Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A Modern Krakatau In The Making?

As if the people of Indonesia haven't had it bad enough in recent years, via Drudge, we learn that a red alert has just been issued for a Javan volcano. If I read the maps correctly, more than 25 million people living within a 60-mile radius.

If this one blows on the same scale as Krakatau, it could cause the greatest loss of life of any natural disaster in history. I picked up Simon Winchester's magnificent book on that subject a few years back, while traveling through O'Hare.

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