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Which was one of the biggest volcanic eruption?

Asked by Gaurav Kapoor, 12 Nov '08 02:24 pm
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It was in 1883 when a volcano on the Indonesian island of Krakatoa erupted. The noise from the explosion was so great that it was heard almost 5,000 km (3,000 miles) away in Australia. The effects of the blast were devastating. Ash and rock flew 80 kms up into the air and tsunamis were created leading to the deaths of 36,000 people on Java and Sumatra. Wind then carried the volcanic dust around the world causing beautiful sunsets for months.
Answered by Manisha Mehra, 12 Nov '08 02:26 pm

 
  
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The biggest eruption in the world was Mt Pelee, Mt Merapi, Mt Ruapehu.
Answered by gkr, 12 Nov '08 02:28 pm

 
  
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The Minoan eruption of Thera.
Answered by nargis bhambi, 12 Nov '08 02:28 pm

 
  
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It was in 1883 when a volcano on the Indonesian island of Krakatoa erupted. The noise from the explosion was so great that it was heard almost 5,000 km (3,000 miles) away in Australia. The effects of the blast were devastating. Ash and rock flew 80 kms up into the air and tsunamis were created leading to the deaths of 36,000 people on Java and Sumatra. Wind then carried the volcanic dust around the world causing beautiful sunsets for months.
Answered by prashant prashar, 12 Nov '08 02:28 pm

 
  
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One of the biggest recorded volcanic eruption happened in Thera (today Santorini ) in 1500 - 1400 BC.
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 12 Nov '08 02:27 pm

 
  
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The Guinness World Book of Records has two categories, the Greatest Eruption and the Greatest Explosion. The greatest eruption, defined by the energy produced and total volume of matter discharged, was the Tambora volcano on April 5-7, 1815 in Sumbawa, Indonesia, formerly the Dutch East Indies. The energy of this eruption was 8.4 times 10 to the power of 26 ergs. The internal pressure has been estimated at 46,500,000 pounds per square inch. It killed about 92,000 people. The greatest explosion of a volcano, definded by the amount of destruction, the area covered by debris and the overall cataclysmic effect, was the eruption of Thira (Santorni) a volcanic island in the Aegean Sea, circa 1470BC. It is highly probable it destroyed the Minoan civilization in Crete, about 80 miles away, and caused a tidal wave about 165 feet high. The greatest explosion in recent history was the eruption of Krakatoa on August 27, 1883. It was formerly an island, 18 square miles in size, between Jav ...more
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 12 Nov '08 02:26 pm

 
  
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I think it was vesuvias
Answered by ramyata, 12 Nov '08 02:26 pm

 
  
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