Doomsday Volcanoes: next large volcanic eruption on the planet could kill 1 million people

Volcanic Apocalypse
January 2016GEOLOGYThink you’ve got enough to worry about with collapsing economy, terrorism, wars and rumors of wars? Think again. Have you been paying attention to what appears to be an increase in volcanic activity across the planet? There’s a 5 percent to 10 percent chance in the next 80 years, scientists say, one of these eruptions will kill millions of people and poison the atmosphere beyond the imagination of anything man’s activity could do in 1,000 years. And no one is yet making any plans to deal with the calamitous possibilities. One more thing – the earth is actually in “volcano season,” as a recent study of volcano activity over the last 300 years has revealed.
In a scientific report published in 2015, experts at the European Science Foundation concluded that large volcanic eruptions posed the greatest risk to human survival – greater, in fact, that an asteroid collision with earth, human activity leading to climate change and nuclear war. Such an eruption would be of a similar size to the explosion of Tambora on Sumbawa, Indonesia, in 1815, which killed around 100,000 people at the time, or another one that hit Iceland in 1783 that immediately killed 9,350 but spewed huge amounts of sulfuric aerosols, ash and other gases into atmosphere causing “one of the most important climatic and socially repercussive events of the last millennium,” said the report.
In Iceland an estimated 20 to 25 percent of the population died in the famine and from fluorine poisoning after the fissure eruptions ceased. Around 80 percent of sheep, 50 percent of cattle, and 50 percent of horses died because of dental and skeletal fluorosis from the 8 million tons of hydrogen fluoride that were released. The resulting famine that afflicted Egypt in 1784 caused nearly one sixth of the country’s population to die. In Great Britain the summer of 1783 was known as the “sand summer” because of the ash fallout and an estimated 25,000 people died due to breathing problems. Extreme weather hit much of Europe, North America and the Gulf of Mexico for several years in the aftermath of the eruption, says the report.


The Tambora eruption was the largest volcanic eruption thought to have occurred on the planet in the last 10,000 years. It released the energy of 33 billion tons of TNT, or the equivalent of 2 million Hiroshima atomic bombs. The eruption was 1,200 times more powerful than the 2004 9.3 magnitude Indian Ocean earthquake.
The year following the Tambora eruption is known as “the year without summer.” But with higher populations, dependence on global travel, interdependence on food chains and technology, a similar eruption in a certain location could have far more dire results, the scientists warn. Writing in their report “Extreme Geo-hazards: Reducing the Disaster Risk and Increasing Resilience,” the experts warned last year in a study that did not elicit much media coverage that preparations for such a calamitous event are so far woefully inadequate or entirely non-existent. “Although in the last few decades earthquakes have been the main cause of fatalities and damage, the main global risk is large volcanic eruptions that are less frequent but far more impactful than the largest earthquakes,” the report said. “Due to their far-reaching effects on climate, food security, transportation, and supply chains, these events have the potential to trigger global disaster and catastrophe. The cost of response and the ability to respond to these events is beyond the financial and political capabilities of any individual country.”


The 1783 explosion of the Laki volcano poisoned much of the surrounding land in Iceland- killing 20% of the population, but its impact stretched far further, creating ash that caused the death of 25,000 people in the U.K. and a famine in Egypt.
The report, presented at the general assembly of the European Geosciences Union in Vienna last April, looked at the main geo-hazards facing the world including earthquakes, drought, asteroid strikes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, avalanches and wildfires. It concluded that large to extreme earthquakes and tsunamis had been more common in the past 2,000 years and had occupied most of the world’s disaster response resources. “Volcanic eruptions can have more severe impacts through atmospheric and climate effects and can lead to drastic problems in food and water security, as emphasized by the widespread famine and diseases that were rampant after the Laki 1783 and Tambora 1815 eruptions,” the report said. “Hence extreme volcanic eruptions pose a higher associated risk than all other natural hazards with similar recurrence periods, including asteroid impacts.”
Another recent discovery by Cambridge scientists is that volcanoes are “seasonal,” with significant increases in eruptions and major eruptions in winter months – beginning in November and ending in April. A study of volcanic activity published in 2004 in the Journal of Geophysical Research found volcanic eruptions seem more likely to occur when it is winter in the northern hemisphere. The discovery came when one researcher, Ben Mason, who was doing his doctoral thesis on the patterns of erupting volcanoes found he was regularly typing January and February far more often than June, July and August. That led him to study volcanic activity over a 300-year period. –WND

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16 Responses to Doomsday Volcanoes: next large volcanic eruption on the planet could kill 1 million people

  1. The late John Paul Jackson who died almost a year ago mentioned seeing a vision of a volcano exploding in Japan and killing millions there. He remembered seeing flower buds on the trees.[ cherry blossoms?]. His prophecies are available on you tube.


    • Hashimoto says:

      They could just as easily be plum blossoms, which erupt in February in Japan, or even camellias, because there are many varieties that bloom at many different times throughout the year, and occasionally twice. Cherry blossoms are no guide here.


      • Thank you Hashimoto! I was not aware of there being so many available blossoms; Cherry blossom was just my own guess as John Paul Jones did not state any particular type of blossom that he saw, that was just a guess on my part. Also, he did not say what year he saw this occurring either. One thing he did say though is that the mountain would have steam spray out the sides first. Be blessed!

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    • armageddon says:

      Probably Near spring….oh crap


  2. I recall when St Helens erupted in 1980 that we had numerous other volcanic events. Kilauea, Etna, Popo and Indonesia Gulunglung and Hekla in Iceland all erupted and they found the active volcano off Newport Oregon in 81.. In 87-88 we had over 30 volcanoes all erupting in the same month, and in 91 we had a major eruption at Pinatubo since that time we have had
    dozens of volcanic eruptions again with Etna, Colima and Popo in MX, Japan’s Aso volcano, Kilauea and so many more in Chile, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kamchatka and Alaska… and unrest in the Cascades, the Siskyou’s, Alaska, California’s Mammoth Lakes, Shasta, Oregon’s Rainier and Hood, Peru, Brazil and New Zealand.. as well as the offshore Axial Seamount in Oregon.

    My point is anytime there is an eruption, it could potentially be an extinction event, but its doubtful. But as far as the activity goes, I do not think we are any more active than we have been since 1980.
    Just my opinion but as a quake, volcano and solar flare forecaster, I watch these events closely and I am not having any undue alarm.


  3. Ian Bell says:

    Having studied geology, volcanology at University and the past records therein I have always had a healthy respect for this whole subject. The fact that Super Volcanic eruptions have occurred in the past and are few and far between (thankfully by 100’s of 1000’s of years) there is no doubt that they will occur again. The interesting fact is that if Mother Nature intends to fire a mile wide asteroid at us or cause massive eruptions there is little we can do other than try to anticipate, get out of the way and/or limit the impact as far as possible. I don’t think that the average public recognise the fact that we are sitting on a still very active planet and we are only on the thin (respectively) surface of it. My personal belief is that Mother Nature will annihilate mankind more likely than we will do ourselves albeit that we are trying very hard to beat her to the punch!


  4. Dennis E. says:

    Depends on where I guess which volcano’s erupt and the number of people living near those volcano’s? If you have been coming to this site for a period of time, you know that the human races plate is getting full with everything that is occurring. Just as the Islamic threat is in the news,
    the main stream media seems to have forgotten that there are other terrorist groups that are not Islamic from South America.

    Speaking of volcano season, December was quite active for earthquakes.


  5. Bone Idle says:

    Sinabung in North Sumatera has been continuously active – with eruptions and pyroclastic flows for over two years.
    The local volcanologists are fearful of a large eruption of Sinabung. There are literally millions of people in harms way who would be affected by a large eruption.

    A study by the Indonesian Volcanological Institute in 2013 found that the Magma Chamber for Sinabung is part of the Northern Toba basin and is very large.
    This doesn’t mean you can expect a super volcano size eruption. There have been many eruptions on this northern Toba field – some largish, many smaller since the event 74,000 years ago.

    In the last few months activity has been increasing with eruption columns up to between 1 and 3 kilometers .
    There are still up to 15 – 20 thousand people displaced since the start of the activities more than two years ago.


      • This information came in tonight from RSOE EDIS

        Guatemala’s Fuego volcano belched black ash high into the sky on Sunday night, as an eruption that began last week intensified, but authorities have not ordered the evacuation of nearby villages. Guatemala’s volcanic monitor, Insivumeh, said in a statement that thick columns of ash reached nearly 24,000 feet (7,300 meters) amid loud explosions and extended new lava flows. The volcano, about 30 miles (50 km) southwest of the Guatemalan capital, has not impacted any flights at the country’s main international airport.
        So the activity continues.


  6. bulwynkl says:

    the comments here and elsewhere – to me anyway – show how poorly people in general understand time scales on which geological events occur.

    Victoria where I live is in an active volcanic field. it last erupted ~1200 years ago. It is overdue for the next eruption – pretty much guaranteed sometime in the next 1000… It’s only been a state for a 165 years… so people don’t think of where they live as being an active volcanic field…

    The time scales on which volcanoes operate are: long periods of interminable boredom punctuated by brief moments of excitement.


  7. Anon says:

    Do it already, planet Earth!


    • Hi Anon! You sound as if when the world collapses that you will still be able to sit in your easy chair and watch millions die while you dine on lobster and fine wine while playing your favorite video games. WAKE UP!


  8. Goodgulf the Wizard says:

    It was Krakatoa that exploded on August 27, 1883, at 10:02 am.
    I’ve just been reading: Simon Winchester – Krakatoa- The Day the World Exploded.
    Amazing how you get a great history lesson as well by Mr Winchester.
    The sound of the explosion was heard on Rodriguez Island 2,969 miles away!
    Haven’t got to the climate change part yet from the amount of debris thrown out when the entire island disappeared!
    Great website!


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