Volcanoes don’t erupt that often. But, when they do erupt, it is possible that they can do large-scale destruction such as the one that led to the rise of an island called Krakatoa in Indonesia. This volcano which gave rise to krakatoa reportedly killed more than 30,000 people. This volcanic eruption happened in the late 19th century.
The volcanic eruption at Mount Helen in the year 1980 also managed to cause a lot of destruction in a county in Washington, USA.
Japan is a country which is prone to natural disasters on a regular basis. Mount Fuji in Japan is known for its volcanic eruptions.
There are more famous volcanoes that have occurred in different parts of the world. These famous volcanoes have taken away the lives of many people who lived in the vicinity of the volcanic eruptions.
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