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Pictures of the year 2010: earthquakes, volcanoes and environmental disasters

A cavernous and almost perfectly round sinkhole swallowed an entire intersection in Guatemala City during a tropical storm. The hole is 66 feet across and plunges nearly 100 feet down. Geologists said that the circular shape suggested a cave formation underneath, but what exactly caused the sinkhole was still a mystery


What is an Earthquake

This resource is a PDF about Earthquakes which can be printed or put on the IWB.It includes:- TWLH Chart & Glossary Template- What is an Earthquake- Factual recount of an earthquake- How do we measure an Earthquake eg Richter Scale & Modified Mercalli Scale- What causes an Earthquake eg Tectonic PlatesAll fonts, graphics and pictures used are on my credits page.


Causes of Tsunami

Tsunami, are dangerous natural disasters caused by large movements of rock in the ocean or by extra-terrestrial bodies. While these giant waves


2.5 to 5.4 Often felt, may cause minor damage. 5.5 to 6.0 Slight damage to buildings 6.1 to 6.9 May cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 7.0 to 7.9 Serious damage. 8.0 or greater Can totally destroy communities near the epicenter

Unfortunately, scientists still have no way of predicting earth-shaking disasters. EARTHQUAKES: THE SCIENCE BEHIND SEISMIC SHOCKS AND TSUNAMIS examines what causes an earthquake, how scientists measure them, and provides tips to stay safe during this natural disaster. The authors also explore the dangerous aftermaths of earthquakes including landslides, fires, and giant waves of water called tsunamis.