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Sumatra faces yet another risk: Major volcanic eruptions

The early April earthquake of magnitude 8.6 that shook Sumatra (Indonesia) was a grim reminder of the devastating earthquakes and tsunami that killed tens of thousands of people in 2004 and 2005. Now a new study shows that the residents of that region are at risk from yet another potentially deadly natural phenomenon -- major volcanic eruptions. This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster NewsView original post. May 16, 2012.

Japanese 2011 Earthquake Anniversary: ‘Nightmare’ Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Japanese 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami Anniversary:  An eye account of tsunami nightmare and a review of Japan’s readiness for a nuclear disaster.
Survivor of Rikuzentakata recalls ‘nightmare’ tsunami. Video uploaded by telegraphtv on Mar 2, 2012 (Video by Glen Milner). Continue reading Japanese 2011 Earthquake Anniversary: ‘Nightmare’ Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Natural Hazards/Disasters Raging on: 2011 Ends with Floods in Thailand, Philippines, and Australia; Strong Earthquake in Japan

Natural Hazards/Disasters Raging on: 2011 Ends with Floods in Thailand, Philippines, and Australia; Strong Earthquake Hits Tokyo and Eastern Japan on 31 December 2011; Debris from Japan’s 2011 Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster Scatters in the Pacific Ocean, Possibly Heading to U.S. according to NOAA Scientists. Continue reading Natural Hazards/Disasters Raging on: 2011 Ends with Floods in Thailand, Philippines, and Australia; Strong Earthquake in Japan

Eastern United States Struck By Earthquake Without Warning

Washington DC - Evacuation

Eastern United States Struck By Earthquake Without Warning – Population May Be at Risk Around Locations of Nuclear Power Plants:

Atlanta in the south to Boston in the north and Chicago in the west were jolted by a medium severity 5.8 magnitude earthquake, epicentered in southern Virginia, in  the morning hours of  Tuesday August 23, 2011. Continue reading Eastern United States Struck By Earthquake Without Warning