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Published: Thursday February 20, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday February 20, 2014 MYT 11:07:18 AM

Disaster epics

Check out other disaster movies that have come our way.

THE eruption of Mount Vesuvius on Aug 24, AD79, laid waste to the ancient city of Pompeii, killing its citizens by the hundreds. Geologists and volcanologists concede that the volcano is overdue for another explosion. If this happens, it would be much deadlier as the Bay of Naples area has a current population of three million.

Actor Kit Harington, who stars in Pompeii – which features a love story against this tragic event – says in a telephone interview: “(Natural disasters) are a huge part of everyday life now, aren’t they? They really do affect us, be it hurricane, or tsunami. And they ... happen, unfortunately, twice yearly it seems.”

Movies with natural disasters are also aplenty. Here we pick 10 of the major ones.

The Poseidon Adventure/ Poseidon – A rogue wave causes an ocean liner to turn upside-down.

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2012 – Earth’s core is heating up, causing all kinds of global disasters, including earthquakes and tsunamis.
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Armageddon/Deep Impact – In both films, large objects are about to impact the Earth, killing everyone. 

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Dante’s Peak – A long dormant volcano is ready to wake up and make some noise.


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Earthquake – The film’s tagline reads: “When the big one finally hits L.A.”


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The Impossible – Based on a true story set during the disastrous 2004 tsunami that caught the whole world unawares.

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Knowing – The world is about to end, it is already written.

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The Perfect Storm – A group of fishermen out at sea are caught in the middle of an unusually intense storm.

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The Day After Tomorrow – A storm plunges Earth into a new Ice Age.

Twister – All about tornadoes sweeping up houses, drive-in theaters, oil trucks and cows, and then spewing them out.

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Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, Pompeii, Natural Disasters, Kit HArrington, The Day After Tomorrow

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