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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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Earthquake prediction: It’s not easy

Seismologist Raffaele Bendandi predicted that Rome would be hit by a huge earthquake on 11 May. On 11 May an earthquake occurred near the town of Lorca in southern Spain. Once again proving that earthquake prediction is a tricky task. … Continue reading

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Terrible Tornadoes

Recently we have seen the destructive power of yet another type of natural hazard, the tornado in both the USA and New Zealand. April 2011, was one of the most active months for Tornadoes in US history with over 180 … Continue reading

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Devastating Earthquake and Tsunami hits Japan

During the night 8.9-magnitude earthquake occurred about 400km (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo. It has been reported to have been 8.9 by the US Geological Survey, which hit at 1446 local time (0546 GMT) at a depth of about 24km, … Continue reading

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