The unpredictable and sometimes catastrophic natural phenomena of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, megafloods and storms along with comets and other extraterrestrial events have all been disturbing and sometimes lethal for our ancestors. Understandably our ancestors have dealt with such phenomena by producing explanations from within their specific cultures, which we now call myths and legends, that is until the advent of science and its methods of investigation provided a more universal understanding with predictive power.

Over several decades now geologists have realized that such myths and legends often recount specific details of events and locations, which are not fanciful creations...

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