Global & Disaster Medicine

Archive for the ‘Volcano’ Category

5/7/1902: Martinique’s Mount Pele begins the deadliest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.

4/17/1815: Heavy eruptions of the Tambora volcano in Indonesia killed almost 100,000 people directly and indirectly.

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Mount Etna injures 10

Lava Flows from the Past

March 8, 1669: Mount Etna in Sicily begins rumbling and multiple eruptions over the next few weeks will kill more than 20,000 people and left thousands more homeless.

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Recent eruption on Mount Etna

Mount Etna roared to life this week on the island of Sicily, sending red-hot fountains of molten rock and ash high into the air and down the slopes of Europe’s largest and most active volcano.


Kilauea: Its terror and its beauty

The Popocatépetl volcano erupted with a billowing cloud of dark ash billowing into the morning sky Friday and ever since there have been 129 exaltations of ash, three explosions and one measurable earthquake.




11/13-14/1985, The Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, killing over 20,000 people as nearby towns are buried in mud, ice and lava.

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Indonesian authorities have evacuated some 1,100 tourists after Mount Barujari on Lombok island erupted on Tuesday


“….The 3,726 metre (12,224ft) high volcano sits within the Mount Rinjani caldera.  Rinjani is among 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia – an archipelago prone to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes as it sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”…..”

Eruption of Mount Rinjani, Indonesia

November 7, 2015




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