NINETY TWO THOU­SAND

Newsweek - - Horizons -

The most fa­tal­i­ties from a sin­gle event, af­ter In­done­sia’s Tamb­ora erupted in 1815. Star­va­tion was the ma­jor cause of death, though the worst in­ci­dents (like Italy’s Pom­peii) usu­ally kill peo­ple through ash, mud and lava lows.

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