Category Archive: Signs in Natural Disasters

Sun Unleashes Massive Solar Flares in One-Two Punch

Just as many Americans got back to work after the long Labor Day weekend, the sun jolted to life as well, unleashing a massive solar flare just one day after another sun storm… Continue reading

Are the Number of Earthquakes Increasing?

Is the number of earthquakes increasing?  Are major earthquakes becoming more frequent?  In the aftermath of the magnitude-5.8 earthquake in Virginia, a whole lot of people are asking those questions.  All over the… Continue reading

1,000 Texas Homes Burned and Fire Department Funding Cut 75% this Year

Officials: 1,000 Texas homes burned in past week AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than 1,000 homes have been destroyed in at least 57 wildfires across rain-starved Texas, most of them in one devastating… Continue reading

Deadly Tropical Storm Lee rages ashore, spawning spin off tornadoes, wrecking homes and causing at least two deaths

Tropical Storm Lee spawned tornado sightings and alerts from the Louisiana Gulf Coast to the Florida panhandle on Sunday, while widespread flooding caused at least two deaths. More than a dozen tornado sightings… Continue reading

Plane crash causes fast-moving California brush fire that’s ‘growing by the minute’

A small plane sparked a major blaze when it crashed near a rural California community, igniting a deadly brush fire that killed one person. The massive fire levelled a home and threatened at… Continue reading

Earthquake prediction still eludes scientists – so don’t depend on them to warn of earthchanges

Despite decades of research, earthquake prediction remains elusive. As much as society would like scientists to tell us when a jolt is coming, mainstream seismologists are generally pessimistic about ever having that ability.… Continue reading

Rare event sends S. Pacific waves crashing into California coasts

Massive waves slamming into California’s coast – killing at least one person and causing millions of dollars in damage – are being labelled the “New Zealand surf” because of where they are coming… Continue reading

Typhoon Talas carves trail of destruction through Japan- 18 dead, 50 missing

At least 18 people have been killed and more than 50 are missing after powerful Typhoon Talas ripped through western Japan, local media reports. The storm brought heavy rain and winds of up… Continue reading

Scientists dismayed by unending string of disasters plaguing U.S.

September 3, 2011 – WASHINGTON, DC – Nature is pummeling the United States this year with extremes. Unprecedented triple-digit Fahrenheit (38-plus degree Celsius) heat and devastating drought. Deadly tornadoes leveling towns. Massive rivers overflowing. A billion-dollar… Continue reading

Disasters in US: An extreme and exhausting year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nature is pummeling the United States this year with extremes. Unprecedented triple-digit heat and devastating drought. Deadly tornadoes leveling towns. Massive rivers overflowing. A billion-dollar blizzard. And now, unusual hurricane-caused… Continue reading

Dead sea life washes up on shore after oil spill

Fishermen pick dead shrimp out of their haul in Leting county, Tangshan, North China’s Hebei province, Aug 31, 2011. Large quantities of the seafood they hauled in were dead. Hebei is located by… Continue reading

Drought intensifies in the South, no end in sight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Record-breaking triple-digit temperatures were prolonging a devastating drought that has been baking the South and the dry spell could extend into next year and beyond, climate experts said on Thursday. “Just… Continue reading

Firefighters battle to stop California wildfire that forced thousands to flee their homes

Firefighters were gaining the upper hand on a wildfire that erupted on the main interstate between Southern California and Las Vegas this morning, allowing officials to lift evacuation orders for half of 1,500… Continue reading

7.1 Alaska Quake Triggers Warning In Aleutian Islands

Residents of southern Alaska awoke Friday morning to a major earthquake. It triggered a tsunami warning near the Aleutian Islands. But no damage has been reported and there was no tsunami. For the… Continue reading

So hot, fires now starting themselves

Firefighters said a brush fire started Saturday due to spontaneous combustion in a mulch or compost pile. The fire burned an area of dense bamboo behind a home near Mopac and Windsor. “As… Continue reading

Offshore mud volcano erupts in Azov Sea in Ukraine

The term mud volcano or mud-dome is used to refer to formations created by geo-excreted liquids and gases, although there are several different processes which may cause such activity. Hot water mixes with… Continue reading

Hurricane Katia path continues bending toward US

Hurricane Katia continued marching generally toward the U.S. coastline on Friday afternoon and, despite temporarily lapsing into a tropical storm, still is expected to intensify over the next five days into a category 2… Continue reading

Oklahoma, Texas Wildfires Destroy Dozens of Homes

Hundreds of people in Texas and Oklahoma are fleeing their homes today as fast-burning wildfires, which have already destroyed more than 25 homes, burn throughout the neighboring states. A fire fueled by dry… Continue reading

Katia Expected to Become Hurricane

Tropical Storm Katia may grow into a hurricane in the next two days as it moves west-northwest through the mid-Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The storm’s winds increased… Continue reading

Bird Flu Back Again, U.N. Agency Warns

A new vaccine-resistant strain of avian H5N1 influenza has begun circulating in poultry flocks in Vietnam and China, posing “unpredictable risks to human health,” the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Monday.… Continue reading

Is climate change making us crazy?

A new report warns that droughts and floods can fuel severe mental-health problems like anxiety, depression, and even suicide. Scientists worldwide are forecasting severe drought, unprecedented flooding, and scorching heat waves as a… Continue reading

Heavy rains trigger landslide in Uganda- 23 dead

A massive landslide swallowed homes in eastern Uganda early Monday, killing at least 23 people, the Red Cross said. Torrential rains triggered the landslide, Red Cross spokeswoman Catherine Ntabadde said by phone from… Continue reading

4.9 earthquake strikes near site of Japan’s ancient super-volcano

Anytime a moderate earthquake strikes near a super-volcano, we take note. A 4.9 magnitude earthquake has struck south of the ancient super-volcanic Aira Caldera located in Kyushu, Japan. Aira Caldera (ja:姶良カルデラ Aira-Karudera) is a gigantic… Continue reading

El Hierro Earthquake Count Exceeds 4200

The number of daily earthquakes recorded on the smallest of the Canary Islands (Spain), El Hierro, has increased considerably in recent days. The Instituto Volcanologico de Canarias has also reported a 1cm inflation over… Continue reading

FEMA almost out of disaster funds

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The Federal Disaster Relief Fund, the pot of money used to help communities and individuals hit by disasters, is nearly depleted. That’s bad news for victims of both Hurricane… Continue reading