21st November 2019


What was the largest volcanic eruption?

Mt. Tambora, Sumbawa Island, Indonesia - 1815 VEI 7. The explosion of Mount Tambora is the largest ever recorded by humans, ranking a 7 (or "super-colossal") on the Volcanic Explosivity Index, the second-highest rating in the index.

Is Krakatoa a supervolcano?

The best known ancient eruption to have occurred in the Cascades is the one that produced Oregon's Crater Lake, only 7,700 years ago. He compared the Cascades supervolcano event to the eruption of the Indonesian island of Krakatau (or Krakatoa), which exploded in 1883, killing 36,000 people.
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