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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


A new conversation-based screening method is being tested in job interview situations by researchers at the University of Sussex to help businesses identify the best candidates for a job.


Earthquakes - Treetop Displays - A set of A4 posters explaining the natural disaster of earthquakes. Includes: title poster, what is an earthquake?, causes of an earthquake, effects of an earthquake, safety tips, words related to earthquakes, and facts. Visit our website for more information and for other printable resources by clicking on the provided links. Designed by teachers for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2).


I will never forget this: A tsunami wave crashes over a street in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture, in northeastern Japan on March 11.

from BBC News

New Zealand hit by aftershocks after severe earthquake

New Zealand Earthquake. This Link contains some photos of the damage suffered. What is so awful about this is that with all the rebuilding work and associated costs we never know when the next one is going to hit. The "Megaquake" that will hit the South Island one day is way overdue and it could strike at any time. Check out the photo of the twisted railway lines! jp


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

from My Modern Met

Blurring the Lines Between Animals and Mankind

Yambe-akka is the Sami Goddess of the Underworld. She is represented as a Crone, and the trembling of her hands is what causes earthquakes. Yambe-akka is a psychopomp, She shepherds the souls of the dead to the underworld. Yambe-akka’s name means “old woman of the dead.”

from the Guardian

Pumping water underground could trigger major earthquake, say scientists

Fracking water injection could trigger major earthquake, say scientists. New studies suggest injecting water for geothermal power or fracking can lead to larger earthquakes than previously thought