Mormon studies, Book of Mormon, volcano, natural disaster
Geological studies and eyewitness accounts of volcanic activity show the likelihood that the massive destruction reported in 3 Nephi was caused by an explosive volcanic eruption.
Kowallis, Bart J.
"In the Thirty and Fourth Year: A Geologist's View of the Great Destruction in 3 Nephi,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 37
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol37/iss3/10