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Unpredictable forces of nature like tornadoes and hurricanes can have a devastating impact on humans and our environment. Learn how natural disasters work and how science aims to better predict them.

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Earthquake Pictures

 Earthquake Pictures

These earthquake pictures show building damage, road buckling and fault lines exposed from earthquakes. Click through our gallery of earthquake pictures. See more »

Will earthquakes ever be predictable?

 Will earthquakes ever be predictable?

Are earthquakes predictable, or will we always be surprised when they occur? Learn about predicting earthquakes in this article. See more »

Top 5 Ways that Wildfires Start

 Top 5 Ways that Wildfires Start

The top 5 ways wildfires start are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about the top 5 ways wildfires start. See more »

Volcanoes: Spewing Lava All Over the Countryside

 Volcanoes: Spewing Lava All Over the Countryside

This volcano image gallery shows the beauty and the danger of one of Earth's most studied features. Check out these volcano pictures. See more »

Can you really fight fire with fire?

 Can you really fight fire with fire?

How to fight fire with fire is explained in this article. Learn about fighting fire with fire. See more »

How to Survive an Earthquake

 How to Survive an Earthquake

How to survive an earthquake is outlined in this article from HowStuffWorks. Find out how to survive an earthquake. See more »

How Sinkholes Work

 How Sinkholes Work

Sinkholes are much more than holes in the ground. Learn how sinkholes can cause the Earth to swallow up you, your home and your car. See more »

How is volcanic ash made?

 How is volcanic ash made?

Volcanic ash is what's left after a volcano literally blows its top. Learn how volcanic ash can devastate everything under its gray blanket. See more »

What would happen if Mount Vesuvius erupted today?

 What would happen if Mount Vesuvius erupted today?

Scientists predict that the next eruption of Mount Vesuvius will be violent. Find out what damage could be done if Mount Vesuvius erupts. See more »

What is it like in the eye of a tornado?

 What is it like in the eye of a tornado?

The eye of a tornado isn't something that most of us see. Usually, if you see a tornado you go and hide. But let's look into the eye of a tornado. See more »