Nature's Fury: 101 Facts - Earthshaking Natural Disasters
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When the earth moves When the earth spills 14
Wet and dry Swirling storms 30 38
The Chinese 1 contribution Chinese scholars have preserved the records of earthquakes that have occurred in China in the last two thousand years. Naturally, the world s first simple seismograph was created by Chinese scientists during the Han period.
2 The coast toast Coastal cities are particularly susceptible to the hazards of a quake. Earthquakes that occur near coasts can trigger dangerous tsunamis. In terms of casualty, the deadliest tsunami occurred in Indonesia on December 26, 2004.
WHEN THE EARTH MOVES
3 All fired up
Earthquakes also cause fire. This happens when there are broken gas pipes and live electric wires. This is