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2,892.  Venus has many more active volcanoes than we do.  (Universe & Astronomy & Solar System & Venus & Volcano)  The Universe: Inner Planets

 

 

3,969.  One feature on Earth is abundant liquid water.  It is thought the earliest volcanoes spewed out massive amounts of steam which condensed into rain and supplied the planet with water.  But recently, new sources of water have been suggested.  And water appears to be a key component for the origin of life.  (Earth & Volcano & Life & Water)  The Universe: Seven Wonders of the Solar System (One)

 

 

3,941.  Further evidence of continental drift has come from earthquakes and volcanoes ... Plate Tectonics.  (Earth & Earthquake & Volcano)  Horizon: Message in the Rocks, BBC 1979

 

 

53,321.  3,000,000 years before the impact the dinosaurs were already in trouble ... Did they stabilize or carry on dwindling?  What is known is that their environment continued to worsen.  For about half a million years before the K-T boundary the world suffered one of its most destructive periods of volcanism ...  in what is known as the Deadly Traps ... Maybe the dinosaurs had died out gradually and for many different reasons.  (Dinosaur & Extinction & Volcanoes)  Horizon, What Really Killed the Dinosaurs? BBC 2004  

 

 

92,903.  The Yellowstone Super Volcano was alive ... Gigantic plumes of ash and debris will be thrown into the atmosphere blocking out the sun.  The End of the World: A Horizon Guide, BBC 2011

 

 

106,846.  The landscapes of Earth have been shaped by volcanoes.  We’ve long been in awe of their destructive beauty.  But only recently have we discovered that volcanism exists beyond Earth.  The planets and moons of the solar system have volcanoes that are even more extraordinary that those of our home planet.  The largest volcano of the solar system - three times the height of Everest - is on Mars.  The most violent volcano is on a moon of Jupiter.  Huge icy geysers fountain out into space from a moon orbiting Saturn.  (Volcano & Solar System)  Horizon: Space Volcanoes, BBC 2017

 

106,847.  Iceland: this small country has more types of volcanoes and geological wonders packed into it than anywhere else in the world.  (Volcano & Solar System & Iceland)  ibid.

 

 

3,987.  If it’s not impact, then the next most dramatic instant kind of catastrophe is initiated by volcanic eruptions of some kind.  (Earth & Volcano)  Professor Mike Benton

 

 

77,503.  Casts of victims buried in the ash preserve their dying moments.  Precious objects tell intimate details of their lives.  And the writing of a young man who watched it happen expose the full horror of what killed them.  (Italy & Volcano & Pompeii)  Pompeii: The Last Day 

 

77,504.  Pompeii lies in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.  This volcano has been quiet for fifteen hundred years.  The people don’t even know it’s a volcano ... Minor earth tremors plague the city.  They are one of the signs that Vesuvius is stirring.  (Italy & Volcano & Pompeii)  ibid.

 

77,505.  Around 1 p.m. on 24th August A.D. 79 Vesuvius roars back to life ... As the cloud of ash obscures the sun, day turns to night.  (Italy & Volcano & Pompeii)  ibid.

 

77,506.  Thousands take to the streets and flee ... Pumice continues to bombard the city.  (Italy & Volcano & Pompeii)  ibid.

 

77,507.  From surviving records we know that Admiral Pliny’s rescue mission was underway around 5 p.m.  (Italy & Volcano & Pompeii)  ibid.

 

77,508.  Now heavier with denser rock part of the column collapsed and cascaded down the mountain in a great wave.  Superheated ash and molten rock churn down the volcano in a racing burning avalanche.  It’s now known as a pyroclastic surge.  (Italy & Volcano)  ibid.

 

77,509.  The final surge kills thousands who have fled into the countryside.  (Italy & Volcano)  ibid.  

 

 

4,015.  It was this catastrophe that brought about life as we know it.  (Earth & Life)  Tony Robinson, Catastrophe II: Snowball Earth

 

 

4,021.  Volcanoes are Nature’s ultimate destructive force.  Fuelled by immense pressure deep within the planet they shoot molten rock and toxic gasses high into our atmosphere.  (Earth & Volcano)  Tony Robinson, Catastrophe III: Planet of Fire

 

4,022.  250 million years ago the Siberian flood basalt released enough lava to cover an area the size of the United States under one mile of molten rock.  Siberia has long since cooled.  (Earth & Volcano)  ibid.

 

 

4,033.  Toba is an Indonesian super-volcano.  It’s last eruption is described by volcanologists as mega-colossal – that’s as big as it gets.  The date 74,000 years ago.  (Earth & Extinction & Volcano & Indonesia)  Tony Robinson, Catastrophe: Survival Earth

 

4,034.  The Ring of Fire is the chain of volcanoes that surrounds the Pacific Ocean.  It’s the world’s most volcanically active region.  (Earth & Extinction & Volcano)  ibid. 

 

4,035.  The Toba eruption was the biggest on Earth for two million years.  (Earth & Extinction & Volcano)  ibid.

 

4,036.  The bigger the magma chamber the bigger the eruption.  (Earth & Extinction & Volcano)  ibid.

 

4,037.  The real killer would be volcanic ash.  It’s thought that Toba’s eruption column reached the very edge of space.  (Earth & Extinction & Volcano)  ibid.

 

 

30,032.  It’s an epic story of giant volcanoes, colliding continents, and of how Britain was ripped away from what is now north America.  It’s the story of the Birth of Britain.  (Great Britain & England & Volcanoes)  Tony Robinson, Birth of Britain: Volcanoes

 

30,033.  Edinburgh had once been a volcano ... Hutton unlocked one of the greatest mysteries of the world ... The tell-tale signs of an ancient volcano.  (Great Britain & Scotland & Volcanoes)  ibid.

 

 

47,354.  Another volcano long believed to be a portal into Hell.  Could a momentous supernatural event have taken place at Hekla? ... Medieval legends say nine hundred years ago an enormous eruption at Hekla broke the barriers of Hell.  (Hell & Volcano & Iceland)  Gates of Hell 2010

 

47,361.  In one of Earth’s most dangerous places lies a final gateway that may lead us to the heart of Hell itself: Erta Ale.  In the remote barren reaches of Ethiopia is a volcano that according to local legend is linked to the Origin of the Universe and as old as Creation itself.  (Hell & Ethiopia and Volcano)  ibid.

 

 

51,801.  Mount St Helens May 18th 1980: it blew away three-quarters of a cubic mile of rock … Over sixty people stayed and were killed.  (Animals & Volcanoes)  David Attenborough, The Living Planet I: A Portrait of the Earth: The Building of the Earth, BBC 1984

 

51,802.  Krakatoa … the loudest noise that ever echoed round the Earth in recorded history.  (Animals & Volcanoes)  ibid.

 

 

52,647.  The floor of the Atlantic Ocean is split in two by an immense volcanic mountain chain that winds unbroken for 45,000 miles around the globe.  (Animals & Earth & Ocean & Volcanoes)  David Attenborough, Planet Earth: Ocean Deep e11

 

92,902.  In places volcanoes have erupted to build great submarine mountains.  There are thought to be around 30,000 such volcanoes.  Some measured from the sea floor are taller than Everest.  ibid.

 

 

52,587.  Volcanoes: many of them are still active.  And in a region called Hell’s Valley some snow monkeys have found the perfect winter resort.  A thermal spa where the water temperature is a blissful 41° Centigrade.  (Animals & Primates & Volcanoes & Monkeys)  David Attenborough, Life: Primates e10

 

 

52,064.  Burning ash snuffs out life.  Little stirs so close to an erupting volcano.  The surviving animals have a choice: stay and fight or flee the wrath.  (Animals & Volcano)  Life on Fire: Ash Runners, Jeremy Irons narrator

 

52,065.  This giant butterfly lives in a land of active volcanoes.  (Animals & Volcano)  ibid.

 

 

52,067.  To survive they depend entirely on the mood of the volcano.  (Animal & Volcano)  Life on Fire: Pioneers of the Deep: Jeremy Irons narrator 

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