Disasters

disasters

 

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KidsClick! Natural Disasters
This page is a KidsClick! index for sites on Natural Disasters that link to other web ites. Some links contain animations that explain a particular natural disaster. It contains categories: Natural Disasters general, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados and volcanoes.
FLOOD1
Preparing for a disaster

This Illionois university site dicusses severe weather conditions and what you can do to prepare and protect yourself and your home.

Natural Hazards
Find out about Volcanoes, tsunamis and other natural hazards

Hot Topics
Learn about natural disasters from the BBC

Natural disasters of Hawaii
Volcanoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and Tsunamis in HAWAII

World's worst disasters
Just a click on the disaster to find out how mother nature can affect everyone

Savage Earth: Tsunamis Volcanoes Earthquakes
Excellent series from PBS

TSUNAMI

Tsunami
Consise information from an Australian perspective.

The Asian Tsunami
Information and an animation from The AGE. requires FLASH

Tsunami visualisations
This site has animations and videos of the recent Indian Ocean tsunami as well as other tsunamis that have occurred.

Things to know about Tsunamis
Explore this site to learn more about Tsunamis, even how to protect your pets!

Pacific Tsunami warning system
Explaination of the pacific warning system and how they can detect tidal waves.

EARTHQUAKES

Tsunamis and Earthquakes
This site explores and explains the relationship and how earthquakes can cause tsunamis, as well as descriptions of some famous tsunamis including the 1998 New Guniea one.

Australian Earthquakes
Facts, maps and information about earthquakes in Australia

Forces of the earth beneath our feet
Find out what forces cause earthquakes

Ring of fire
Map showing fault lines and earthquake prone areas

The great San Francisco Earthquake
Through this disaster in 1906 many new regulations and building design was discovered. Find out more and see the pictures.

Tokoyo earthquake of 1923
On September 1, 1923 at one minute before noon local time, a great earthquake devasted southeastern Japan. Find out more

Australian Earthquakes
Facts, maps and information about earthquakes in Australia

Forces of the earth beneath our feet
Find out what forces cause earthquakes and other underground rumbles

Ring of fire
Map showing fault lines and earthquake prone areas

The great San Francisco Earthquake
Through this disaster in 1906 many new regulations and building design was discovered. Find out more and see the pictures.

Tokoyo earthquake of 1923
On September 1, 1923 at one minute before noon local time, a great earthquake devasted southeastern Japan. Find out more

VOLCANOES

Images of Volcanoes
See pictures of real life volcanoes

Volcanoes and climate change
Find out how massive amounts of ash from an euption can change our climate

Volcanoes around the globe
Discover the location and history of the earth's volcanoes

Volcanoes by Alex
Site with simple information by Alex

Volcanoes online
Find out about plate tectonics, games and more

All about Volcanoes
Lots of information but no pictures

Explore a virtual volcano
Go inside a volcano to see how it works and erupts

Volcano World
Excellent site about volcanoes. Easy to read

FIRE

Black Friday in Victoria 13th January 1939
The “Black Friday” bushfires of 13th January, 1939 were the culmination of a summer of destruction in Victoria. This site also has an image gallery.

Images of the recent South Australain Bush fires

What to do in the event of fire.
Information from the C.F.A. Including printable fact sheets on fire disasters and prevention

FLOODS AND DROUGHT

Floods
Find out about floods in Australai and the flood prone zones.

Floods and what to do if your in one
This NOVA site talks about famous floods from around the world.

Drought and flood
Find out about these two extremes of the Australian desert

No rain a terrible disaster for everyone
Drought can cause catestrophic devestation. Find out more

top STORMS CYCLONES, HURRICANES AND TORNADOS

Wild Weather
Find out about severe weather conditions that can become disasterous

Cyclones, Hurricanes and tornados
Find out about these severe storms. Find out how how they are similar and different. Very comprehensive site

All about cyclones
Excellent site detailing cyclones woith information relevant tyo Australia

The formation of a tropical cyclone
Find out where and how they are formed and why they threaten particular regions of the world.

Hurricane
A hurricane is a swirling storm measuring 60-1,000 miles in diameter that forms over warm ocean waters. Find out more

Tropical Twisters
An expert site that explians everything you ever wanted to know about these d4eadly storms

Twisters the tornado of destruction
Explore the power of these freak occurances produced by storms that can cuase so much damage.

 

LANDSLIDES

Landslides
Although Australia has minimal landslides compared to other countries they do occur and cause damage find out more.

Talking about Landslides
Landslides are a serious geologic hazard common to almost every state in the United States. Find out about there devestation.

 

Hot links complied and recommended by Mrs Bearup for this topic for use with school projects and general research