Category Archives: hazards

Plate Boundaries: A reminder

I came across this video via the fantastic Geogr@phy blog which a great resource for learning about (or revising) the different types of plate boundaries:

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Incredible view of fire across the earth as viewed from space

Originally viewed on the Wired Science,this video uses a pair of earth monitoring satellites (Terra satellite, launched in 1999, and the Aqua satellite, launched in 2002), NASA has recorded the fires that have occurred across the earth over the past … Continue reading

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Volcano Bingo

Having recently finished off a starter activity for a Volcanoes workshop I thought I would share the resources here in case anyone found them of use. Students are given the Volcano Bingo worksheet, see below which has a number of … Continue reading

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Watching earthquakes around the world. NOW!

I recently came across a website with a real time global seismic monitor map. It’s really interesting to see what levels of tectonic activity are happening around the world at any time. There are also links to a variety of … Continue reading

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The Most Expensive Hurricanes in US History….before Irene

With the scale of the damage of hurricane Irene still to be assessed, there always comes the question. How much is all the repair and recovery going to cost? At present these are the most expensive hurricanes to have hit … Continue reading

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The Composition of the Earth: A Summary

The reasons that earthquakes and volcanic eruptions take place depend on the nature of the earths interior. This post will hopefully outline how the different elements of the earth are arrange, and a bit about the different sections of structure … Continue reading

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Important Earthquakes: 1800-1990

In the next installment of important earthquakes listed below are some of the more well known earthquakes for this time period. 1990 to present day important earthquakes will follow in a future post. Date Magnitude Location Estimated Deaths 1822 5th … Continue reading

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