In 1883 the largest ever-recorded eruption happened at Krakatoa in the South Seas. World-wide weather was affected and there were huge Tsunamis. The island of Krakatoa actually blew itself up, much of it sinking beneath the waves. Very dramatic indeed.
Krakatoa lies right between Sumatra and Java, homes to both Javan and Sumatran Rhinos. When Nature puts on this sort of show, there is astounding fallout for Wildlife. This was a case in point for Us, one species among many.
But We press on.
(Mt. Vesuvius went off on August 24, 79 AD: See YIR Archive, August 24, 2016)