As a side note on volcanoes, scientists think that the loudest noise ever heard by mankind was the explosion of Krakatau.
An explanation of the starvation depends both on the land affected directly by the volcano and also on the effect of the explosion on the Earth's atmosphere. Not only were much of the good farmlands destroyed, the dust cloud would have caused summers to be shorted and cooler, affecting crops all over the world. At least, so it is said in my geology class. ^^ Make of it what you will.
Why do they think that the Krakatau explosion was louder then others?
And ooh! Interesting. I wish that the bookw ould have said more about if it was a long term thing, or how long they considered the volcano and it's effects for in the number of dead.
I like volcanoes, they are so pretty.
I like watching like Discovery specials about Pompeii... but I would not want to live anywhere where an actual volcano could destroy my life, my family and my home... I don't even know if I'd go and visit like Mt. Vesuvious.. with my freaking luck, it'd be my happy go lucky Europeanvacation and boooom! No more Random.. or parts of Italy.. or whatever.. you know...
*needs to sleep*
I think lava stays hot awhile..
pshhh... the death count sould be the ones hit by MOLETEN LAVA!
Probly from the ash ruining the water and food
since ash can spread so far and so wide so much
Volcanos are cool but scary as hell. Even experienced vulcanologists get killed on a semi-regular basis trying to study the things.
But you don't have to visit one for it to mess up your life. Yellowstone is basically a gigantic caldera for a supervolcano. If that thing goes off in a big way it could cause worldwide devestation.
This is true. There's some scary stuff underground. *shudder*
I owuld imagine a lot of the live stock starved to death & rotted before humans could consume it as well....
People were stranded, maybe?
I was wondering about that too. My geography is sucky.
Volcanoes are cool. About a 20 minute drive from my house is Mt Diablo...a 4000 ft tall "dormant" volcano in the middle of the bay area without any hills surrounding it...awkward volcano. I use quotes because techinically a volcano is never dormant...just temporarily inactive. Temporary being maybe a few thousand years, which when you think about it isn't very long at all compared to the Earth's age.
Ooooh! Very intereresting! I hope they have people watching to see how hot stuff is getting underneath and such.
Whatever happened to Pompeii? I always thought that was the worst considering it destroyed a whole town. i dunno..just curious..lol
Vesuvius wasn't a particularly big eruption, it was the pyroclastic flows that buried it.
Huge clouds of burning hot ash collapse and race down the mountain side oblitertaing but presving everything.
We went round the excavation and it was amazing
Did you? I had never heard of this one.
Voclanoes are stunning.
I am a geography kiddy, loved studying it up until last year and volcanoes and their stories fascinate me
(yup, thats my dirty little secret)
hehe, You could post secret it. :)