Mt. Tambora erupted on April 1815, eruption rated 7 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index. With an estimated ejecta volume of 160 cubic kilometers, Tambora's 1815 outburst was the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history. The explosion was heard on Sumatra island (more than 2,000 km (1,200 mi) away). Heavy volcanic ash falls were observed as far away as Borneo, Sulawesi, Java and Maluku islands. Most deaths from the eruption were from starvation and disease, as the eruptive fallout ruined agricultural productivity in the local region. The death toll was at least 71,000 people (the most deadly eruption in recorded history), of whom 11,000–12,000 were killed directly by the eruption; the often-cited figure of 92,000 people killed is believed to be an overestimate. The eruption created global climate anomalies that included the phenomenon known as "volcanic winter": 1816 became known as the "Year Without a Summer" because of the effect on North American and European weather. Agricultural crops failed and livestock died in much of the Northern Hemisphere, resulting in the worst famine of the 19th century. During an excavation in 2004, a team of archaeologists discovered cultural remains buried by the 1815 eruption. They were kept intact beneath the 3 m (9.8 ft) deep pyroclastic deposits. At the site, dubbed the Pompeii of the East, the artifacts were preserved in the positions they had occupied in 1815. -- info from Wikipedia --
The MOUNT TAMBORAis very, very dangerous and the explosion of 1815 was immense...
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Greetings from the other side of the **PACIFIC RING OF FIRE"...Paty.
Interesting place. Beautiful landscape.
Beautiful landscape. I like it. Greetings!
Thanks borowik. this picture is only captured the small Tambora (in the middle) the main tambora wa erupted at 1815 with diameters 60km burst it to the air.
Very interesting landscape.You have left very useful note about this volcano.Y*.Greetings from Poland.Dana
Hi danacisz, thank you for visited and leaving nice and kind comment. Regards, w1n4rt0
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