Volcano

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DateCountryDetail
24/08/79
United States Mount Vesuvius burying the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing about 20,000 people.
26/08/1883
Indonesia Krakatoa starts erupting, the two days of eruptions generate a tidal wave that kills 36,000.
28/03/1980
United States Dormant volcano Mount St Helens in Washington state begins emitting steam, ash and small boulders. Evacuation of 100 local people begins.
18/05/1980
United States Mount St Helens volcano explodes leaving 57 people dead or missing
13/11/1985
Colombia The volcano Nevado del Ruiz, 130 km west of Bogota, Colombia, erupts causing a mud slide which buries two towns and kills 20,000

 

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