8 Volcanic Eruptions That Will Make You Feel Like a Bug

Mount Tambora, Indonesia (1815)

The largest eruption in history, claimed 70,000 lives, and plunged the world into darkness.

Krakatoa, Indonesia (1883)

Heard 3,000 km away, killed 36,000 people, and caused global temperature drop.

Laki, Iceland (1783)

Deadliest, took 6 million lives, brought acid rain, famines, and diseases.

Mount Pinatubo, Philippines (1991)

Largest 20th-century eruption, affecting villages, crops, and cooling temperatures.

Mount St. Helens, United States (1980)

Dormant for 100 years, exploded with landslides, leaving lasting danger.

Vesuvius, Italy (79 AD)

Devastated Pompeii and Herculaneum, 16,000 lives lost, volcano still active.

Mount Pelee, Martinique (1902)

: Lasting days, destroyed Saint Pierre and took 30,000 lives; volcano remains active.

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