Natural Disasters-Wildfire

Natural Disasters Wildfire A wildfire is an uncontrolled fire that usually combusts in the wildland vegetation, often in rural areas. Wildfires can burn in forests, grasslands, savannas, and other ecosystems and are not limited to a particular continent or environment. Wildfires have the ability to […]

Natural Disasters-Landslides

Natural Disasters Landslides A landslide can be defined as the movement of a mass of rock, debris, or earth down a slope. Landslides are a type of mass wasting, which denotes a downward movement of soil and rock under the direct influence of gravity. Landslides […]

Natural Disasters-Cyclones

Natural Disasters Cyclones Tropical Cyclones Tropical cyclones are violent storms which have a diameter of about 320kms. They originate over oceans in tropical areas and move over to the coastal areas. The direction of rotation of cyclones is influenced by Coriolis Force. Hence cyclones in […]

Natural Disasters-Volcanic Eruption

Natural Disasters Volcanic Eruption Volcanic Eruption happens when the molten rock from inside the Earth flows into the surface. Volcanic Eruption is caused by the Earth’s internal heat, and is associated with tectonic processes and is a part of the rock cycle. Volcano: A volcano […]

Natural Disasters-Earthquake

Natural Disasters Earthquake Earthquake is the sudden shaking of the ground caused by the passage of seismic waves through Earth’s surface. Earthquakes generally happens when two blocks of the earth suddenly slip past one another along what is called the fault or fault plane. The […]

Natural Disasters-Tsunami

Natural Disasters Tsunami The name tsunami is derived from the Japanese word meaning harbour wave. Tsunami waves have very long wavelengths and are often caused by a large and sudden displacement of the ocean due to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions etc. They are one of the […]