earthquakes

  1. Anomaly

    Eruption of Mount St. Helens

    On May 18, 1980, 57 people were killed, hundreds of square miles of forests were destroyed, and $3 billion in damage was caused when the Mount St. Helens volcano erupted in Washington state.
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    The Fukushima Daiichi Disaster

    On March 11, 2011, the powerful Tōhoku earthquake hit Honshu, the main island of Japan. Immediately following the earthquake, the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant automatically shut down. However, this unusually strong earthquake triggered a subsequent tsunami which disabled...