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Supervolcano

A supervolcano refers to a volcano that produces the largest and most voluminous kinds of eruption on Earth.

The actual explosivity of these eruptions varies, but the sheer volume of extruded magma is enough to radically alter the landscape and severely impact global climate for years, with a cataclysmic effect on life.

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