7 Mt, Vesuvius, Italy
Death toll: 6,000
The Volcano erupted between the hours of 6 and 7 am on 16th December 1631. During this eruption the surrounding area suffered from multiple earthquakes, large ash clouds, showers of rock and pumice.
6 The Laki Volcanic System, Iceland
Date: June 8th 1783- 8th February 1784
Death toll: 9,350
This eruption lasted a whopping eight months spewing a total of 14.7 cubic kilometers of lava and 27 km of fissures. Large quantities of gas were released into the atmosphere consisting of water vapor, carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, hydrogen chloride and created a cloud that remained over Iceland and proceeded to create acid rain.