As they do today, threats of destruction loomed in ancient Pompeii.
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While they weren’t living through a pandemic, citizens of ancient Pompeii weren’t strangers to societal stress.
The Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland.
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Research into the bodies of victims of the Vesuvius eruption show how pyroclastic flows affect the human body.
Parisians watch as their beloved Notre Dame burns.
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Words are as important as pictures for helping us come to terms with such a huge cultural loss.
Lava flow moves in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii, May 6, 2018.
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Fountains of lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano are dramatic, but the most deadly impacts of volcanic eruptions are toxic gases and ash and mud flows.
Mount Etna: boiling over … again.
The clock is ticking.
If Campi Flegrei ever goes off, you won’t want to be in Naples - or Europe!
Ever heard of Campi Flegrei? It is a supervolcano in southern Italy. Literally translating as “fields of fire,” only the Yellowstone caldera in the United States has more potential to devastate. The Naples…