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  • Magma shoots out of the ground at temperatures as high as 1200 degree celsius.
  • In 1815 the eruption column from Mount Tambora in Indonesia reached at height of about 60 Kilometres. There was complete darkness for three days afterwards within a 500 Kilometre radius of the eruption.
  • Approximately 260,000 people have died over the last 400 years as a result of volcanic activity.
  • Lava flows have been recorded at speeds of up to 75 kmph.
  • On average, there are about 60 Volcanic eruptions every year, many of which are in Asia.
  • The sound of the Krakatoa eruption in Indonesia in 1883 could be heard more than 3000 Kilometres away in Australia.

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