natural Hazards Unit 1 | Scoop.it
It is common for volcanoes to trigger other natural hazards like debris flows, earthquakes, floods, landslides and fires. Volcano and .... Tsunamis threaten coasts throughout the Pacific Ocean, which has frequent earthquakes.
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Cambodia floods kill 9 | Recent Natural Disasters | Emergencies ...

Cambodia floods kill 9 | Recent Natural Disasters | Emergencies ... | Natural Hazards Unit 1 | Scoop.it
Flooding is one of the main natural disaster in Cambodia as 80 percent of the Cambodia's territory lies within the Mekong River. Cambodia floods claim lives of about 100 people annually and cause agricultural losses of 100 ...
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Sakurajima volcano eruption 2013: Largest eruption in decades ...

Sakurajima volcano eruption 2013: Largest eruption in decades ... | Natural Hazards Unit 1 | Scoop.it
LATEST NEWS Tropical Storm Trami (Maring): Flooded areas in Metro Manila today ... The most common natural calamities in Japan include: earthquakes, volcanic-eruptions, tsunamis, and typhoons. Original post: Natural ...
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Severe Tropical Storm Rumbia heading toward south ... - The ...

Rumbia will bring the risk of flooding and landslides along the southern portions of China, especially in the immediate coastal area. Surge up to 4 meter high is ...
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How did India's monsoon produce a disaster? - PreventionWeb (press release)

How did India's monsoon produce a disaster? - PreventionWeb (press release) | Natural Hazards Unit 1 | Scoop.it
How did India's monsoon produce a disaster?
PreventionWeb (press release)
At present attention is rightly focused on rescue and relief efforts. ...
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Top 8 Weirdest Natural Disasters | MyScienceAcademy

Top 8 Weirdest Natural Disasters | MyScienceAcademy | Natural Hazards Unit 1 | Scoop.it
The Land Falling: Avalanches, Landslides, Mudslides and Volcano slide. photo source.
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A month worth of rain in just a few hours - Toront... - The Watchers

The primary volcano hazard in Alaska is airborne ash, which endangers aircraft flying the busy North; Largest flood recorded beneath Antarctica mapped by CryoSat ...
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Severe floods and deadly landslides hit Sichuan pr... - The Watchers

After days of torrential rain and heavy flooding across parts of southwest China, a deadly landslide occurred in Zhongxing town, Sichuan province, on July 10, 2013. More than 100 rescuers ...
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Strong eruption with violent explosions and huge a... - The Watchers

On July 14, 2013 a large explosion accompanied by major pyroclastic flows generated a plume column reaching 8.3 km above the crater of Tungurahua, one of Ecuador's most active volcanoes. ...
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Residents alarmed: New Zealand shaken by dozens of earthquakes ...

Residents alarmed: New Zealand shaken by dozens of earthquakes ... | Natural Hazards Unit 1 | Scoop.it
July 19, 2013 – WELLINGTON, NZ – A 4.3 quake hit the east coast of New Zealand tonight, following a 4.5 magnitude quake in central New Zealand this afternoon, and a 5.7 earthquake that rattled people in Wellington and Blenheim this morning.
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M 6.2 earthquake struck near Bristol Island, South... - The Watchers

Shallow earthquake registered as M 6.2 (USGS, GEOFON) struck near South Sandwich Islands at 21:32 UTC on July 26, 2013. The epicenter ... There were no tsunami warnings issued and there are no reports of infrastructural damage or casualties.
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Active volcanoes in the world: July 24 - July 30, ... - The Watchers

Frequent collapses of lava-dome complexes, most recently in 1964, have produced large debris avalanches whose deposits cover much of the floor of the breached caldera. Intermittent explosive eruptions began in the 1990s ...
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Active volcanoes in the world: July 31 - August 6,... - The Watchers

At least three previous major cones were destroyed by gravitational failure during the Pleistocene, producing massive debris-avalanche deposits covering broad areas south of the volcano. The modern ...
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Active volcanoes in the world: August 7 - August 1... - The Watchers

... a NW-trending fissure. The largest historical eruption of Paluweh occurred in 1928, when a strong explosive eruption was accompanied by landslide-induced tsunamis and lava-dome emplacement. ....
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Global Disaster Watch: Sunday, August 18, 2013

Global Disaster Watch: Sunday, August 18, 2013 | Natural Hazards Unit 1 | Scoop.it
Monitoring natural disasters: climate change, cyclones, drought, earthquakes, flooding, hurricanes, landslides, meteors, mystery booms, pandemics, solar flares, tropical storms, tsunamis, volcanoes, unusual animal behavior, weather ...
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Active volcanoes in the world: August 14 - August ... - The Watchers

During past seven days 8 volcanoes had new activity, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world from August 14 – August 20, 2013 based on Sm...
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Dangerous M 6.1 earthquake struck Northern Sumatra... - The ...

According to the latest INSIVUMEH special volcanic bulletin on June 28, 2013 the eruptive pattern changes at Fuego volcano, Guatemala are generating vulcanian explosions, with higher concentrations of grey ash, producing a plume reaching 800 meters...
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Beyond Sandbagging and Embankment Repairing: Rethinking Flood Disaster ... - India Education Diary

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Beyond Sandbagging and Embankment Repairing: Rethinking Flood Disaster ...
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