Japan Black with muck scoured from the harbor, the first tsunami wave pours over a seawall in Miyako, carrying vans and boats. Japan's defenses were no match for waves far higher than scientists had predicted
"The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea earthquake that occurred on Sunday, December 2004 with an epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia." There are unforgettable moments in our history that are caused and defined by natural events.
Mining town of Aberfan, Wales. In an incredible landslide composed of excavated rock/ slag/ other mining debris killed 144 people, including 116 children. It was one of the first tragedies in Britain that was nationally televised
Citizen photographers: Design Observer This image comes from a binder containing thirty-six occupational photographs taken in Portland, Oregon and Challam Bay, Washington by the commercial photographers Arthur M. Prentiss and W. Ellison, c.
The Marina district of San Francisco had problems getting water to fight the fires on several buildings after the Loma Prieta earthquake, Photo: Deanne Fitzmaurice, The Chronicle * I rode out this quake under a metal desk across the Bay