Has God got something ELSE in store for us? Italy may be the next site for a huge natural disaster. Europe's largest undersea volcano could explode, creating a tsunami that would engulf southern Italy at any time. An Italian vulcanologist says, "It could even happen tomorrow."
Yahoo News quotes Enzo Boschi as saying, "Our latest research shows that the volcano is not structurally solid, its walls are fragile, the magma chamber is of sizeable dimensions."
It happened to humans in the past: We know that dinosaurs became extinct due to an asteroid impact, but why did they rise to such power in the first place? It turns out this was caused 200 million years ago by volcanoes.
Dinosaurs dominated for 35 million years. New evidence shows that intense volcanic activity changed the climate, causing a mass extinction that wiped out their competitors. Geologists can tell when this happened by examining rocks that are the only remaining evidence of huge lava flows.
In BBC News, Paul Rincon quotes geologist Jessica Whiteside as saying, "We are showing that these events are synchronous with the extinction and that the events all occur within a few tens of thousands of years of the eruption of these huge lava flows."
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