Disasters

Vesuvius erupting: 3580 BC

Mount Vesuvius Erupts!

3580 BC, December 31, Tuesday --40° 49′ 0″ North, 14° 26′ 0″ East: Mount Vesuvius erupted, damaging homes, the harbor, not to mention the tourist industry. This was one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the...
Ugarit Destroyed by Fire

Ugarit Destroyed by Fire!

5234 BC, December 31, Sunday --Coordinates: 35° 36′ 7.2″ North, 35° 46′ 55.2″ East: Ugarit was destroyed by fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. It is not know if the fire was deliberate...
The Black Sea Flood

The Black Sea Floods

5460 BC, December 31, Sunday --The Black Sea: Due to continued global warming and climate change, the glaciers melted. Overall water levels in the world's oceans and the Mediterranean Sea increased. The Black ...