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Disaster! (an environmental project for grades 5-7)
By BBC News Online science editor Dr David Whitehouse
Planning for Disaster In September 1994, Rabaul volcano on the Papua New Guinean island of New Britain erupted. "The death toll could have been many thousands, because about 75 percent of the houses collapsed," said Dr.
Geologists generally group volcanoes into four main kinds--cinder cones, composite volcanoes, shield volcanoes, and lava domes.
Timeline of Disasters and Tragedies Return to home
The collision at Milan's Linate airport is the latest in a series of crashes in the last three years involving passenger jets - and heavy casualties. 4 October 2001 : A Russian Sibir Airlines Tupolev 154 en route from Tel Aviv to Novosibirsk in Siberia explodes in mid-air and crashes into the Black Sea, killing 78 passengers and crew.
USGS/Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, Washington
As coincidence would have it, on October 16 an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale rumbled across the desert in California, just as the Exploratorium Faultline crew was working its way up the San Andreas Faultline producing a series of video feeds and live events about life in earthquake country.
13 June Canterbury aftershocks The National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) was activated to monitor the situation following the strong aftershocks. The NCMC stood down at 1700 hours, Tuesday 14 June. Latest earthquake updates Information on what to do when an earthquake happens
View of the planet Earth from the Apollo spacecraft.
The Turbo Electric Vessel WAHINE 1966 - 1968 The twin screw turbo electric steamer Wahine was built at Govan, Scotland in 1966 for the Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand Ltd by Fairfields Ltd of Glasgow.