February 6, 2007 4:28pm CST
you makes several fear,earthquake , a hurricane???? I'm earthquake.
6 Feb 07
I wouldnt like to be in either! We think of earthquakes as disasters, and rightly so when they occur in populated areas; but they are also a part of nature -- a result of the movement of the earth's crust. The largest recorded earthquake in the United States was a magnitude 9.2 that struck Prince William Sound, Alaska on Good Friday, March 28, 1964. The largest recorded earthquake in the world was a magnitude 9.5 (Mw) in Chile on May 22, 1960. Hurricanes are tropical storms. The warm humid air of the tropics rises. As the air rises, it cools, and the moisture condenses to cloud and rain drops. Heat energy is released in the condensation process. Tropical storms usually occur in late summer and fall when the oceans in the northern hemisphere are at their warmest. When a hurricane makes landfall it loses the tropical moisture, which is the fuel that feeds the storm. Hurricanes weaken rapidly over land, due to the quick loss of water.