One well known catastrophy known to almost every culture

In the book of Genesis we read:

"The same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty night....Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered....All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land died. And every living substance was destroyed... and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days."
This is part of the story of Noah's great catastrophe and flood. Notice it was more than just a lot of rain. It says ALL the fountains of the great deep were broken up. To people in bible times a fountain would probably be the best description of a volcanic activity. So if the bible says that all the fountains of the great deep were broken up. That probably means that all the volcanoes worldwide started erupting. That could most easily happen if the earths crust were broken or suddenly shifted.

A fascinating book was written a long time ago on the subject and we will quote just one passage from it below. We encourage you to look for this book at your public library or on the internet.

"At 8 PM on June 5th, 8498 B.C. the core parts of Asteroid "A" punched the first decisive hole in the fracture zone of the Atlantic Ridge. The forces of hell were let loose. Through these two newly formed vents the glowing red-hot magma shot up at terrific speed and mixed with the liquid above it ---the waters of the Atlantic. This created all the conditions for a submarine volcanic eruption of the greatest possible violence. The fracture seam was torn apart. The bottom of the sea burst open. All existing volcanoes were activated and new vents formed. Terrestrial fire and ocean water became embroiled in ever-increasing volume. Magma mixed with steam. The chain of fire ran all the way between the two continents from the Beerenber volcano on Jan Mayen in the north to Tristan de Cunha in the south."
For more details get this fascinating book and read it. Its title is "The Secret of Atlantis" by Otto Muck

     1. The secret of Atlantis by Otto Muck:

     2. Genesis chapter 7: verse 11.