Tungurahua volcano

Volcanic Eruptions

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  • Tambora, Indonesia

    Tambora, Indonesia
    This Volcano erupted with a furry that was previously unseen in known history.
    Tambora's eruption was 100 times more powerful than Vesuvius.
    Tambora erupted ash 30 miles into the sky.
    It was the most powerful eruption in known history, killing 100,000 people.
    The 400 million tons of gas it erupted caused a global cold snap, making the next year, 1816, the 'year without a summer'
  • Pelee, Martinique

    Pelee, Martinique
    This was the worst eruption of the 20th century.
    St Pierre sat below Mt Pelee on the French-Caribbean island of Martinique.
    On April 23rd, the Volcano awoke, shaking the ground and spewing ash. Snakes and giant centipedes invaded the city trying to escape the ash.People were assured that this was the worst of it, but then on the 8 May, Pelee erupted.
    Gas, ash and rock charged into St PIerre at more than 100 miles per hour,
    Of the cities 28,000 residents, only two are known to have survived.
  • Vesuvius, Italy

    Vesuvius, Italy
    Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D
    Mount Vesuvius buried the Roman Cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
    The death toll was estimated to be more than 10,000.
    The remains of the two cities were discovered in 18th century excavations.
  • Pinatubo, the Philippines

    Pinatubo, the Philippines
    The eruption at Pinatubo killed 800 people. Althougth this seems like a lot of people, this eruption is one of the most deadly human-era eruptions.
    This eruption left 100,000 people homeless and caused about half a billion dollars in damage.
    Pinatubo threw 20 million tons of sulfur dioxide into the air. Scientists say this was a result of volcanic rock soaking up excess sulfur underground prior to eruption. Once these weer released, the aerosols obscured part of the incoming sunlight.