The most devastating Volcanoes in History

Volcanic eruptions can be highly explosive, volatile, or neither. Certain volcanoes have undergone catastrophic eruptions, killing large numbers of humans, and this is a list taken from Wikipedia that attempts to list and rank volcanoes eruptions by death ratio.

RankNumber of DeathsVolcano?s nameCountryYear
171,000+ (regarded as having caused the Year Without a Summer creating famines in Europe and America)Mount TamboraIndonesia1815
236,000+KrakatoaIndonesia1883
330Mount Pel‚eMartinique1902
423Nevado del RuizColombia1985
515Mount UnzenJapan1792
613,000+Mount VesuviusItaly79
710,000+ (particulate and sulphur emissions caused widespread deaths and famines throughout Europe and Africa)Gr¡msv”tnIceland1783
810KeludIndonesia1586
96Santa MariaGuatemala1902
105KeludIndonesia1919
114,011Mount GalunggungIndonesia1822
123,5El Chich¢nMexico1982
133,36Mount VesuviusItaly1631
142,942Mount LamingtonPapua New Guinea1951
152Tseax ConeCanada1700
161,68SoufriŠreSt. Vincent1902
171,584Mount AgungIndonesia1963
181,500 (atmospheric particulates may have contributed to the Russian famine of 1601?03)HuaynaputinaPeru1600
191,5Mount EtnaItaly1669
201,369Mount MerapiIndonesia1930
211,335Mount MayonPhilippines1897
221,151Mount AsamaJapan1783
231Nevado del RuizColombia1845
241CotopaxiEcuador1877
25847Mount PinatuboPhilippines1991
26600Nevado del RuizColombia1595
27400+KilaueaKingdom of Hawai?i1790
28353Mount MerapiIndonesia2010
29245NyiragongoDemocratic Republic of the Congo2002
30151Mount RuapehuNew Zealand1945
31150Mount TaraweraNew Zealand1886
32150Tori-shimaJapan1902
33144 (official confirmed)Mount TokachiJapan1926
34114Volc n de FuegoGuatemala2018
3587Volc n ArenalCosta Rica1968
3670NyiragongoDemocratic Republic of the Congo1977
3763Mount OntakeJapan2014
3857Mount St. HelensUnited States1980
3943Mount UnzenJapan1991
4031Nabro VolcanoEritrea2011
4119SoufriŠre HillsMontserrat1997
4218GalunggungIndonesia1982
4316SinabungIndonesia2014
449GalerasColombia1993
455Mount HudsonChile1971
464Jebel at TairYemen2007
473PacayaGuatemala2010
481EldfellIceland1973
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