On Discovery Channel's series, "Assignment Discovery," the birth of the volcano in Paricutin, Mexico is explained. The new volcano took only a week to erupt and destroy two villages.
WHAT'S INSIDE: FORCES OF NATURE
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Weather Vane, or Wind Vane, a device that shows the direction of the wind. A common type is an arrow fixed to an upright rod that is able to rotate freely, so that the arrow always points into the wind.
Earthquakes and their resulting aftershocks can be devastatingly destructive. Earthquakes are caused when a fault in the Earth's crust slips, which releases energy waves in the ground. Find a list of 12 of the most destructive earthquakes in history.