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364: Katia Krafft

Geologist and Volcanologist

Born: 17 April 1942, Soultz-Haut-Rhin, France

Died: 3 June 1991, Mount Unzen, Japan

Katia, alongside her husband, perished on a volcano’s slopes when it unexpectedly erupted.

Around forty journalists and other volcanologists died with them.

Katia and her husband studied hundreds if not thousands of volcanoes and hoped to help mitigate the destruction and loss of life caused by volcanoes at the time of their deaths. They studied their craft with little money, and took their own photographs and samples. They even hoped to open a museum someday to help spread the knowledge of one of Earth's most disruptive and dangerous natural phenomena.

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