Active planet By : Anja 4B
Earthquakes (past 100 years ago) Location and date • Chile
May 22, 1960
• Prince William Sound, Alaska 28, 19643
Nov. 4, 1952
• off the coast of Sumatra Dec. 26, 2004 • Off the coast of Ecuador 1906 • Kuril Islands Oct. 13, 1963
The largest recorded earthquake in the United States was a magnitude 9.2 that struck Prince William Sound, Alaska on Good Friday, March 28, 1964 UTC.
The largest recorded earthquake in the world was a magnitude 9.5 (Mw) in Chile on May 22, 1960.
• Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands March 9, 1957 • Kamchatka
• The earliest reported earthquake in California was felt in 1769 by the exploring expedition of Gaspar de Portola while the group was camping about 48 kilo meters (30 miles) southeast of Los Angeles.
Tornado Location and date • Lydia LA
Jan 4 2007
• Lady Lake FL Feb 2 2007 • Paisley/DeLand FL Feb 2 2007 • Gentilly LA
Feb 13 2007
• SW Caulfield MO Mar 1 2007 • Belleville AL
Jan 13 2006
• Brewer/St. Mary MO Mar 11 2006 • El Dorado Spgs MO Mar 12 2006
Facts • scientists are muddled with the main cause of tornadoes, these strong funneled winds happen rising warm air meets with cold air, causing intense pressure between the two. • most cases of tornadoes happen in America because the vast fields contribute to the formation of tornadoes.
Facts • Tsunami is a Japanese word. 'Tsu' translates to harbor, and 'nami' to wave. • The first description of a tsunami was recorded by the Greek historian, Thucydides, in his book 'History of the Peloponnesian Wars', way back in 400 B.C.
A video of Japan tsunami. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ry77yT Location and date
mar 11 2011
Volcano Location and date • White Island (New Zealand) 24 Apr-30 Apr 2013 • Paluweh (Indonesia) 24 Apr-30 Apr 2013 • Kilauea (United States) 24 Apr- 30 Apr 2013 • Kizimen (Russia) 24 Apr-30 Apr 2013
The volcanic rock pumice is the only rock that can float in water. It is usually grey and full of bubbly holes, which form when hot gases jet furiously out of the rock as it cools. •
The most formidable volcanoes are called supervolcanoes.A supervolcanic eruption can rain hellfire across thousands of miles and cause worldwide climatic changes, such as a drop in global temperature due to the release of tons of ash particles into the atmosphere. These monsters rear there ugly heads only ever few hundred thousand years, however. One of the biggest is in Yellowstone National Park, and scientists say it may be due for another eruprtion. •
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