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Top 5 Largest Known Volcanic Explosions in History

The list is the top 5 largest volcanic eruptions in known history. Volcano Explosivity Index (VEI) is used to measure the magnitude of ejecta in volcanic blasts. Based on this index is the listing out.

Mount Tambora

Location: Sumbawa, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia

This is one of Indonesia’s 100 or more dynamic volcanoes. Its ejections in 1815 shook the world with delayed consequences. 
It brought on infection and hurt the development of products in the encompassing locales, and created atmosphere changes as far away as North America. 
It executed more than 90,000 individuals


Mount Krakatoa

Location: Indonesia

 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) began in the afternoon of Sunday, August 26, 1883, and peaked in the late morning of Monday, August 27, when over 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera.At least 36,417 deaths are attributed to the eruption and the tsunamis it created.


 Mount Pelée

Location:  Caribbean island of Martinique. Situated 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Fort-de-France,

The most noticeably awful volcanic debacle of the twentieth century is thought to be the emission of Mount Pelée in 1902. 

It was on the island of Martinique in the Caribbean and it murdered around 30,000 individuals.


Nevado del Ruiz

Location: Caldas/Tolima, Colombia

Mount Ruiz, Spanish Nevado Del Ruiz, the volcano in the Cordillera Central of the Andes, west-central Colombia, noted for its two eruptions on Nov. 13, 1985, which were among the most destructive in recorded history. Located about 80 miles (130 km) west of Bogotá, it is the northernmost of some two dozen active volcanoes scattered along the Cordillera Central and reaches an elevation of 17,717 feet (5,400 m).


Mount Vesuvius

Location: Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy

Mount Vesuvius spewed forth a deadly cloud of tephra and gases to a height of 33 kilometers (21 mi), ejecting molten rock, pulverized pumice, and hot ash at the rate of 1.5 million tons per second, ultimately releasing a hundred thousand times the thermal energy of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombings.Several Roman settlements were obliterated and buried underneath massive pyroclastic surges and ashfall deposits, the most well known being Pompeii and Herculaneum.

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