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Are we building castles in the sand?Does nature punish humankind for the havoc we wreaked on it?Can we predict natural disasters and avoid the shortcomings they go hand in hand with???
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Tsunami Facts, Tsunami Information, Tsunami Videos, Tsunami Photos - National Geographic

Tsunami Facts, Tsunami Information, Tsunami Videos, Tsunami Photos - National Geographic | The Forces of Nature: UNLEASHED | Scoop.it

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Christine Boutsia's comment, October 11, 2011 4:31 PM
Which one do you think is the most destructive one????What natural disaster do you fear the most????
spyros.m-goggila's comment, October 17, 2011 3:58 PM
that text was xery interesting and i like it.i think that if we can try we can do more thinks beter
georgaras's comment, October 18, 2011 2:15 PM
That was interesting.I Learn a lot of things about natural disasters/tsunamis. FANTASTIC
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BASIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EARTHQUAKE PROTECTION

BASIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EARTHQUAKE PROTECTION | The Forces of Nature: UNLEASHED | Scoop.it

During the earthquake:

 

Protect yourself by lying underneath a bed.

 

Do not use the lift.

 

If the earthquake is not strong, stay calm — it will soon be over.

 

If the earthquake is strong, stay calm and transmit your calm to others. Be very careful to avoid risks and remember the following instructions:

 

If you are inside a building, stay inside; if you're outside, remain outside.

 

Entering or leaving buildings can only cause accidents.Inside a building, look for strong structures: underneath a table or bed, underneath a door lintel, next to a pillar, supporting wall or in a corner and protect your head.Do not use the lift and never run headlong towards the exit.

 

Extinguish all fires.

 

Do not use any type of flame (match, lighter, candle, etc.) during or immediately after the tremor.

 

Outside of a building, keep away from electricity cables, cornices, windows, parapets, etc.

 

In order to avoid being hit by dangerous falling objects (glass, cornices, etc.), do not approach or enter buildings.

 

Head for open spaces, do not run and beware of traffic.If you are travelling in a car when the earthquake occurs, stop where you can and remain in it away from bridges and steep drops.

 

Lie underneath a table.

 

Keep away from electricity cables.

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Christine Boutsia's comment, October 11, 2011 4:34 PM
Paul and Petrakis, which piece of advice is the most important one and which, do you think, is the least important one?Which is the advice you would follow at one if an earthquake happened?
spyros.m-goggila's comment, October 17, 2011 4:01 PM
the most popular that we have to be careful is earthguake
georgaras's comment, October 18, 2011 2:19 PM
Nothing to say, just fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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CDC Extreme Heat | A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety

CDC Extreme Heat | A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety | The Forces of Nature: UNLEASHED | Scoop.it
During Hot Weather

 

To protect your health when temperatures are extremely high, remember to keep cool and use common sense. The following tips are important:

 

Drink Plenty of Fluids

During hot weather you will need to increase your fluid intake, regardless of your activity level. Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink. During heavy exercise in a hot environment, drink two to four glasses (16-32 ounces) of cool fluids each hour.

Don't drink liquids that contain alcohol, or large amounts of sugar—these actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.

 

Replace Salt and Minerals

Heavy sweating removes salt and minerals from the body. These are necessary for your body and must be replaced.

 

Wear Appropriate Clothing and Sunscreen

Wear as little clothing as possible when you are at home. Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Sunburn affects your body's ability to cool itself and causes a loss of body fluids. It also causes pain and damages the skin. If you must go outdoors, protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat along with sunglasses, and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher 30 minutes prior to going out. Continue to reapply it according to the package directions.

 

Schedule Outdoor Activities Carefully

If you must be outdoors, try to limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours. Try to rest often in shady areas so that your body's thermostat will have a chance to recover.

 

Pace Yourself

If you are not accustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment, start slowly and pick up the pace gradually. If exertion in the heat makes your heart pound and leaves you gasping for breath, STOP all activity. Get into a cool area or at least into the shade, and rest, especially if you become lightheaded, confused, weak, or faint.

 

Stay Cool Indoors

Stay indoors and, if at all possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library—even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. Call your local health department to see if there are any heat-relief shelters in your area. Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off. Use your stove and oven less to maintain a cooler temperature in your home.

 

Adjust to the Environment

Be aware that any sudden change in temperature, such as an early summer heat wave, will be stressful to your body. You will have a greater tolerance for heat if you limit your physical activity until you become accustomed to the heat. If you travel to a hotter climate, allow several days to become acclimated before attempting any vigorous exercise, and work up to it gradually.

 

 

Hot Weather Health Emergencies

Even short periods of high temperatures can cause serious health problems. During hot weather health emergencies, keep informed by listening to local weather and news channels or contact local health departments for health and safety updates. Doing too much on a hot day, spending too much time in the sun or staying too long in an overheated place can cause heat-related illnesses. Know the symptoms of heat disorders and overexposure to the sun, and be ready to give first aid treatment.

 

 

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Santorini Volcano

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The volcano is what made Santorini what it is today.

 

It continues to rule the caldera and attracts the attention of all visitors.Here is what happened in a few words:

 

A huge eruption around 1650 BC, one of the largest in the last 10.000 years, followed by a collapse created the caldera. It was the same eruption that destroyed the Minoan civilization. Several eruptions later formed two small islands inside the caldera called Palea Kameni (Old Burnt in Greek) and Nea Kameni (New Burnt) as they are today.

 

Caldera - Created with the big VEI 6 minoan eruption of about 1650 BC


Palea Kameni - Formed with several eruptions during 197 BC and 1458 AD


Nea Kameni - Formed by the eruption detween 1707 AD and 1950 AD

 

What the locals call the volcano is Nea Kameni island.

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Paul the greater's comment, October 9, 2011 5:45 PM
The disaster that can be caused from a volcano is truly enormous
Christine Boutsia's comment, October 11, 2011 4:37 PM
Is it Paul?Have you heard of any truly disastrous volcanic eruptions???Please share with us...:)))
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The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded In Japan [2011 Sendai Earthquake]

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If you’ve been living under a rock (or hiding under a table, which would be quite appropriate in this case), an  9.0 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Sendai, Japan, causing massive damage and potentially up to 1,000 casualties or more.

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Paul the greater's comment, October 9, 2011 4:58 PM
Tsounamis can cayse vast destruction.
spyros.m-goggila's comment, October 17, 2011 4:00 PM
realyican't believe it,too.
georgaras's comment, October 18, 2011 2:17 PM
that is true,that is true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Turkey earthquake: Death toll passes 430

Turkey earthquake: Death toll passes 430 | The Forces of Nature: UNLEASHED | Scoop.it

The death toll from an earthquake in eastern Turkey has risen to 432 people, officials said, as rescue teams raced to find survivors beneath the rubble.

 

 

At least 1,352 others were injured in Sunday's disaster, officials said.

Three generations of the same family - a two-week-old baby girl, her mother and grandmother - were found alive by rescue workers in the town of Ercis

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Japan Tsunami: 20 Unforgettable Pictures

Japan Tsunami: 20 Unforgettable Pictures | The Forces of Nature: UNLEASHED | Scoop.it

A giant wave tosses cars like toys, a yacht teeters atop a building, and a refinery burns in unforgettable pictures chosen .

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Paul the greater's comment, October 9, 2011 5:28 PM
This tsounami is realy huge.
Christine Boutsia's comment, October 11, 2011 4:32 PM
I believe so too...Peter can you find me any photos of tsunamis or some facts about them???
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Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina ... was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest, in the history of the United States. Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall. Katrina was the costliest storm in United States history - with amounts over $81.2 billion. The death toll was over 1,836.

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Christine Boutsia's comment, October 17, 2011 4:01 PM
Paul do you think that nature is taking its revenge on us for all the maltreatment we put it through???
georgaras's comment, October 19, 2011 6:45 AM
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!WHAT WAS THAT!!!!!!!!!
groupe4tpeadm's curator insight, November 9, 2015 11:38 AM

Ce site très complet sur les événements de l'ouragan Katrina nous a apporté des informations utiles tant scientifiquement que socialement.