Watch this amazing video showing the power of a volcanic explosion when Mt. Tarvurvur in Papua New Guinea erupted on August 29th.
Now imagine if you lived close to a volcano, and one day. BOOM! It decided to blow it’s top.
Your town would be effected. Are you prepared for something like that?
Think it won’t happen? People are lulled into a false sense of security, and become complacent. Once that happens when something does finally happen, then it’s usually too late to do much about it after the fact. It’s much better to prepare now, and NOT have something happen. Rather than have something happen, and you not be prepared.
My St. Helens blew. My Vesuvius erupted in AD 79 and buried Pompeii. In more recent history, Krakatoa erupted in 1883, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted in 1991.
Here’s a graphic showing current volcanic eruptions happening right now.
So… It’s happening all over the world right now.
Do we have to worry about volcanic eruptions in the USA? Sure. There are inactive and dormant volcanoes all over the USA, the biggest of which is the Yellowstone Caldera. It has not erupted in hundreds of thousands of years, yet scientists say it could happen anytime.
If that happens, yeah, the entire USA and the world would change. Climate would be drastically changed and large portions of North America would be under up to 15 feet of volcanic ash. It would be devastating. But rest assured, Yellowstone most likely will not erupt any time soon. At least probably not in our lifetimes. Perhaps in a few thousand or tens of thousands of years.
So… The point is. Volcanic eruptions are quite common actually, and…No, the world is not ending.
There’s no need to panic and run for the nearest spaceship to evacuate the planet. But it is a good idea to stock up on water and food, and perhaps respirators in if you live near an area where volcanic activity might occur.
Just be prepared, and you and your family will be better off for it.