Various Causes and Effects of Torandoes


What are Tornadoes? The weather is a strange thing. One day it can be cold and rainy; the next day, it’s perfectly warm and sunny for sandals and bikinis on the beach. Humans have managed to develop products that enable them to handle many kinds of weather. For example, when it rains, an umbrella comes … Read more

Causes, Effects and Types of Landslides


What is a Landslide? Landslides are among the many natural disasters causing massive destructions and loss of lives across the globe. According to a survey study by the International Landslide Centre at Durham University, UK, 2,620 fatal landslides occurred between 2004 and 2010. These landslides resulted in the death of over 32,322 people. The figure … Read more

Various Interesting Facts About the Indian Ocean


Various Interesting Facts About the Indian Ocean The Indian Ocean is the third largest oceanic divisions in the world next to the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. It is but larger than Antarctic Ocean (Southern Ocean) and Arctic ocean covering 20 percent (one-fifth) of the world waters. It is scattered with thousands of tropical … Read more

What are Geological Faults? Causes and Types of Geological Faults


What are Geological Faults? In geology, a fault is a discontinuity that is formed by fracture in the surface rocks of the Earth (up to 200 km deep) when tectonic forces exceed the resistance of the rocks. In other words, a fault is a crack in the Earth’s crust. The rupture zone has a generally well defined … Read more

Types and Causes of Mass Wasting/Mass Movement of Rocks


What is Mass Wasting/Mass Movement of Rocks? Mass wasting can be defined as a geomorphic process. A geomorphic process is a natural course of weathering, erosion and deposition that causes alteration of the surface materials and landforms of the earth. Mass wasting is also known as slope movement or mass movement. It can be described as … Read more

What is the Pacific Ring of Fire and What are Major Causes of it


What is Pacific Ring of Fire? The Pacific Ring of Fire is the terminology given to a u-shaped area that is almost forming a ring or a circle in the Pacific Ocean expanding all the way from South America and North America to Eastern Asia, New Zealand and Australia. The stretch is approximately 40,000 kilometers … Read more

Types and Principles of Plate Tectonics Boundaries


What is Plate Tectonics? Plate tectonics defines the movements and features of the Earth’s surface now and in the past. The theory of plate tectonics was advanced in the 1960s and 1970s to generate new information about the Earth’s ancient magnetism, the nature of the ocean floor, the flow of heat from the Earth’s interior, … Read more