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Indian Ocean Earthquake

Weather; Storms

December 24, 2004 an undersea mega thrust earthquake hit the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia with a magnitude of 9.1, making it the third largest earthquake in history, and also the longest. It took ...

Hurricane Katrina

Weather; Storms

August 2005, Hurricane Katrina took over 1800 lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. 80% of New Orleans was submerged as the levees failed and storm waters surged. Katrina sustained winds of 175 mph, ...

Nevado Del Ruiz Volcano

Weather; Storms

In November 1985, a volcanic eruption composed of many layers of lava alternating with hardened volcanic ash and other pyroclastic rocks, producing swift moving currents of hot gas and rock which ...

Cyclone Nargis

Weather; Storms

2 May 2008, the worst natural disaster in the recorded history of Myanma occured. A rare eastward moving, low altitude strong tropical cyclone, which sent a 40 kilometer storm serge up to the ...

East Africa Drought

Weather; Storms

Taking place in mid July 2011, causing food shortages over Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Djibouti, the East Africa Drought threatened the livelihood of 9.5 million people, causing Somalian refugees ...

European Heat Wave

Weather; Storms

The hottest summer in Europe since 1540, The European Heat Wave of the summer of 2003 hit France the hardest causing health crisis in several countries, and a shortfall on crops. There was a death ...

Super Outbreak

Weather; Storms

April 3-4, 1974 was the most violent tornado outbreak ever recorded, with 148 tornadoes passing through 13 states including, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, ...

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