Essay About Natural Disasters

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Natural Disasters

Introduction

In the year 2010 more than four hundred and fifty natural disasters have occurred around the globe, all these natural disasters have cost more than three hundred and sixty billion US$ in damages. In the year 2010 Natural disasters were the reason for almost three hundred and thirty thousand fatalities, that include Floods, Hurricane, Tornados, Earthquakes, Heat Waves, and Tsunamis. In This essay, I will discuss the causes and effects of natural disasters and how to minimize their risks.

Volcanos

Firstly, Volcanos are one of the most dangerous and destructive natural disasters. When most people imagine a volcano, they see this huge mountain that took millions and millions of years for it to form. Some Volcanos
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Tsunamis are waves that carry a huge amount of kinetic energy and travels at speed of hundreds of kilometers per hour. They are mainly formed by underwater earthquakes or underwater volcanos the amount of energy released causes the waves to grow bigger and carrier more water with it. "The largest waves measured by instruments in the water were 7 meters (nearly 23ft) high in the north-east of Japan, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) in Hawaii. Other estimates put the wave height at 10 meters." (Sample, 2011). In extrema cases, Tsunamis could be very destructive and it could caver cities with water like what happened in the city of New Orleans. According to, (Robertson & Fausset, 2015). “On Aug. 29, 2005, it all seemed lost. Four-fifths of the city lay submerged as residents frantically signaled for help from their rooftops and thousands were stranded at the Superdome, a congregation of the desperate and poor.” Thankfully, Tsunamis are the easiest natural disasters to deal with. If the earthquake or the volcano eruption that caused the Tsunami wasn’t predicted, it can be easily seen from a distance that the tsunami is approaching. In that time people, should work on evacuating the seashores and moving to higher ground or hiding in underground

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