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8 Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions of the Past 100 Years

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2. 18 Jan 1951 Mount Lamington, Papua New Guinea

18 Jan 1951 was a worst day for the people of Papua New Guinea where more than 3,000 people lost their life after having a deadliest eruption which rises around 1680m above the coastal plain north of the Owen Stanley Range. This eruption began at night and then after three days it destroyed badly the large area of the northern side of the mountain.

Mount Lamington, Papua New Guinea

Among the ever deadlyvolcanic eruptions, this eruption covered the area of around 12 km from its beginning point. More than 5,000 people were forced to homeless and around 3,000 people were badly burned to death by this blast.