The list of the biggest volcanoes in popular consciousness isn't very long—Mount Vesuvius, Mount St. Helens, Krakatoa...and that's about it. Which is why it's so strange that the biggest volcano ever isn't on that list. Especially since it's responsible for so much of modern culture.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas June 23, 2017
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