(Answer) The eruption of Novarupta in 1912 was the largest ever in the 20th century. Where is it located?

[8-27-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: The eruption of Novarupta in 1912 was the largest ever in the 20th century. Where is it located?

The given options are:

  • Australia
  • United States
  • Russia

Correct Answer: United States

Info: Novarupta is a volcano formed in 1912, located on the Alaska Peninsula on a slope of Trident Volcano in Katmai National Park and Preserve. Alaska had been a US territory for barely a month when Novarupta (Latin for ‘newly erupted’) burst onto the scene. When it did, it released 30 times more magma than Mount St. Helens, but no humans were hurt since it happened on the remote Alaska Peninsula. The 1912 eruption that formed Novarupta was the most prominent event during the 20th century. It began on June 6, 1912, and culminated in violent eruptions. During the 20th century, only the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines and the 1902 eruption of Santa María in Guatemala were of comparable magnitude. During the eruption, a large quantity of magma erupted from beneath the Mount Katmai area, forming a 1.2-mile (2 km) wide, funnel-shaped vent. (Ref


Today’s “Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz” has three questions related to volcanoes. Each question has only one correct answer and carries one point. The wrong answer does not earn any points. So, select only the correct answers.

All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. Which US monument can be found in Gifford Pinchot National Forest?
  2. The eruption of Novarupta in 1912 was the largest ever in the 20th century. Where is it located?
  3. Where does the word ‘volcano’ come from?

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