Tambora Volcano, Dompu, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

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Trigana Udara on April 19, 2010

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 --

Patricia Santini on May 6, 2010

The MOUNT TAMBORAis very, very dangerous and the explosion of 1815 was immense...

Volcanic Explosivity Index

Greetings from the other side of the **PACIFIC RING OF FIRE"...Paty.

bablenam on May 18, 2010

Interesting place. Beautiful landscape.

Zygmunt Borowski on May 29, 2010

Beautiful landscape. I like it. Greetings!

Trigana Udara on May 29, 2010

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.

dana ciszewska on June 12, 2010

Very interesting landscape.You have left very useful note about this volcano.Y*.Greetings from Poland.Dana

Trigana Udara on June 12, 2010

Hi danacisz, thank you for visited and leaving nice and kind comment. Regards, w1n4rt0

이양훈 on December 30, 2013

Nice picture! like! Happy new year!★부디 送舊迎新하십시오! ★송년시 POEM ★  昔秋滿月 隨雲去 The full moon last autumn gone with the wind / 渡風王春 花信動 The spring flower signal will come in the new year soon / 只願貴宅 富康溢 I am now praying for your Wealth & Health eagerly / 悠悠孤影 步籟松 Oh, my deep shadow wanders in the pine tree forest hearing the wind sounds.

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Photo taken in Piong, Sanggar, Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

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  • Uploaded on March 7, 2010
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    by Trigana Udara
    • Camera: SONY CYBERSHOT
    • Taken on 2008/10/25 08:24:36
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 22.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash