Mount Tambora, Indonesia

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Mount Tambora has had the worlds most violent explosion, killing about 92 000 people in 1815!
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Mount Tambora (or Tomboro) is an active stratovolcano on Sumbawa island, Indonesia. The island is flanked both to the north and south by the oceanic crust. Tambora was formed due to the active subduction zones beneath it. This process raised Mount Tambora as high as 4,300 m (14,000 ft),[2] making it one of the tallest peaks in the Indonesian archipelago, and drained off a large magma chamber inside the mountain. It took centuries to refill the magma chamber, its volcanic activity reaching its peak in 1815.

In 1815, Tambora erupted with a rating of seven on the Volcanic Explosivity Index; the largest eruption since the Lake Taupo eruption in 181 AD.[4] The explosion was heard on Sumatra island (more than 2,000 km or 1,200 mi away). Heavy volcanic ash rains were observed as far away as Borneo, Sulawesi, Java and Maluku islands. The death toll was at least 71,000 people, of which 11,000–12,000 were killed directly by the eruption.[4] The eruption created global climate anomalies in the following years. 1816 became known as the Year Without a Summer because of the impact on North American and European weather. In the Northern Hemisphere, agricultural crops failed and livestock died, resulting in the worst famine of the century.[4]

During an excavation in 2004, a team of archaeologists discovered a civilization obliterated by the 1815 eruption.[5] It was kept intact deep beneath the 3 m (10 ft) pyroclastic deposits. Known as the Pompeii of the East, the artifacts were preserved in the positions they had occupied in 1815.

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