Landslide is a very common natural disaster and usually heard from the news and from our science-related subjects in school. But, have we really thought about it seriously? “A landslide is the movement of rock, debris or earth down a slope. They result from the failure of the materials which make up the hill slope… Continue reading Facts about Landslides
It can be inferred that both Tsunami and a Storm surge have similarities and differences. These similarities occur in the area of shallow water behavior and coastal inundation characteristics. But apart from their similarities, still some of us cannot distinguish the difference between Storm surge and a Tsunami, but these two are contrary to the… Continue reading What is it: A Tsunami or a Storm Surge?
Fire in its most common form can result in conflagration, which has the potential to cause physical damage through burning. Fire is an important process that affects ecological systems around the globe. The positive effects of fire include stimulating growth and maintaining various ecological systems. The negative effects of fire include hazard to life and property,… Continue reading Trash the Ash: Fire Prevention Tips
Disasters may happen again and again we need to act precisely to prevent them. Knowledge and understanding about the root causes of disasters is important because it can help us . One example of disasters is flood. We know the word flood but we do not know what are the root causes of it and… Continue reading Understanding Warnings During Flood and Flash flood
The Philippines is a country within the reaches of the Pacific ring of fire. The Ring of Fire is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. Countries within the pacific ring of fire are prone to calamities. The Philippines has been a… Continue reading The top 5 most devastating storm surge to hit the Philippines
Storm surges and tsunamis are natural calamities that both occur in the bodies of water that result in flooding that can lead to the loss of lives and causing extensive damages. These two is both classified as long gravity waves including the ocean tides. Long gravity waves are the only waves that can climb lands.… Continue reading Differentiating Storm Surge from Tsunami
Drought is simply a natural disaster caused by climate change in which we experience a little rain or worse, none of it. In other words, this is a long period of dry season. ©Rappler According to the MDRRMO Chairman of Ajuy, Iloilo, Archie Rojas, drought is one of the major disasters caused by our drastic… Continue reading Coping Strategies for Drought