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What was the worst eruption?

What was the worst eruption?

Deadliest Eruption

Deaths Volcano When
92,000 Tambora, Indonesia 1815
36,417 Krakatau, Indonesia 1883
29,025 Mt. Pelee, Martinique 1902
25,000 Ruiz, Colombia 1985

What was the worst volcanic eruption in Alaska?

1912 eruption of Novarupta Volcano
Formed during the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, Novarupta released 30 times the volume of magma of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens….Eruption of 1912.

1912 eruption of Novarupta
Volcano Novarupta
Start date June 6, 1912
Type Ultra Plinian
Location Aleutian Range, Alaska 58°16′0″N 155°9′24″W

What is the biggest volcanic eruption in Hawaii?

Mauna Loa, the largest volcano on Earth, has erupted 33 times since 1843. The most recent eruption in 1984 lasted 22 days and produced lava flows which reached to within about 7.2 km (4.5 miles) of Hilo, the largest population center on the Island of Hawai’i.

What happened in the 2018 Kilauea eruption?

In 2018, a new eruption of Kīlauea volcano changed the island of Hawai’i forever. From May through August, large lava flows covered land southeast of the park destroying over 700 homes and devastating residential areas in the Puna District.

What’s the biggest volcano in Alaska?

Spurr’s Crater Peak. The 1912 eruption of Novarupta and Katmai, which formed the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes on the Alaska Peninsula, was the largest 20th-century eruption on earth, and the largest historical eruption in Alaska.

What caused the Valley of the 10000 Smokes?

For 60 hours, a volcano later named Novarupta sent ash into the sky as high as 20 miles (30 km). Any water buried by the ash or that percolated into it flashed into steam. The vents where the superheated steam emerged became the fumaroles that inspired the name Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.

What is the last volcano to erupt?

Overall, 43 volcanoes were in continuing eruption status as of 24 June 2021….Current Eruptions.

Volcano Sangay
Country Ecuador
Eruption Start Date 2019 Mar 26
Eruption Stop Date 2021 Jun 24 (continuing)
Max VEI 2