The Toba supervolcanic eruption about 74,000 years ago was one of the most colossal eruptions in the past 2 million years.
Houses collapsing under the weight of the ash. Once bustling markets now empty, fields left untended, lush trees now gray and lifeless.
“Should the crater collapse and the lake empty into the magma chamber the resulting explosion would make Kraotoa a firecracker in comparison.”
– J.H. Walker
“…if the eruption didn’t already look menacing enough, several lightning strikes were seen hitting the center of the ash column towering over the volcano.”
At least 8,000 evacuated. All flights to and from from Manila’s international airport suspended.
Okay, I think this settles the question:
I posted an article earlier today entitled “Monster eruption propels ash more than 13 miles into the sky” after several people sent links to me concerning the eruption.
Now, after several more readers have said they have heard nothing about such an eruption, I also question it.
You may be surprised at the answer.
Video – Popocatépetl Volcano, located just 43 miles (70 km) from Mexico City, Mexico,”erupted over seven times in 24 hours.”
Powerful explosive eruption at Ubinas volcano in Peru.