Impacts: Government offices closed, airports closed, universities and schools closed, interstate highways closed, metro service reduced or closed down, power outages.
EARTHQUAKES HAITI CHILE TURKEY INDONESIA CHINA TAIWAN
M7.0 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES HAITI A CATASTROPHE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE’S POOREST NATION 4:53 p.m.; JANUARY 12, 2010
THE DEADLIEST DISASTERS OF 2010 OCCURRED ON JANUARY 12TH M7.0 Haiti Earthquake that killed 230,000, largely because of the inadequacy of the building code, left over 1 million homeless and jobless survivors stuck in tent cities battling a hurricane (Tomas), cholera outbreak, and health-care problems for the rest of the year.
WILDFIRE- BURN AREAS ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO MUDFLOWS
M8.8 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES CENTRAL CHILE: 3:34 am on February 27, 2010 Subduction Zone M8.8 Quake 500 Times More Energy than the M7.0 Haiti Quake 800+ Deaths; 500+ Injured Numerous Aftershocks Tsunami Waves Travel Across Pacific Estimated Loss: $30 Billion
“GREAT GULF OF MEXICO OIL SPILL OF 2010” COASTS OF LOUISANA, ALABAMA, MISSISSIPPI, AND FLORIDA WERE IMPACTED BY A 5 MILLION BARREL OIL LEAK THAT CAUSED A HUGE ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER APRIL 22- AUGUST ???, 2010
A dark and spectacular volcanic cloud spread over Britain and toward continental Europe on Thursday, April 15, forcing airlines to cancel thousands of flights as it drifted at high altitude south and east from the continuing eruption in Iceland.
A week of airspace closures caused by the ash threat to planes created the worst breakdown in civil aviation in Europe since World War II, which caused more than 100,000 flights to be canceled and losses of over $2 billion to the airline industry.
2O10’S SEVERE WINDSTORMS (Continued) Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: Atlantic Basin Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: Pacific Basin Typhoons Cyclones
A diminished El Nino created more favorable conditions for an increase in Atlantic basin severe windstorms during 2010, as compared with 2009.
HURRICANES IN EASTERN PACIFIC AGATHA BLAS CELIA DARBY FRANK …
TROPICAL STORM AGATHA STRIKES GUATEMALA SHORTLY AFTER PACAVA ERUPTS FIRST STORM OF PACIFIC SEASON FOLLOWS VOLCANIC ERUPTION MAY 27-29, 2010