The stongest earthquake that was recorded was the Chilean shock of May 22, 1960.
The deadliest earthquake ever was in the Shaanxi, Shanxi and Henan provinces of China on February 2, 1556. It killed 830,000 people.
The longest lava flow from a volcano was from the Laki volcano in 1783. The lava flowed for about 40 miles!
The 250-MPH avalanche triggered by the Mt. St. Helens eruption in Washington State on May 18, 1980 was estimated to measure 96 billion cubic feet.
The most deaths ever caused by a flood was more than 2,000 people. The flood occured in Johnstown, PA. in the year 1889.
Eucalyptus trees burn faster than normal trees because their leaves are oil-filled.
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