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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.

Extreme Weather Events in Top 5 Worst Natural Disasters of the Century

The top 5 worst natural disasters in the last 100 years all were extreme weather events in the United States, as follows (source – The Weather Channel):
1. 1930-34 Dust Bowl (brought by severe drought in the Midwest)
2. 1927 Great Flood of Mississippi River (more destructive than the 2011 Great flood) Continue reading Extreme Weather Events in Top 5 Worst Natural Disasters of the Century