Savage Earth ****
A good general introduction to the subject. Articles on volcanoes, earthquakes
and tsunamis with excellent images and animations.
of Volcanic Activity
Describes the major types of volcanic hazards. It also features a list
of the major disasters since 1586 plus an excellent photo-gallery. From
Earthquake Information: Reducing
Includes the latest info, hazards, preparedness and an in-depth look at
the San Francisco Bay Area. Includes many images. From the USGS.
Page *** (4)
Concentrates on the impact theory of this mass extinction event, plus
interesting tabular data estimating the frequency of 'objects' crossing
the Earth's orbital path and the 'frequency of impactors' on Earth. For
alternative theories click.
Detailed, text based, with descriptions of famous impact craters.
Eruption of Thera *** (6)
This is an excellent example of how historical evidence can be used to
support a thesis; in this case that there was a massive eruption at Thera
(in the Mediterranean) around 1600 BC.
Meteorites & Impacts
Details of types, plus statistics, estimates of frequency and consequences,
plus links to loads more on the subject.
Disasters of Nature
Gives details of volcanic and earthquake disasters with emphasis on Vesuvius,
Krakatau and Mt. St.Helens.
are Tsunamis generated?
Describes how landslides, volcanic eruptions and cosmic collisions can
generate tsunamis. Includes a survey of great tsunamis plus links.
Palaeoclimates & Mass Extinctions *** (10)
Lecture text on how palaeoclimate cyclicity may have contributed to evolution
and mass extinctions.
Phenomena at Pompeii
Gives a detailed chronology of the 79 eruption with figs and photos. Plus
discusses pyroclastic flow and the eruptions of Mt. Pelee.
The cosmic mystery of the century. Details of the largest meteorite/comet
impact in the last 2000 years which occurred in Russia in 1908.
it come? ** (13)
An impact? Basic text, images and links.
www Links *** (14)
A major link site with useful summaries of the links.
Links to sites about volcanoes, earthquakes and landslide information.
Hazards, Past, Present & Future *** (16)
Many useful links.
The story of the collision of this comet with Jupiter in 1994, but mainly
a link site.
Other sites of interest
Disaster Area **
General review of natural disasters for kids.
Send an asteroid or comet hurtling towards your favorite planet!
Some excellent images of earthquake damage. From the USGS.