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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.
Armageddon/Deep Impact – In both films, large objects are about to impact the Earth, killing everyone.
Dante’s Peak – A long dormant volcano is ready to wake up and make some noise.
Earthquake – The film’s tagline reads: “When the big one finally hits L.A.”
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.
All set to erupt in Pompeii
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