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Typhoon Haiyan Before and After Satellite Images
November 18, 2013 | The Telegraph

The Telegraph has a collection of before and after slider images of sites in the Philippines that show damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

Haiyan Windspeed Map
November 12, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory

NASA’s Earth Observatory has a map showing a snapshot of wind direction and speed as Typhoon Haiyan approached the Philippines.

Typhoon Haiyan Images
November 10, 2013 | CNN

CNN has another gallery of images that show damage from Typhoon Haiyan at Tacloban, Philippines.

Typhoon Haiyan Kills at Least 10000
November 9, 2013 | Reuters

Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines as a Category 5 typhoon, with winds gusting up to 170 miles per hour, swamping coastal areas in storm surge and destroying thousands of buildings that were in its path.

Over 1000 Deaths Expected from Super Typhoon Haiyan
November 9, 2013 | CNN

The Philippine Red Cross reports that the death toll from Super Typhoon Haiyan could exceed 1200. CNN has photos of the storm’s impact.

M7.1 Earthquake in the Philippines
October 15, 2013 | CNN

On Tuesday, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the Philippines, killing dozens of people and destroying many buildings.

La Pintada Landslide in Mexico
September 26, 2013 | The Landslide Blog

Dave Petley, author of The Landslide Blog, has a collection of images and commentary on the La Pintada Landslide in Mexico.

Super Typhoon Usagi
September 23, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory

“This weekend, the most powerful tropical cyclone of 2013 passed between Taiwan and the Philippines, then slammed into the southeastern coast of China on September 22. Dozens of people died in China and the Philippines due to flooding, airborne debris, and collapsed buildings.” Quoted from the NASA Earth Observatory image release.

Spectacular Eruption Photos
March 20, 2013 | geology.com

A collection of some of the most interesting photos of volcanic eruptions that we have seen from USGS, NASA and NOAA.

Measuring the Size of Explosive Volcanic Eruptions
March 4, 2013 | Geology.com

You have probably heard of the Richter Scale for measuring earthquakes, the Saffir-Simpson Scale for hurricanes and the Fujita Scale for tornadoes. The Volcanic Explosivity Index is used to compare the size of explosive volcanic eruptions.

South China Sea Oil and Gas Report
February 11, 2013 | Energy Information Administration

Many of the world’s most important energy trade routes pass through the South China Sea. The sea is underlain by significant oil and natural gas deposits, some of which are undeveloped.

Many of the islands in the South China Sea have competing claims of ownership, primarily because ownership of the island brings with it a claim to resources beneath the surrounding seafloor.

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