With hurricane Gustav threatening to wreak havoc in Louisiana (and beyond) as I type this, I thought it might be time to face off natural disasters:
Scale is based on the average worldwide traffic of tsunami in all years.
The calamitous Christmas 2004 tsunami swept all other disasters away... Nevertheless, hurricanes are much more often googled as they are far more common. As expected, they peak around this time of the year as they are a seasonal phenomenon, the most infamous example being hurricane Katrina which hit New Orleans almost exactly three years ago. A 2007-only graph shows a typical annual pattern:
Scale is based on the average worldwide traffic of tsunami in 2007.
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