Natural Disaster

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Hawaii's Destructive Volcano Just Shattered a Man's Leg with Spattering Lava

Residents are being airlifted from their homes as the eruption grows even more catastrophic.
Drew Schwartz
5.21.18
Bali

Beautiful Photos of Ghost Villages Left Abandoned In Mt. Agung's Wake

A look at what it's like to live in the Pacific "Ring of Fire."
Tio Rompis
10.6.17
Art

Are These Giant Chaotic Illustrations Predicting Natural Disasters?

Prolific artist Manabu Ikeda told us about his work, and shared a glimpse of his current—and largest ever—illustration in-progress.
Beckett Mufson
12.26.16
Stuff

'I Spent 23 Hours Under the Debris': We Spoke to Three Italian Earthquake Survivors

We asked three people who survived some of the worst earthquakes in recent Italian history to recall what it was like to be at the mercy of Mother Earth.
VICE Staff
11.1.16
Photo

A Night with the Rescue Teams Looking for Survivors of Italy's Earthquake

The town of Amatrice has been reduced to rubble.
Alessandro Iovino
8.26.16
News

An Emergency Psychologist Explains What She's Doing for Italy's Earthquake Victims

Emergency psychologists are at the scene of the devastating earthquake to help victims with their first steps towards processing their trauma.
Elena Viale
8.25.16
Art

A Great Wooden Wave Surges Through This Tsunami-Inspired Installation

Tadashi Kawamata captures the physical wonder and fatal fear of a natural disaster at Centre Pompidou-Metz.
Francesca Capossela
7.22.16
News

A Turbulent Wildfire Is Ravaging Canada’s Oil Capital

Tens of thousands of Fort McMurray residents had to flee their homes on short notice, abandoning their belongings as a black sky loomed overhead, literally raining down ashes.
Amil Niazi
5.5.16
News

Life Is Like Purgatory in the Squalid Shanty Towns of Paraguay

In December, 2015, massive flooding on the Rio Paraguay forced over 100,000 Paraguayans to flee their homes. Nearly six months later, 60,000 citizens are still displaced and the situation isn't improving.
William Mathis
4.24.16
Stuff

Living with Post-Katrina Survivor's Guilt

While others lost everything, I stayed in FEMA-funded hotel rooms and lapped up pity from those who saw my Louisiana license plate. Instead of character, all I got out of Katrina was a party-friendly anecdote.
Megan Koester
8.28.15
News

Canada's Northwest Territories Are Preparing for a Record-Breaking Summer of Forest Fires

Fire crews are already experiencing fatigue and have had to take time off—and the fire season is just beginning.
Meagan Wohlberg
6.5.15
Photo

Pictures of an Evacuation from Nepal

Photographer Darcy Mahady recorded his experience of leaving the country while it was still going through the aftermath of a natural disaster.
Darcy Mahady
5.11.15
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