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The biggest volcano eruptions in recorded history

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The Volcanic Explosivity Index ranks volcano eruptions by size and power.
The scale goes from VEI-0 to VEI-8 and measures ash, lava, and rock ejected.
VEI-1 is a gentle eruption that can happen frequently. Italy's Mt. Stromboli has been erupting almost continuously for 2,000 years.
VEI-6s are colossal eruptions every 100 years. The 1883 explosion of Krakatoa was the most famous of these.
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