THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What was the world's largest volcanic eruption?
About 75,000 years ago Toba, on the island of Sumatra,
Indonesia, erupted so violently that it almost wiped out the human population of
the world, reducing it to as low as 10,000.
2,000 km≥ of debris into the atmosphere creating a nuclear winter that lasted
for several year.
The Toba eruption was nothing compared to when the
Yellowstone Caldera erupted, presumably the world's largest volcanic eruption,
some 2.1 million years ago resulting in an eruption 2,500 times more powerful
than the Mount St. Helens eruption.
The Yellowstone Caldera erupts roughly every 600,000
to 800,000 years, with the last being about 640,000 years ago, and when it
erupts again it will be catastrophic to our planet.
The largest volcanic eruption in our more modern
history occurred in 1650 B.C. when Santorini, a small volcanic island in the
Aegean Sea off the coast of Greece, erupted wiping out the Minoan civilization
on the nearby island of Crete and coating it with as much as 100 feet of ash.
The Yellowstone Caldera
Page Sponsored By:
Video to SWF Converter