Tonga's Volcano Was the Most Explosive Eruption Since Krakatau in 1883, Claims New Study

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Two new studies published in the journal Science have claimed the Tonga volcanic eruption to be the biggest explosion in last 140 years. It was comparable in terms of atmospheric intensity only to the Krakatau eruption, which took place in Indonesia in 1883. More than 30,000 people are believed to have died in that catastrophic event.

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