Category Archives: Natural Calamities

Mild tremors felt in Delhi, Chennai and parts of eastern India(link)

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Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

All Hurricanes are dangerous, but some are more so than others. The way storm surge, wind and other factors combine determine the hurricanes destructive power. To make comparisons easier and to make the predicted hazards of approaching hurricanes clearer to … Continue reading

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India braves deadly cyclone Phailin with timely crisis response -CrisisMappers Join In

In line with the efforts to help Indian government in rescue & rehabilitation of cyclone victims, Internet giant Google has set up a Crisis Response team. It has launched a ‘Person Finder’ to help those displaced by the storm to … Continue reading

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‘Brown Ocean’ Can Fuel Inland Tropical Cyclones:Study

In the summer of 2007, Tropical Storm Erin stumped meteorologists. Most tropical cyclones dissipate after making landfall, weakened by everything from friction and wind shear to loss of the ocean as a source of heat energy. Not Erin. The storm … Continue reading

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