It’s almost a century since the largest volcanic eruption in historic time. Tambora, in Indonesia, created so much pollution that it caused temporary global cooling – the so-called ‘year without a summer.’
Fifty years after the second largest earthquake, a look at past events indicates that magnitude isn’t the only thing that makes an earth tremor significant.
The history of the Middle East is punctuated by natural disaster. What evidence is there that major destruction, such as the Battle of Jericho and the Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, was associated with seismic activity?
The 1669 eruption of Sicily’s Mount Etna destroyed towns and villages, but was it devastating in terms of loss of life?
The anniversaries of two of Japan’s largest earthquakes fall in early March. What lies behind the country’s turbulent seismic history?