24 January 2018
Four natural disasters wreak havoc on Earth at nearly the same time
NEW YORK POST) – Four planet-jolting natural disasters struck within hours of each other on Monday and Tuesday, unleashing destruction across the globe.
The events ranged from a powerful earthquake off the coast of Kodiak, Alaska, to a fiery lava explosion in the Philippines that injured dozens.
- The Philippines’ most active volcano, Mount Mayon, erupted Monday night, spewing red-hot lava and sending massive ash plumes into the air. The catastrophic blast forced 56,000 villagers into evacuation centers Tuesday.
- A 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck 175 miles off the coast of Kodiak at 12:32 a.m. Tuesday, shaking residents awake and triggering tsunami warnings. Some people rushed to the top of nearby Pillar Mountain to avoid a destructive wave that never hit.
- Japan’s Mount Kusatsu-Shirane, which sits 100 miles northwest of Tokyo, erupted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, triggering an avalanche and rock slides that killed a soldier who was training nearby and injured dozens of people. The eruption shot plumes of smoke into the air more than three miles high.
- A 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled Java, Indonesia, at 1 p.m Tuesday, causing some injuries and damage to at least 130 buildings on the densely populated island. Workers in the capital city were forced to evacuate.