Did the Largest Volcanic Eruption in History Almost Wipe Out the Human Race?

Scientists aren’t quite sure

A painting of a volcano erupting over a town below
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There’s something positively rapturing about volcanoes.

They’re mysterious. They’re glorious to observe from a safe distance. They’re an ancient ominous threat that could destroy our surroundings without a moment’s notice.




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