The destructiveness of Mother Nature

United States
April 9, 2007 4:43pm CST
"The seismic jolt that unleashed the deadly Solomons tsunami this week lifted an entire island metres out of the sea, destroying some of the world's most pristine coral reefs." The above is a quote that tells of the destructiveness of Mother Nature. The quote is from the article at the url below: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070407/sc_afp/solomonsquakeisland Without regard to beauty, life, or the desires of mankind things happen on this planet we wish would not. What are some of the things that happen as a result of Mother Nature on this planet that we wish would not? Is there anything we can do about it?
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@The_Eagle_1 (1122)
• Australia
12 Apr 07
There are things we can do for some things but for others there is just no counter action for! Floods are to a greater part avoidable, but with the lack of planning and the concern for the $ cost with only extra water as the reward... no interest is shown. Lightening strikes are at the other end of the scale with very precious little, other than lightening rods, that can be done to redirect or direct the stike! Earthquakes, Volcanoes, hurricans, tornadoes the list goes on! Next to mother natures fury, even the atom bomb is eclipsed!
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• United States
12 Apr 07
Some years ago here in the USA we had a volcano called Mt. St. Helens explode. It blew the top of a mountain off and vaporized it. Some scientists a few miles away were even killed by the blast. I read that for mankind to have done this we would have had to plant numerous of our H-bombs (our most powerful) in the top of the mountain and set them off all at once. In other words, man has never even built a bomb as powerful as one volcano. How many volcanos are there in the world? There is more power residing in Mother Nature than we can even imagine or contemplate. It is humbling. G'day, mate.
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• Australia
15 Apr 07
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25 Apr 07
The Mt St Helens eruption is nothing compared to the explosion that destroyed Krakatoa or the Thera explosion just north of Crete which happened about 1400 BC. The present day island of Thera is just a fragment of the volcanic island that was there prior to the explosion and it's possible to see the outline of the crater, the caldera, that was produced. Even those are nothing when compared to the "super volcanoes" The eruption of one of these on Java buried most of the island under lava and ash. Yellowstone is another of these volcanoes.
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@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
11 Apr 07
When I lived down in Texas, it was tornados. I lived about 20 miles from a small town called Jarrell, which was all but ERASED from the map by and F5. I was there, a few days after it struck. There was a sight I shall never forget. There was this street, that had once been part of a neighborhood. All that remained were driveways and the concrete foundation slabs with stumps of water and gas pipes coming from them. No debris, no cars, no trees.... basically just "scorched earth." The top layer of tarmac had even been ripped from the street. Tornados were just "a fact" around there-- not much that could be done, besides take shelter.
• United States
11 Apr 07
A town near here got hit by a tornado just a few years back but it was nothing compared to what you are describing. There were a few houses knocked down and cars received hail damage, but thankfully no one was killed or even hurt. As to doing anything about tornados, there not much to be done, though most of the towns around here now have tornado warning sirens and the local tv is really good with its radar tracking. As to taking shelter, I sort of live in my shelter. My house is an earth sheltered home.
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