Volcanoes are among the most dangerous natural forces in our past. Their volatility and unreliability have changed our world’s landscape over time and also lives of the people living in their shadows. Below is the list of 10 most deadly recorded volcanic eruptions.
9 Mt. Galunggung, Java Indonesia
Death toll: 4,011
The Volcano erupted in October in 1882 which killed 4,011 people and destroyed 114 villages. Mt Galunggung is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire. This particular eruption was a VEI (Volcanic Explosive Index) 5 volcanic eruption.
8 Mt. Kelud, Indonesia
Date: May 19th, 1919
Death toll: 5,110
100 villages were destroyed due to lethal lahars that traveled a distance for 40 kilometer and 38 million cubic meters of water were ejected from the Crater Lake.