Top Ten Deadliest Volcanic Eruption

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

1. Tambora, Indonesia  - Year 1815 - 92,000 Deaths and cast a veil of ash around the world



2. Krakatau, Indonesia - May 20 1883 - 36,417 deaths - sunk two thirds of the island and giant tsunamis and toxic gases brought the mass deaths and destruction.

3. Mount Pelee, St. Pierre , Caribbean island of Martinique - May 8 1902  , 29,025 deaths. 

4. Nevado del Ruiz, Columbia - November 13, 1985, 25,000 Death


5. Unzen, Island of Kyushu Japan, 1792 leaving 14,300 death.


 6. Laki , Iceland -  1783 , killed 9,350 people , almost 25% of their population. 


7. Kelut , Indonesia , May 19, 1919death  - 5,110 and destroyed 104 villages


8. Galunggung, West Java , Indonesia , 1882, 4,011 deaths 

9 and 10. Vesuvius, Naples Italy - 1631 - 4,000 death tolls .  - August 24 79 AD


Source : Infoplease, google,

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