The early April earthquake of magnitude 8.6 that shook Sumatra (Indonesia) was a grim reminder of the devastating earthquakes and tsunami that killed tens of thousands of people in 2004 and 2005. Now a new study shows that the residents of that region are at risk from yet another potentially deadly natural phenomenon -- major volcanic eruptions. This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster News. View original post. May 16, 2012.
A cosmic one-two punch of colossal volcanic eruptions and meteorite strikes likely caused the mass-extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous period that is famous for killing the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, according to two reports that reject the prevailing theory that the extinction was caused by a single large meteorite. This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster News. View original post. Nov 17, 2011 Supervolcanoes: Not a threat for 2012