Most of us think of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes as potentially deadly events, but these processes have been instrumental in shaping the Earth and life as we know it. Join Museum geologists as they discuss this fascinating field and discover more about one of the most powerful phenomena in nature - the tsunami.
What causes earthquakes, how big can they get, and which parts of the world are most likely to experience them?
Flood damage to houses and towns is often reported in the newspapers, but what are the long-term consequences of flooding for local wildlife and ecosystems?
Find out what causes forest fires and learn about the research of Museum scientists in regions affected by them.
Find out how hurricanes are formed, which areas of the world are most likely to experience them, and how often they occur.
Find out about the causes of tsunamis and the research that Museum scientists are doing in affected areas of the world.
Find out what causes volcanic eruptions, how scientists predict them, and what impact they have on nature.
Learn about the giant plates that make up the Earth's surface, how their movement continues to transform our planet, and why earthquakes and volcanoes are common at their boundaries.