Tag: California

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Everything you need to know about Volcano Preparedness!

The sleeping beauty of the natural disaster world – volcanoes are an interesting topic, and one that too often gets overlooked. Volcanoes aren’t always thought of as a risk for a number of reasons. You may not know where an earthquake will strike, but you certainly can’t miss a volcano in the distance. They are...

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The Most Severe Natural Disasters of 2014, So Far

Can you believe it’s already the middle of June?! We certainly can’t! This year continues to fly by, but we wanted to take a moment to look back at some of the natural disasters that have occurred since January. Each natural disaster acts as a reminder to never underestimate the power of Mother Nature, and...

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Earthquake Hazards: A Short Primer

Guest post by Peter Basham. Peter is a seasoned seismologist with a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering and a Master’s degree in Geophysics. After installing and operating a seismograph station on Prince Patrick Island in the Canadian Arctic, Peter ended up as a research scientist in the Geological Survey in Ottawa. His research focused on...

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World Water Day

This Saturday, March 22 is World Water Day! World Water Day was first declared in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly to promote activities around the world’s water resources, and to learn more about water preservation. This year’s theme is Water and Energy! Did you know water is required to produce nearly all forms...

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Earthquake Awareness Month

Living on the West Coast, we’ve all heard about the importance of earthquake preparedness. Most of us know that in the region, we are expecting major earthquakes sometime in the future. And even as far as the Ring of Fire, residents are aware of the dangers earthquakes pose after experiencing them personally. Yet, many people...

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2013 Natural Disasters: A Look Back, Part 2

July-December 2013 2013 was a busy year for natural disasters. We saw earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, typhoons, landslides and volcanoes, as well as other serious man-made events, that led to widespread destruction in the communities they occurred. In 2013 alone, there were over 20,000 fatalities and over $125 billion worth of damage on a global scale...

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Myths Debunked: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Tornadoes

We are in the midst of Canada’s National Science and Technology Week from October 18th-27th! To mark the beginning of the week, thousands of Canadians across the country joined in an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest science lesson ever – what an incredible day for science and tech! ePACT is...