It is a disaster that wasn't caused by mankind. It is a disaster caused naturally, like a major hurricane, a tsunami, an earthquake... any event or force of nature thathas catastrophic consequencesa and has destructrive event that affects the natural world and human communities.
Can we predict them?
Many are quite predictable, like hurricanes. It's easy torecognize conditions favorable to the formation of tornadoes for example , and simple observations can detect one forming. We can predict them but not their detailed timing. And we can't predict how muchdamage and death will happen Some animals do seem to have the ability to sense an impending some natural disasters, but we don't know how.
Are we in danger?
Volcanoes are just a naturalway that the Earth and other planets have of cooling off and releasing internal heat and pressure. Lava flows destroy everything in their path, but most move slowly enough that people can move out ofthe way. You can do many things to protect yourself and your family from the dangers a volcanic eruption can cause. Each volcano and situation is unique. Pay attention to warnings from localauthorities for the best advice available on actions you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. But in portugal...
Earthquakes occur when the earth's tectonic plates release stress.This release of pressure creates the vibrations, which we call an earthquake, causing damage to the surrounding environment. They occur around fault lines, the places where tectonic plates meet. Theintensity of earthquakes is measured on the Richter scale.
A tsunami is a series of tremendous waves generated by a massive underwater disturbance. Tsunamis can move at speeds as high as 500miles per hour and although typically small, they can be up to 100 feet tall.
A flood is caused by excess water surpassing the limits of its confines. A flood can happen during a myriad...