NATURAL DISASTERS

Earthquakes    Tsunamis    Volcanoes    Hurricanes    Tornadoes

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    Internationally Oriented Agencies

  1. Disaster Relief Organization
    Exchange information on natural and manmade disasters, worldwide.
  2. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    Increasing numbers of refugees and internally displaced people, natural disasters affecting millions of people a year..   How the International Federation can help..   Action for the most vulnerable in 176 countries worldwide.
  3. International Rescue Corps
    Offers assistance at all natural or man-made disasters throughout the world.
  4. International Service Agencies
    Federation of organizations helping people overseas and in the United States who suffer from hunger, poverty and disease or from the ravages of war, oppression and natural disasters.
  5. Merlin
    Medical Emergency Relief International.   Supports people affected by war or natural disaster, anywhere in the world.
  6. Operation USA
    Responds to natural disasters overseas and in the U.S., providing relief assistance to international and indigenous organizations through donations of medical, nutritional and shelter supplies.
  7. World Relief Corporation
    Provides emergency relief plus long-lasting solutions to hunger and poverty to the poorest of the poor in more than 25 countries, including the United States.

    Data

  8. Natural Disaster Reference Data Base
    Bibliographic database on research, programs, and results which relate to the use of satellite remote sensing for disaster mitigation.
  9. Disaster Reports Archive
    An archive of reports on earthquakes and other natural disasters since 1971.
  10. Do Unto Others
    Helps respected, efficient charities bring relief to the victims of natural disaster, famine, disease, poverty and war.
  11. Natural Hazards Center University of Colorado (Boulder)
    Clearinghouse for information on natural hazards and human adjustments to hazards and disasters.
  12. Natural Hazards .org
    Provides information on all types of atmospheric and geologic hazards and links to hazard warning sources.

    Conferences

  13. International Conference of LACDE 2000
    Conference on natural and man-made disasters, and their relationship to local governments.   In Reykjavik, August 28-30, 2000.
  14. UN-IDNDR and QUIPUNET Internet Conference
    Internet conference focusing on solutions for cities at risk; main topic is how cities act to reduce the impact of natural disasters.   Several speakers each week.

    Advice and Education

  15. Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
    Strive to improve, through training, community self-reliance and survival ability in the event of a large natural disaster.
  16. Disaster Training International
    Dedicated to helping adults prepare children to cope with natural disasters.
  17. Emergency Preparedness Information eXchange (EPIX)
    To facilitate the exchange of ideas about the prevention of, preparation for, recovery from and/or mitigation of risk associated with natural and socio-technological disasters.
  18. HomeSaver
    Working on ways to reduce losses from impending natural disasters.
  19. NOVA Online: Seven Wonders
    Features quiz to test one's knowledge of the wonders, six of which no longer stand, having been destroyed by natural disaster or by humans.

    Regional and Local Agencies

  20. CEPREDENAC
    Center for Co-ordination for the prevention of natural disasters in Central America
  21. Ve­urstofa ═slands
    The Icelandic Meteorological Office offers air, land, and sea weather services for Iceland in addition to providing warnings of possible avalanches, coastal flooding, earthquake, sea ice and other natural disasters caused by conditions related to the duties of this office.
  22. New Zealand Earthquake Commission
    Providing natural disaster insurance to residential property owners.
  23. London Emergency Services Liaison Panel (LESLP)
    Partnership of emergency agencies that plans for, and responds to incidents including terrorist attacks and natural disasters within the Greater London area.
  24. Coastal Patrol Base 21
    Performing search and rescue, response to natural disasters, aerospace education, and other assistance to federal, state, and local government agencies.
  25. Air Force Contract Augmentation Program - AFCAP
    A force multiplier for military, federal, and state government agencies performing contingency deployments and natural disaster relief.
  26. Florida Animal Disaster Planning Advisory Committee (ADPAC)
    Ad hoc group of organizations and individuals interested in protecting animals from natural disasters.
  27. Houston Trauma Cleanup
    Provides clean-up after disasters, natural death and crime scenes.   Serves the greater Houston area.
  28. Tippecanoe County Emergency Management Agency
    Volunteer-run, publicly-funded organization has expanded its focus to incorporate not only natural disasters, but man-made emergencies as well.
  29. Churches of Christ Disaster Relief
    Provides humanitarian aid including food, water, clothing, and other essentials to victims of natural disasters in the USA.
  30. Ve­urstofa ═slands
    The Icelandic Meteorological Office offers air, land, and sea weather services for Iceland in addition to providing warnings of possible avalanches, coastal flooding, earthquake, sea ice and other natural disasters caused by conditions related to the duties of this office.

    Commercial

  31. Earthshakes
    Survival supplies and equipment to support the aftermath of major earthquakes, natural disasters, and earth changes.
  32. ERST/O'Brien's
    Capable of managing oil spills, fires, hazmat releases, natural disasters or other emergencies.
  33. Quake Pro
    Offers a variety of safety products and includes earthquake and natural disaster links and information.
    Educational Links
  34. Disaster Management Institute
    Development of professional and managerial capabilities of government, public, and private sector in the field of natural and industrial disasters.
  35. International Resources Group
    A management consulting firm specializing in environment and natural resources management, energy and disaster relief services.
  36. GeoRisk
    Risk management consulting to insurers and financial institutions exposed to natural hazards.   Portfolio management, pre- and post-disaster mitigation, risk assessment and GIS applications.
  37. Disktek Data Recovery
    Offering services to clients experiencing data loss due to hardware failure, natural disaster or software corruption.   Includes 24 hour emergency services.


EARTHQUAKES

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Columbia 1999
  1. Virtual Earthquake
    Introduction to earthquakes (K)
  2. Understanding Earthquakes
    This site contains a quiz, locations on a rotating globe, earthquake acccounts by famous people and much more. (K)
  3. Earthquake Lesson Plan
    This site contains a unit plan on earthquakes. (K)
  4. Earthquake ABC
    A Child's View of Earthquake Facts and Feelings. (K)
  5. Geology
    This site contains a vast resource of geology information including activites for kids and teens pertaining to earthquakes, volcanoes, and the Earth's evolution. (K)
  6. Seismic Information
    This site instructs you in how to build a seismograph. (K)
  7. EARTHFORCE
    The pushing and pulling in the core, crust, or water of the Earth that causes motion like eruptions, quakes, or floods. (K)
  8. Disaster Reports Archive
    An archive of reports on earthquakes and other natural disasters since 1971.
  9. Department of Geophysics, University of Chile
    Earthquake information including dates, times, locality, and magnitude. (K)
  10. Fire & Ice
    Part of the Jason Project; includes information from Yellowstone, broadcasts from Iceland, earthquakes in Java. (K)
  11. Institute for Geophysics
    UTIG researchers have deployed ocean bottom seismographs and analyzed seismograms collected on the Moon; their research includes earthquake source and rupture analysis, evaluation of tecto (K)
  12. IGPP Broadband Seismic Networks
    Earthquake and aftershock information. (K)
  13. LLNL Geologic & Atmospheric Hazards Projects
    Investigating and assessing the hazards associated with natural phenomena such as earthquakes, severe storms, floods, lightning, volcanic eruptions, and extreme heat or cold. (K)
  14. Global Earthquake Response Center
    Preparedness

    Australia

  15. Queensland University Advanced Centre for Earthquake Studies
    QUAKES conducts coupled computational and observational research aimed at resolving key questions in seismology. (K)

    Canada

  16. Canadian National Seismograph Network
    More than 1,000 earthquakes are recorded in Canada every year.    The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) operates nearly 100 instruments, called seismographs, across the country. (K)

    Japan

  17. Earthquake Research Institute
    University of Tokyo. Information about recent large earthquakes, the poseidon project, and the various divisions within the institute. (K)
  18. Usenet - fj.misc.earthquake
    1995 Hyogo-ken Nanbu Earthquake
  19. Kobe Earthquake Diary
    Information (K)
  20. Kobe University Library Home Page
    Introduction, guidance for foreign students in English, information about branch libraries In English, library map, news and announcements, the south Hyogo earthquake materials collection. (K)
  21. Earthquake
    Earthquake information from Japan (K)
  22. Aoitori Home Page
    Search group for missing children (at Kobe Earthquake), making toys, let's play, mini stories, animation, text in Japanese (K)
  23. GSI (Geographical Survey Institute) Home Page
    What's new, outline, committee for earthquake prediction, maps and geographic info, text in Japanese and English. (K)

    Macedonia

  24. Institute For Seismology and Earthquake Engineering
    St. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia.

    New Zealand

  25. Institute of Geophysics--of Victoria University of Wellington.
    * Latest New Zealand earthquakes and earthquakes around the world. (K)
  26. New Zealand Earthquake Commission
    * Providing natural disaster insurance to residential property owners. Making Your Home Safer

    Norway

  27. NORSAR
    A research institute affiliated with the Research Council of Norway. The institute conducts research, development and consulting within various fields of applied geophysics and seismology.
  28. Nordic Volcanological Institute
    This site offers information and links related to volcanoes, earthquakes and other areas of geological study. (K)

    Slovenia

  29. Geophysical Survey of Slovenia
    (former Seismological Survey) exists in the frame of the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning.    The main activity is monitoring and research of seismic activity in Slovenia. (K)

    Switzerland

  30. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Institute of Structural Engineering.
  31. Swiss Seismological Service
    Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zurich.    Information about earthquake signals, recent, local earthquakes, and seismic verification. (K)

    Turkey

  32. Earthquake Engineering
    Bogazici University, Turkey

    UK

  33. Global Seismology and Geomagnetism Group Earthquake Page
    This site contains recent earthquake events, information, frequently asked questions, hazards, environment information, and much more! (K)
  34. British Geological Survey's (BGS) Global Seismology Research Group (GSRG)
    Covers a broad spectrum of research and information services concerned with earthquakes and man-made seismic disturbance. (K)
  35. University of Bristol Earthquake Engineering Research Centre
    Earthquake engineering is concerned with the design and construction of all kinds of civil and building engineering systems to withstand earthquake shaking. (K)

    USA

  36. New Mexico Bureau of Mines Earthquake Education
    Information, links, and resources about earthquakes.
  37. National Geophysical Data Center
    Acquires, processes, and analyzes technical data on earthquake hazards, and disseminates the data in many useable formats. (K)
  38. Reno Area Seismicity
    Reno-Carson City-Lake Tahoe region of the eastern Sierra Nevada. Circles are the locations of earthquakes from 1980-1994.    The earthquake locations were determined and provided by Diane dePolo of th (K)
  39. Earthshakes
    Survival supplies and equipment to support the aftermath of major earthquakes, natural disasters, and earth changes.
  40. The Council of the National Seismic System (CNSS)
    This is an organization of institutions involved in seismic monitoring in the United States. (K)
  41. Earthquake Information from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
    The focus is on earthquakes in the western United States, especially those recorded by USBR seismic networks for its dams safety program, but you will also (K)
  42. Great 1906 Earthquake And Fire
    The - newspaper reports, personal narratives facts, and photos of this deadly California earthquake from the Museum of the City of San Francisco.
  43. Yellowstone Seismicity Maps
    Seismological activity within the national park. (K)
  44. The SCEC (Southern California Earthquake Center) Data Center
    The primary archive and distribution center of seismological data recorded by the Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN),
  45. Southern California Earthquake Center
    Scientists offer information about earthquake hazards.(K)
  46. Southern California Earthquake Center
    Educational information about earthquake hazards.(K)
  47. ABAG Earthquake Maps and Information
    Earthquake studies, a quiz, mitigation techniques, and ground shaking maps. (K)
  48. Usenet - fj.misc.earthquake.people
  49. alt.disasters.earthquake
  50. Universal Studios Florida
    information on the number one movie and studio theme park in the world! Rides, including Back to the Future, ET, Earthquake, Kongfrontation, Jaws - plus Shows, Tours, and more!    Check "Live the Movies" (K)
  51. St. Louis Science Center
    Interactive science museum in St. Louis, Missouri Explore an online gallery of Ecology and Environment Past, along with exhibits on Missouri tornadoes and earthquakes, the Mystery of the Dinosaur Extinction. (K)
  52. Explore Zone
    This site contains information about the earth, space, weather, earthquakes, volcanoes, global warming and much more. (K)
  53. Global Seismology Laboratory at MIT
    Studies earthquake source processes and the large-scale structure and dynamics of the Earth on a global scale. (K)
  54. Redwood City Public Seismic Network Home Page
    Earthquake and weather information. (K)
  55. Savage Earth Online
    This television program from Public Broadcasting Service turns its gaze away from the heavens to explore the explosive tics and fiery spasms of our not so terra firma. (K)
  56. Fact Sheet: Earthquakes
    Emergency procedures to follow in the event of an earthquake. (K)
  57. Earthquake and Natural Hazards Site
    A consulting firm specializing in earthquake and structural engineering; offers news and information on various hazards, publications, and other related services (K)
  58. Earthquake Bulletin
    Interesting information about Earthquake and seismic activity. Updated daily. Maps and stuff.    Very interesting site. (K)
  59. Institute of Geophysics, Seismology and Vulcanology Department
    Devoted to studying the mechanics, generation and effects of earthquakes, crustal deformation and other earthquake-related processes, and the tect (K)
  60. Seismic Pro
    Earthquake plotting software (K)
  61. Earth Image Gallery
    Did you know that all the Earth's continents used to be one big continent called Pangaea? (K)
  62. Last Earthquakes
    Data and locations of earthquakes around the world (K)
  63. Kaiser Elementary School in Costa Mesa
    Have gone beyond the three--home page (K)
  64. Science Center
    Learn about the sun, insects, animals, earthquakes and much more. (K)
  65. Western States Seismic Policy Council
    A broad regional forum for earthquake hazard mitigation technology transfer. (K)
  66. Santa Barbara Earthquake History
    Photos and descriptions. (K)
  67. Rocks and Minerals
    Types of rocks; identification tips; famous minerals; crystals; ancient myths. (K)

    USGS - U.S. Geological Survey

  68. Earthquakes and Volcanoes
    This site helps you to understand the mechanisms of natural events such as earthquakes,volcanic eruptions, landslides, and floods. (K)
  69. Geohazards
    This site offers interactive worldwide maps regarding geohazard sites. (K)
  70. National Earthquake Information Center
    Aim to mitigate the risks of earthquakes to mankind; they are made possible by the fine international cooperation that has long characterized the science of seismology. (K)
  71. National Earthquake Information Center - U.S. Geological Survey
    Includes information on current earthquakes and seismological activity worldwide, a searchable database of earthquakes, preparedness information, and more.
  72. Earthquake List
    This site offers national earthquake information. (K)
  73. Geologic Division of the U.S. Geological Survey
    Minerals program, Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project, Mine Drainage Interest Group; links to geology-related web sites. (K)
  74. Kilauea Volcano Hazards
    the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory offers information and links related to volcanoes,earthquakes and other areas of geological study. (K)
  75. USGS National Earthquake Information Center
    General information on global seismicity including current earthquake information.
  76. USGS Earthquake Resources
  77. The Pasadena Field Office of the US Geological Survey
    Responsible for maintaining the Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN), processing and archiving earthquake information, and conducting scientific research.
  78. Networks of the World
    The International Association of Seismology and Physics offers seismic monitoring in the United States. (K)
  79. Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory
    Earthquake projects and history of the program.
  80. United States Geological Survey
    This site contains resources and links related to United States geography and environment. (K)
  81. United States Geological Survey
    Geologic information; carries out geologic and mineral resource surveys and mapping for the Department of the Interior; earthquake data. (K)

    USA - Universities and Educational Institutions

  82. Arizona Princeton Earth Physics Project (AZPEPP)
    A program to put state of the art seismometers into Arizona's high schools and use the recordings of earthquakes as an aid for teaching Earth science and physics. (K)
  83. The Southern Arizona Seismic Observatory
    SASO scientists conduct research on different aspects of seismology, fault mechanics, active tectonics, and geodynamcis. (K)
  84. Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering
    SUNY Buffalo
  85. National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER)
    The center's mission is to emphasize the nationwide threat of earthquakes and to advance the practices of engineering, planning and preparedness. (K)
  86. MIP Projects
    Information about projects within museums and archives at the University of California, Berkeley (K)
  87. UC Berkeley Seismographic Station
    Seismographic station activities and earthquake information. (K)
  88. Make Your Own Seismogram
    Using the form provided by UC Berkeley and earthquake information, you can form your own seismogram. (K)
  89. UC Berkeley - Earthquake Engineering Research Center
    Dedicated to research, education and dissemination of technical information in earthquake engineering. Berkeley, University of California
  90. Big Trouble In Earthquake Country
    Use on-line earthquake hazard maps and other relevant geological information to assess hazards to life and property associated with hypothetical earthquakes of various magnitudes.   Berkeley
  91. Earthquake Engineering Research Center
    Dedicated to research, education and dissemination of technical information in earthquake engineering.   University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering.
  92. Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center
    The premier earthquake engineering research universities in the Western U.S. developing technologies and implementation strategies to reduce the life-safety and economic risks of major earthquakes. Berkeley
  93. University California Berkeley Library
    Search this page and others to find out all you need on Earth Science. (K)
  94. Southern California Earthquake Center
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), College of Letters & Science, Earth and Space Sciences
  95. The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
    In Palisades, N.Y., is a research division of Columbia University dedicated to understanding how planet Earth works. (K)
  96. Earthquake Information
    From Geology Dept. at Humboldt State University.    Includes maps, recent earthquakes, frequency graphs, and a preparedness guide. (K)
  97. Mid-America Earthquake (MAE) Center
    A multi-disciplinary center of expertise that is directed at reducing losses in future earthquakes that may strike the central and eastern United States.   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  98. Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI)
    Dedicated to the study of seismicity, especially the New Madrid Seismic Zone. University of Memphis, Geological Sciences.
  99. MichSeis
    Newsletters about earthqaukes, seismograms and graphics. (K)
  100. Windows to the Universe
    our purpose is to develop a fun and different Web site about the Earth and Space sciences. University of Michigan (K)
  101. Earthquake Information
    From the University of Nevada, Reno.    Provides maps, images, earthquakes in California and Nevada.(K)
  102. Structural Dynamics and Control/Earthquake Engineering Laboratory
    Interdisciplinary research on structural control for mitigation of dynamic hazards such as strong earthquakes and winds.   University of Notre Dame, College of Engineering. Indiana, USA.
  103. Northeast Indiana Earth Observatory
    Up-to-date information concerning area streams, weather, climate, and earthquakes. Indiana (K)
  104. Earthquake Center
    Saint Louis University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Missouri, USA. Central U. S. earthquake history, maps and tabulation of recent earthquakes. (K)
  105. John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center
    Stanford University, School of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  106. Earthquake Studies
    University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics
  107. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute - UT Austin Student Chapter
    Interdisciplinary student organization concerned with the effects of earthquakes and earthquake hazard reduction.   University of Texas at Austin
  108. University of Utah Seismograph Stations
    Our unique job is to gain a better scientific understanding of earthquakes in this region through seismological research. (K)
  109. Structural Control & Earthquake Engineering Laboratory
    Washington University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Civil Engineering.
  110. Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network
    Provides information on Pacific Northwest earthquake activity and hazards.    Operated jointly by the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, and Oregon State University.
  111. The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Data Management Center (DMC)
    Receives earthquake and seismic data from a variety of Data Collection Centers and is responsible for the long term archive and d Washington (K)
  112. The Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup
    A private-public coalition working to reduce the risk of Cascadia region earthquake hazards by linking regional mitigation resources and encouraging regional mitigation programs. (K)
  113. Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network Recent Events Catalog
    Catalog for earthquakes of magnitude larger than 2 in Washington and Oregon.
  114. Council of the National Seismic System and the Canadian National Seismograph Network
    Each provide recent earthquake hypocenter information for their region in a timely manner.    Washington and Canada (K)


TSUNAMI

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tsunami
  1. Tsunami Photograph of the Month
    See this and previous month's photos from the Pacific Tsunami Museum. (K)
  2. Tsunami Pictures
    See photos of tsunamis and the damage they cause. (K)
  3. Pictures of 1992-1996 Tsunamis
    Interactive map that lets you see photos from different tsunamis around the world. (K)
  4. Natural Hazards - Landslides, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes
    Amazing photographs of these natural disasters from the National Geophysical Data Center. (K)
  5. Pacific Tsunami Museum
    Public education, exhibits, oral histories, and the science of tsunamis in Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
  6. NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Tsunami Program
    Seeks to mitigate tsunami hazards to Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. (K)
  7. Tsunami - The Big Wave
    Learn about these destructive ocean waves which are often mistakenly called tidal waves. (K)
  8. Savage Seas: The Crow's Nest
    Explore the power of waves including tsunamis, freak waves, winds of trade, and more!    Check out the wave machine and video clips from this PBS TV show too. (K)
  9. Savage Earth
    This PBS series talks in-depth about the structure of the earth's crust and how and why it causes earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. (K)
  10. Savage Earth: Waves of Destruction
    This companion to the PBS series discusses how tsunamis are formed, what makes them dangerous, and has pictures and animations of how they work. (K)
  11. Explorezone.com
    From earthquakes to comets, tsunamis to sunspots, this starting point for science exploration has news, animated references, and kids' book reviews. (K)
  12. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program
    Designed to reduce the impact of tsunamis through hazard assessment, warning guidance, and mitigation.
  13. Tsunami!
    Information about the mechanisms of tsunami generation and propagation, the impact of tsunamis on humankind, and the Tsunami Warning System.    Interactive, on-line. (K)
  14. General Tsunami Information
    The physics of tsunamis, warning systems, recent events, and research. (K)
  15. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Tsunami Warning Center
    Responsible for providing warning of any tsunami impacting Russia national interests.
  16. British Columbia Tsunami Warning Plan
    Outlines the procedures to be used in British Columbia to evaluate and disseminate information provided through the Tsunami Warning System.
  17. July 17, 1998 Papua New Guinea Tsunami
    Geological studies, animation, and information from the USGS.
  18. Tsunami: The Big Wave
    Information from the NASA Observatorium.
  19. Tsunami Program
    Seeks to mitigate tsunami hazards to Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
  20. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program
    Designed to reduce the impact of tsunamis through hazard assessment, warning guidance, and mitigation.
  21. International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC)
    Monitors the activities of the Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific.
  22. National Geophysical Data Center Tsunami Database
    Searchable database of information on tsunami events from 49 B.C. to the present in the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, and the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans.
  23. Science of Tsunami Hazards
    International journal of the Tsunami Society.
  24. Tsunami from Asteroid/Comet Impacts
    An asteroid striking the ocean could generate tsunami (tidal waves); what is the risk to coastal locations?
  25. Tsunami Society
    Promotes the awareness and mitigation of tsunami hazards by sponsorship of workshops, meetings, and symposia, and by the dissemination of knowledge.
  26. University of Southern California Tsunami Team
    Conducts research to learn how to mitigate the tsunami hazard in Southern California.
  27. Scientific American: Tsunami!
    Its awesome fury cannot be diminished, but lessons learned from a rash of disasters, and a new way to track these killer waves, will help save lives. (K)
  28. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory tsunami Research
  29. West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
    Includes recent event and visiting information.
  30. July 17, 1998 Papua New Guinea Tsunami
    Geological studies, animation, and information from the USGS.
  31. Tsunami Society
    Promotes the awareness and mitigation of tsunami hazards by sponsorship of workshops, meetings, and symposia, and by the dissemination of knowledge.
  32. Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (DART)
    See near real-time sea level data received from buoys deployed in the network of tsunami early warning buoys.
  33. Next Wave, The
    Article from the California Academy of Sciences includes the causes of tsunamis, the Papua New Guinea tsunami, and the Pacific Northwest tsunami danger.
  34. Fact Sheet: Tsunamis
    What to do before, during, and after, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
  35. Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR)
    http://ilikai.soest.hawaii.edu/JIMAR/jimar_research_themes.html Research on tsunamis and other long period ocean waves, climate, equatorial oceanography, fisheries oceanography, and tropical meteorology.
  36. Tsunamis & Earthquakes
    General information on how local tsunamis are generated by earthquakes as well as animations, virtual reality models of tsunamis, and summaries of past research studies, from the USGS.
    http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/tsunami/
Tsunami - Hawaii 1946

A tsunami generated in the Aleutian Islands struck Hawaii in 1946.


VOLCANOES

Lava Fountains

Lava fountains in the east rift area of Hawaii's Mt. Kilauea, in a 1983 night view.

Earthquakes    Tsunamis    Volcanoes    Hurricanes    Tornadoes    Top

  1. Earthquakes and Volcanoes
    This site helps you to understand the mechanisms of natural events such as earthquakes,volcanic eruptions, landslides, and floods. (K)
  2. Geology
    This site contains a vast resource of geology information including activites for kids and teens pertaining to earthquakes, volcanoes, and the Earth's evolution. (K)
  3. Akuton Volvanoes
    Information and maps on all types of volcanoes. (K)
  4. Disasters of Nature
    ThinkQuest project presenting information on volcanoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, avalanches, and forest fires.
  5. Nordic Volcanological Institute
    This site offers information and links related to volcanoes, earthquakes and other areas of geological study. (K)
  6. Savage Earth
    Web site of the PBS series dealing with earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and other disasters.
  7. Explore Zone
    This site contains information about the earth, space, weather, earthquakes, volcanoes, global warming and much more. (K)
  8. United States Geological Survey
    Hawaiian Volcano Observatory; links related to volcanoes, earthquakes and other areas of geological study. (K)
  9. Kilauea Volcano Hazards
    the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory offers information and links related to volcanoes,earthquakes and other areas of geological study. (K)
  10. Long Valley Caldera
    Monitors volcano to provide residents and civil authorities in the area reliable information on the nature of the potential hazards posed by this unrest and timely warning of an impending volcanic eruption. (K)
Son of Krakatoa

A new volcano is growing where Indonesia's Krakatoa blew itself to bits in 1883,
generating tsunamis that killed more than 36,000.



HURRICANES

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Hurricane Mitch
  1. Hurricane: Storm Science
    Understand hurricanes from the inside out.   Read survivors' stories, make a weather station, and contribute your own natural disaster stories to the Healing Quilt.
  2. Hurricanes: The Greatest Storms On Earth
    Includes background information, a list of retired hurricane names, satellite imagery, tracking models, and more.   From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  3. Explore the Science of Hurricanes
    From explorezone.com.
  4. World Book Encyclopedia: Hurricanes!
    Topics include how they behave, how they cause damage, and how to protect buildings from them.
  5. Hurricanes
    Introduction to hurricanes and their associated features, where they develop, and under what conditions.
  6. All About Hurricanes
    Includes sections on preparation and evacuation versus "riding the storm out," with an emphasis on New Orleans.
  7. Hurricanes: The Greatest Storms on Earth
    Includes basic information, areas at risk, surveillance and forecasting, and preparedness guidelines.
  8. Power of Hurricanes
    View QuickTime movies illustrating the eye of the storm and threats to homes, and take an interactive quiz.
  9. FAQ: Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Tropical Cyclones
  10. Cosmic Baseball Association: 1993 Tropicland Hurricanes Archive
    Overview of Atlantic tropical storms which have menaced the northeast and southeast areas of the United States.
  11. Weather Channel: Historical Hurricanes
  12. Hurricanes!
    Book by William R. Eubank, details the excitement, the danger and the history of this most dreaded storm.
  13. Hurricanes and Other Weather Stuff
  14. Hurricanes, Typhoons & Tropical Cyclones Worldwide
    Strike probabilities, storm track maps, storm data archives, and more.
  15. Canadian Hurricane Centre
    Environment Canada provides up-to-date information on hurricanes and tropical storms affecting Canadian territory.
  16. Tropical Storm Prediction/Nation Hurricane Center
    Miami, USA
  17. Hurricane Season Information
    List of approved products, preparedness tips, and links from the Miami-Dade Building Code Compliance Office.
  18. National Weather Service Forecast Office Miami
  19. Hurricane Kit Checklist and Storm Safety Tips
    South Florida, USA
  20. North Carolina's Hurricane History
    By Jay Barnes, record of more than fifty hurricanes known to have struck the Tar Heel state from the days of the first European explorers through Hurricane Emily in the summer of 1993.
  21. Orlando Sentinel: Eye of the Storm
    News, forecasts, and tracking maps for hurricanes that may threaten the Central Florida area, plus information on preparing for a hurricane.
  22. Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML)
    Hurricanes and tropical meteorology, climate, ocean/atmosphere chemical exchanges, and the coastal ocean.
  23. Ask A Hurricane Hunter
    They fly airplanes right into the eye of hurricanes.
  24. Geostationary Satellite Server
    Real-time satellite images, weather tracking, hurricanes, tropical storms.
  25. Hurricane Fact Sheet
    Hurricanes can be dangerous killers. Learning the hurricane warning messages and planning ahead can reduce the chances of injury or major property damage.    From the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
  26. Hurricane Hunter's Photo Album
    Photographs from within hurricanes and typhoons, taken by an ex-U.S. Air Force Hurricane Hunter.
  27. Center for Coastal Geology
    Offers research and information. Topics include corals, hurricanes, El-Nino, coastal wetlands, remote sensing, and more.
  28. World Wave Atlas
    Software that provides worldwide ocean wave and wind statistics from satellite altimeters and other sources; tracks wave climate and power, extremes, and hurricanes.
  29. Machos, Greg
    Site on weather phenomena such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards.
  30. Santa Rosa County Emergency Management
    Emergency information for hurricanes, tropical storms, flooding, and other severe weather for Santa Rosa County, Florida.
  31. Severe Weather Safety Guide
    Covers tornadoes, flash floods, lightning, blizzards, and hurricanes.
  32. Severe Weather!
    Information about severe storms, hurricanes, and tornadoes.
  33. Climatic Extremes and Weather Events
    Features include a chronicle of 1993-1998 weather events, historical global extremes, and images and movies of hurricanes and special events.
  34. Disasters of Nature
    ThinkQuest project presenting information on volcanoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, avalanches, and forest fires.
  35. Food For The Poor
    Shipping donated goods and bulk items to the people affected by hurricanes Georges and Mitch.
  36. Survive-All
    Provides disaster preparedness kits and accessories for earthquakes, hurricanes, blizzards, floods, and more.
  37. #Weather Chat Channel
    Open 24 hours a day to discuss everthing from lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes and monsoons.
  38. Jansen & Co.
    Public insurance adjusters experienced in claims for fires, floods, hurricanes, and all disasters.
  39. AARP Flood Insurance Program
    US Government backed National Flood Insurance Plan (NFIP), offering protection against floods, hurricanes, and El Nino.
  40. Weathervine Storm Intercept Team
    Chase interception of hurricanes and severe storms.
  41. Extreme Weather Sourcebook
    Economic losses related to floods, tornadoes and hurricanes in the United States.
  42. Atlantic Tropical Weather Center
    Track hurricanes as they threaten our coasts.    Radar and advanced imagery available.
  43. Hurricanecity
    Lists cities most likely to be hit by hurricanes.    Feel close to the storm without feeling the affects.
  44. Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council
    Info. on hurricanes, housing, environment, transportation, statistics, mapping svc., ecotourism, and hazardous materials.
  45. Rollingshield Shutters
    Protect your home from hurricanes, rain, and wind.
  46. Orlando Sentinel: Eye of the Storm
    News, forecasts, and tracking maps for hurricanes that may threaten the Central Florida area, plus information on preparing for a hurricane.
  47. Emergency Information
    Up to date bulletins for students, staff, and faculty on current weather and radar, hurricanes, flooding, power outages, heavy freezes, medical emergencies, and crime.
  48. Cabobob's Los Cabos
    Tourist info, maps, hurricanes, links and photos.    Baja California, Mexico.
  49. Mexico's Weather Forecast
    Morning, afternoon, extended and hurricanes forecast bulletins for the country. More interesting meteorological links.    From the Federal Commission of Electricity.

TORNADOES

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Tornado
  1. Tornado Gallery
    Real pictures of tornadoes and the damage they caused. (K)
  2. Tornado Images
    From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (K)
  3. Tornadoes Photo Library
    Four galleries of tornado pictures from the National Severe Storms Laboratory. (K)
  4. Tornadoes
    Facts and photos of these dangerous twisters. (K)
  5. St. Louis Science Center
    Interactive science museum in St. Louis, Missouri Explore an online gallery of Ecology and Environment Past, along with exhibits on Missouri tornadoes and earthquakes, the Mystery of the Dinosaur Extinction. (K)
  6. Machos, Greg
    Site on weather phenomena such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards.
  7. Severe Weather Safety Guide
    Covers tornadoes, flash floods, lightning, blizzards, and hurricanes.
  8. Severe Weather!
    Information about severe storms, hurricanes, and tornadoes.
  9. #Weather Chat Channel
    Open 24 hours a day to discuss everthing from lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes and monsoons.
  10. Extreme Weather Sourcebook
    Economic losses related to floods, tornadoes and hurricanes in the United States.

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Compiled by Noel Fuller, Updated 10 February,2000
Note: I have not had time to check all of these URLs, expecting University and Government Institutions to be safe.    Those marked (K) are said to be safe for children.    They are also among the easiest for children to use.    Others are also OK but some will be best suited to advanced students.    Their descriptions alone say a lot about the dimensions of these subjects.    I've removed sites with links to those whose main interest is guns.    If any remain that I've missed please advise.