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Natural Disasters

  • Tropical Storm Agatha in Guatemala

    FINCA TATIN, jungle, Guatemala- There was no sign of a tropical storm, no indication of mudslides, nothing to make me think that rivers had overflowed or that people had died, no way that I could tell that the county which I woke up in was besieged by natural disaster the night before. I am in [...]

  • Dominican Republic Potential for Earthquake Caribbean Plate Tectonics

    “If I had had to make a bet, I would have bet that the first earthquake would have taken place in the northern Dominican Republic, not Haiti,” a geophysicist at Purdue University told the New York Times last Tuesday. The article was entitled, “A Deadly Quake in a Seismic Hot Zone.” I looked at the [...]