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The 7 Worst Natural Disasters Of The Last Decade

An image of the catastrophic reality of the force that comes with earthquakes. This photo, from the October 2005, Kashmir Earthquake, shows a building toppled completely to its side and the tragic rescue efforts that ensued.

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Disasters (Nation) - Alaska earthquake 1964 - The most powerful magnitude earthquake ever recorded by a seismograph and the largest earthquake in North America, it measured in at 9.2 on a seismograph.

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The clock tower in Finale Emilia, Italy, after the earthquake which struck the area May 20, 2012. Later the same day a second quake caused the tower to collapse completely.

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The 1964 Alaska earthquake, also known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake, the Portage Earthquake and the Good Friday Earthquake, was a megathrust earthquake that began at 5:36 P.M. AST on Good Friday, March 27, 1964. Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing buildings, and tsunamis resulting from the temblor caused about 131 deaths.

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The 1964 Alaska earthquake, magnitude 9.2, began at 5:36 P.M. AST on Good Friday, March 27, 1964. Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing buildings, and tsunamis resulting from the earthquake caused about 143 deaths (9 from quake, others from tsunamis). Lasting nearly four minutes, it was the most powerful recorded earthquake in U.S. and North American history. Fourth Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska, looking east from near Barrow Street.

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Prince William Sound, Alaska - 9.2 Earthquake, March 27, 1964. 2nd largest earthquake in the world.This great earthquake and ensuing tsunami took 128 lives (tsunami 113, earthquake 15), and caused $311 million in property loss.

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Ecuador Earthquake 04.2016 Earthquakes! Raina experiences one and I actually have too! But it was minor and lasted for 3 seconds.

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72 hour kits - the BEST article I've ever read on how to put a real serious emergency kit together!! Forget the pre-made ones or most of the lists you see online, THIS is the only list you need. (Keep in mind If an emergency is serious enough to warrant an evacuation, it's most likely going to last a lot longer then 72 hours).

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Understanding Earthquakes and Volcanoes…with snack foods! (Part 1)

We loved this blog from our friends at RedCrossPDX in Oregon, we decided to post it. There are some easy ways to demonstrate how volcanoes and earthquakes work! Last year I was fortunate to work wi...

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