10. How can we find out about recent hazardous events?

STORMS

Go to
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/?report=hazards
and track back through recent months:

VOLCANOS

US monitored sites

Worldwide active volcanoes

EARTHQUAKES

Map of the last 7 days - click on any blob and you will get some details. On left had side you can get a similar map for 8-30 days - longer ago can also be found with a bit of searching.