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Sumatra faces yet another risk: Major volcanic eruptions

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 NewsView original post. May 16, 2012.

Massive volcanoes, meteorite impacts delivered one-two death punch to dinosaurs

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
The geological record holds clues that throughout Earth's 4.5-billion-year lifetime massive supervolcanoes, far larger than Mount St. Helens or Mount Pinatubo, have erupted. However, despite the claims of those who fear 2012, there's no evidence that such a supereruption is imminent.

This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster News. View original post. November 15, 2011

Dr. Uddin's note: This new theory (colossal volcanic eruptions and meteorite strikes) is more believable because other research suggests that supervolcanoes erupted with catastrophic destruction even hundreds and thousands years ago and their ash clouds blocked sunlight for long periods causing drastic climate changes.