Tag: volcano

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The 6 Most Bizarre Disasters

When you turn on the nightly news, there always seems to be at least one severe weather or natural disaster story. Whether it’s an earthquake, tornado, hurricane, typhoon, or landslide, we are able to recognize the phenomena and have a good understanding of the impact. However, there are some natural disasters that are incredibly uncommon...

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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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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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Geographical Breakdown of Natural Disasters – Ring of Fire

Natural disasters happen all over the world. If you review a week in the news, you’d likely find stories coming out of the Philippines and Hungary, San Francisco and Japan. We can never really ‘predict’ natural disasters, however, certain areas are susceptible to certain natural disasters. With this, we can always have an idea of...

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Geographical Breakdown of Natural Disasters – Europe

Natural disasters happen all over the world. If you review a week in the news, you’d likely find stories coming out of the Philippines and Hungary, San Francisco or Japan. We can never really ‘predict’ natural disasters, however, certain areas are susceptible to certain natural disasters. With this, we can always have an idea of...

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Myths Debunked: Hurricanes, Volcanoes, and Floods

In Part 1 of our Myths Debunked series yesterday, we looked at myths surrounding earthquakes, tsunamis, and tornadoes. Today, we look at myths on hurricanes, volcanoes and floods in honor of National Science and Tech week here in Canada. We want to help prepare you for whatever may come your way, and it’s important to...