Tag Archives: Geological Hazards

1999: The Devastating Impact of the Vargas Landslide

The 1999 Vargas Landslide in Venezuela, triggered by heavy rain, highlights the sudden, catastrophic potential of landslides, emphasizing the need for greater awareness and geological understanding

79: The Tragic Eruption of Vesuvius and Its Impact on Pompeii

The catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD led to the destruction and burial of Pompeii and Herculaneum under ash, exemplifying the peril of living near active volcanoes and the interplay between human settlements [...]