Each new year is accompanied by several natural disasters such as earthquakes or hurricanes, and affect many different areas. Scientists have been investigating all of these natural disasters and have predicted some large storms and other facts for many centuries, landing in most cases.
In the TWENTY-first century, there are some predictions of these scientists where they appear great natural disasters that likely to occur in the not too distant future. Today we bring you some that, according to scientists, could happen at any time.
8 natural Disasters that could occur in the not too distant future
1 – Eruption of mount Fuji, Japan, 2015-2053
In Japan there are 110 volcanoes are considered active 47 of them. This means that have erupted in the last 10,000 years or spew gas. Currently occur 15 volcanic events each year.
In the list of the 47 active volcanoes is mount Fuji and is one of the most likely to erupt. If this were to occur, they would have to evacuate in time of emergency with 750,000 people of Tokyo and the city would be covered with ash.
2 – Flooding of the east coast, USA, 2050-2100
The pofesor John Boon of the Institute of Sciences Marine of Virginia stated that the changes in the level of the sea of the east coast, from Florida to Canada, began in 1987 and that the level is going to rise by 0.3 millimeters per year. This means that the rate of increase is 3 times or 4 times greater than in any other place.
3 – solar Storm, 2015-2025
It is the largest natural disaster that could affect the Earth in the near future. This is because the sun has a cycle of activity, by decreasing or increasing the activity. In 2012 there was a solar storm and hit the space station STEREO-A.
The earth was spared the blow by only a week away. This error lucky it will not happen again and have discovered that there is a 12% chance that a large solar storm hit earth in the next 10 years. This would have huge economic costs that it would recover between 4 and 10 years after.
4- “Big One”, California, 2015-2045
The US Geological Survey has found that the probability that an earthquake reach California during the next few decades is on the rise. Would have a magnitude 8. If there is, probably, arises from the rupture of the San andreas fault.
It is said that could devastate all of California, producing shock waves that would cross 11.600 km/h, causing severe damage on freeways and buildings.
5 – Fire, U.S., 2015-2050
Some scientists believe that by 2050, the fire season in the united States will be three weeks longer, with twice the amount of smoke and burning each year a larger portion. This is due to the climate change in general, which has raised the temperature of the Earth, creating conditions that help the fires.
6 – Earthquake similar, Japan, 2017
It has been predicted that in Japan it will happen, another earthquake of magnitude 9.0, very similar to the Tohoku 2011. Dr. Masaaki Kimura believes that the best way to predict where and when it will occur a large earthquake is based on the small earthquakes that are often overlooked.
7 – Earthquake-tsunami -, Oregon, 2015-2065
Experts predict that within the next 50 years will be an earthquake of magnitude 8.0-9.0 followed by a tsunami on the coast of Oregon.
The possible source of this catastrophe would be the Cascadia subduction zone, a crack of 1,287 kilometres in the earth’s crust 97 miles from Oregon, which is considered the subduction zone most silent in the world but that hides one of the largest seismic events of the century. If it were to happen, would kill more than 10,000 people.
8 – Tsunami, Caribbean
Different researchers have predicted that the volcano Cumbre Vieja (La Palma) in the archipelago of the Canary Islands erupcionará and create the biggest tsunami in history.
This is due to the slip of land on its left side. The tsunami would travel at 800 km/h with a height of 100 meters. Could get to Florida in 9 hours and it also would include the Caribbean and England.
When you know all these predictions, gives you fear and ask yourself what it is that we are doing with the planet so that nature is compelled to send these signals. Begins to be a little aware and to cooperate in every possible way with this beautiful planet.