Nature

Where is the biggest tree in the world?

The General Sherman is a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on earth.

How often does lightning strike earth?

Lightning strikes the Earth 100 times every second.

How many active thunderstorms are there on earth at any given time?

At any given time, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress over the earth’s atmosphere.

Which is the smallest ocean in the world in terms of area?

With an area of 12 million square kilometers (5 million square miles), the Arctic Ocean is the smallest ocean – more than five times smaller than the Indian and Atlantic oceans.

When were hurricanes named?

Forecasters begin using names in 1950. In that year and in 1951, names were from the international phonetic alphabet in use at the time – Able, Baker, Charlie, etc. Female, English-language names were used beginning in 1953. Alternating male and female names were first used to name Atlantic Basin hurricanes in 1979.

Why does Japan get so many earthquakes?

Why Japan has so Many Earthquakes. Japan is located along the Pacific “ring of fire”, on the edges of several continental and oceanic tectonic plates. This is an area of high seismic and volcanic activity from New Zealand, up through Japan, across to Alaska, and down the west coasts of North and South America.

Are the Atlantic and Pacific oceans the same level?

Sea level is about 20 cm higher on the Pacific side than the Atlantic due to the water being less dense on the Pacific side, on average, and due to the prevailing weather and ocean conditions. Such sea level differences are common across many short sections of land dividing ocean basins.