Dust Storm in the olden days
Dust Storm in the olden days

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Photo showing four people in the foregound and the tsunami surge in the background.
Photo showing four people in the foregound and the tsunami surge in the background.

external image magnify-clip.pngTsunami striking Thailand on December 26, 2004


Hurricane Katrina formed over the on August 23, 2005 and crossed southern Florida as a moderate and deadly, causing some deaths and flooding across the area there before strengthening rapidly in the. The storm weakened before making its second landfall as a storm on the morning of Monday, August 29 in southeast Louisiana. It caused severe destruction along the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas, much of it due to the. The most severe occurred in , , which flooded as the system catastrophically failed, in many cases hours after the storm had moved inlandAt least 80% of the city and large tracts of neighboring became flooded, and the floodwaters stayed there for weeks. However, the worst property damage occurred in coastal areas, such as all , which were flooded over 90% in hours, as boats and casino barges rammed buildings, pushing cars and houses inland, with waters reaching 6–12 miles (10–19 km) from the beach.


An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor ) is the result of a sudden release of energy in the recource that creates it. Earthquakes are measured with a a device which also records is known as a seismograph. The (or the related and mostly obsolete magnitude) of an earthquake is conventionally reported, with magnitude 3 or lower earthquakes being mostly and magnitude 7 causing serious damage over large areas. Intensity of shaking is measured on the modified .

At the Earth's surface, earthquakes manifest themselves by shaking and sometimes displacing the ground. When a large earthquake is located offshore, the seabed sometimes suffers sufficient displacement to cause a . The shaking in earthquakes can also trigger landslides and occasionally volcanic activity.

In its most generic sense, the word earthquake is used to describe any seismic event — whether a natural or an event caused by humans — that generates seismic waves. Earthquakes are caused mostly by rupture of geological, but also by volcanic activity, landslides, mine blasts, and nuclear experiments. An earthquake's point of initial rupture is called its or. The term refers to the point at ground level directly above the hypocenter.

What do we know about Earth?

WEll it is made up of 4 layers and it get hotter when you go deeper

WEEK 3!The Natural disasters I know are.....
Hurricane Volcanic eruption Earth Treamers
Earthquake Blizzard Bush fires
Tsunami Landslide Mudslide
Sink Hole Dust Storm Title Wave
Meteor Shower Typhoon
Cyclone Floods

WEEK 4!1. What do we use to clarify disasters?
People like Scientists Predict when it is coming or people might see a natural disaster coming on the weather forecast or nobody will have a clue about it.
2. How are they measured?
I am not shore but i think it is a ricta scale e.g such as Earthquakes and Tsunamis?


1. What are the layers of the earths structure?
Well first is the earths crust
then the mantle, then the outer core then the inner core, the outer core is a liquid and the inner core is a solid.
2. What resources do we use from beneath the earth?
Fossil fuels such as - Oil and Coal


The different atmospheric layers above us are....
  • Troposhpere - the densest part of the atmosphere, which starts at the earth's surface and extends to between 8 and 14.5 kilometres high.
  • Stratosphere - starts just above the troposphere and extends to 50 kilometres high. Compared to the troposphere, this part of the atmosphere is dry and less dense and absorbs ultraviolet radiation. It contains the ozone layer, which lies 15 to 30 kilometres above the earth's surface. The ozone layer absorbs and scatters solar ultraviolet radiation and filters out the sun's harmful ultraviolet-B (UV-B).
  • Mesosphere - starts just above the stratosphere and extends to 85 kilometres high.
  • Thermosphere - starts just above the mesosphere and extends to 600 kilometres.


How can what is in our solar system affect us?


How do humans affect nature?How has human use of land caused problems?