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Deadly Volcanos
This interactive slide show provides accounts of eight of history's most deadly volcanic eruptions. These eruptions are from both ancient and modern times, and include such volcanos as Mount Vesuvius, Tambora, Krakatau, Nevado del Ruiz, and Mount Pinatubo. Each slide features an illustration from the event, a written description with the name of the volcano, date, number of casualties, an account of the eruption, and a map showing the location of the volcano.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-414
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)