Category:VEI-7 volcanoes

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Volcanoes that have produced explosive VEI-7 eruptions. Such eruptions release a tephra volume of at least 100 km3 (24 cu mi) with devastating long-term effects on the surrounding area and profound short-term effects on global climate.

For smaller volcanoes that have erupted at least 10 km3 (2.4 cu mi) of tephra at a time, see Category:VEI-6 volcanoes.

For larger volcanoes that have erupted at least 1,000 km3 (240 cu mi) of tephra at a time, see Category:VEI-8 volcanoes.

The only unambiguous VEI-7 eruption to have been directly observed in recorded history was Mount Tambora in 1815 and caused the Year Without a Summer in 1816.

The Minoan eruption of Thera in the middle of the second millennium BC may have been VEI-7, but may have been just shy of the 100 cubic kilometers required.

Lake Taupo also had a VEI-7 eruption in 180, but it was not directly observed in written record. It was indirectly observed via ash clouds that reached both the Roman Empire and Han Dynasty China.