Posts Tagged Natural Hazards

Climate Change Leading to Water Shortage in Andes, Himalayas…

Climate change could have devastating effects on vulnerable residents in the Andes mountains and the Tibetan plateau, according to researchers at The Ohio State University who have been studying glaciers in those areas for decades… Read the enn.com article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/56269-climate-change-leading-to-water-shortage-in-andes-himalayas Advertisements

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Earthquake rocks Trinidad & surrounding countries…

Earthquake measuring around 5.3, occurring just before 10 pm last night, felt in the capital Port of Spain. Located off the North of Venezuela… https://caribbeannewsservice.com/now/trinidad-magnitude-5-3-earthquake-jolts-trinidad-and-neighbouring-countries/ Read another report here: http://www.looptt.com/content/53-earthquake-rocks-tt  

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Hawaii volcano: Lava flow evaporates Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake within hours…

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Why Do Hurricanes Have Eyes? Scientists Still Don’t Really Know…

“A cyclone’s eye is a place of safety and a sign of danger…” Great article from livescience.com, read it here:  https://www.livescience.com/61415-hurricane-eye-wall-how-form.html

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Interesting facts #25…

(from livescience.com) Mount Vesuvius, on the west coast of Italy, is the only active volcano on mainland Europe. It is best known because of the eruption in A.D. 79 that destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum… Read about Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii here: https://www.livescience.com/27871-mount-vesuvius-pompeii.html

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Beyond wind speed: A new measure for predicting hurricane impacts…

What if there was a better way to forecast and communicate hurricanes’ damaging economic impacts, before they happen? Colorado State University civil engineers have developed an innovative new approach to assessing the resiliency of coastal communities to hurricanes. They’ve created a ‘multi-hazard hurricane impact level model,’ which estimates economic damages to be caused by storms, […]

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Storm conditions expected to last six more hours | The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper… 

Stormy conditions continue in Trinidad and Tobago – http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2017-06-20/storm-conditions-expected-last-six-more-hours

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The weather outside is frightful!!!…

Storm update here – http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/06/19/tropical-storm-bret-trinidad/

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Roofs torn off, trees crash as Bret flexes muscle | The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper… 

Weather update from the Trinidad Guardian Newspaper – http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2017-06-19/roofs-torn-trees-crash-bret-flexes-muscle

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T & T storm warning… 

The rains have started…  All schools, workplaces, businesses, etc closed until tomorrow, Tuesday / or upon advise from the Meteorological office. Caribbean Airlines flights have also been cancelled.  I hoped everyone’s stocked up…  Time to get cozy and sit close to the television or radio…. 

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Trinidad Express Newspapers: | Closing in on T&T – Storm warning No. 4… 

Another storm warning for Trinidad and Tobago – http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20170619/news/closing-in-on-tt-storm-warning-no-4

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Trinidad Express Newspapers: | Storm warning No. 3… 

Storm warning report – http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20170619/frontpage-slider/storm-warning-no-3

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Stormy conditions in Trinidad and Tobago… 

Some serious weather heading our way in the southern Caribbean lots of strong winds with occasional rain, I hope everyone’s all prepared… 

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Atlas of the Human Planet 2017: How exposed are we to natural hazards? — ScienceDaily… 

Summary:  One out of three people in the world is exposed to earthquakes, a number which almost doubled in the past 40 years. Around 1 billion in 155 countries are exposed to floods and 414 million live near one of the 220 most dangerous volcanoes. The 2017 edition of the  Atlas of the Human Planet […]

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NOAA Forecasts Busy Hurricane Season for Atlantic | Climate Central… 

A Climate Central news report: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/2017-atlantic-hurricane-season-21476

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Hurricane Matthew: Why Are Storm Surges So Deadly?… 

“Hurricanes can be deadly, but it’s typically not the wind from these powerful storms that causes the highest number of fatalities. Rather, storm surges caused by hurricanes are often the greatest threat to life and property…”  Read the full article at LiveScience.com: Hurricane Matthew: Why Are Storm Surges So Deadly?

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We know how to reduce earthquake deaths. So why aren’t we doing it?…

From an article published on ‘vox.com’… “Earthquakes don’t kill people. Buildings do…” This article from Vox.com seeks to analyse the issues of the vast amount of earthquake deaths occurring despite improvements in building codes and warning system methodologies, exploring possible reasons such as population growth, funding, corruption and governance, and even complacency. Read the full […]

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Titanic Blob of Magma Found Beneath Yellowstone Supervolcano…

from LiveScience.com A giant blob-shaped reservoir of searing-hot rock has been discovered far below the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park… The newfound blob-shaped magma reservoir lies in the lower crust… extends from about 12 to 28 miles deep… measures about 30 miles long northwest to southeast and 44 miles long southwest to northeast. This magma […]

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