Earthquakes Lead to More Deaths than Other Natural Disasters
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November 5, 2011 A study found that earthquake damage puts up to 8 percent of an urban setting's population is at risk of fatal injuries. Earthquakes can be devastating, crumbling roads, bridges, and buildings put many people at risk for injury, according to a group of ...
When Natural Disasters Strike, Diesel Power Goes to Work
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August 24, 2011 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Within seconds after Tuesday's massive earthquake led to the shutdown of the North Anna nuclear power plant, three backup diesel generators went to work and provided power to the electrical and reactor cooling ...
Signs of the Times: Natural Disasters Prevalent in 2011
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August 24, 2011 And along the Mississippi, a catastrophic quake at the giant new Madrid fault would cause utter devastation to America's heartland, changing the course of the mighty Mississippi, and causing the ground to roll like the ocean, as it did in 1811 and 1812 ...
Natural Disasters Take Toll on Insurers
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May 24, 2011 USAA is handling all the claims from the storm's wake. April and May alone have produced a thousand tornadoes. In a typical month during any given year, you'll see 150, 200, maybe 300 tornadoes. This creates a busy schedule for those in the insurance ...
Estonia, Qatar Among Nations Most Safe From Natural Disasters
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March 25, 2011 Your winners, based on data from a Belgium center that analyzes such things: Estonia, Qatar, Bahrain (note this is natural disaster, not political), the United Arab Emirates, and tiny Andorra. From 1900 to 2009, there's no record of a fatal earthquake, ...
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