Earthquakes Tornadoes Volcanoes Thunderstorms Others we will not cover: Avalanches, floods, blizzards, tsunamis, and droughts. Smiteme, “Hurricane Katrina-August 28, 2005” August 28, 2005 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivsLicense. Types of Natural Disasters
Earthquakes - The shaking, rolling or sudden shock of the Earths surface.
Mainly found in: California, Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington.
Triggers other natural disasters such as: Flash floods, earthquakes, rock falls, land slides, ect.
Volcanoes Interesting Facts:
There are more than 500 active volcanoes in the world.
Most mountains and sea floors were created by volcanoes.
-Thunderstorms are a combination of thunder and lightning. -They usually last an average of 30 minutes. Thunderstorms Aquinoktium, “Thunderstorm” October 28, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.
To estimate the distance of how far a storm is away, count the seconds between one flash of lightning and the first thunder boom after. Take the number of seconds and divide by 5. Example: 10 seconds/5 = 2 miles away. Thunderstorms
During thunderstorms: -Stay inside. -If outside take shelter in a ditch. -Unplug computers and other electronics. -Avoid the use of all electronic items, such as phones. Thunderstorms
Summary Earthquakes (rumble of the Earth) 2. Tornadoes (funnel shaped cloud) 3. Volcanoes (erupting mountains) 4. Thunderstorms (flashing, loud, rain storms) During any storm remember to stay calm! Prayitno. “Snow Storm #3” January 19, 2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.
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