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The Greatest Eruption in Human History: Mount Tambora

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Volcano Formation The Australian plate which is sliding below the Eurasian plate is saturated with water which aids in melting the mantle wedge above the Australian plate creating Fig. Ash began to fall and on April 10th there were more rumblings that sounded like cannon. As the cloud spread, the heavier clumps of ash within it drifted to the ground, but the rest remained aloft. The eruption of Mount Tambora was the most significant cause of this climate anomaly. The approximate Europe fatality was around 200 000, indirectly due to the eruption which caused the famine, and also a typhus epidemic that occurred in Ireland. In China and Tibet, unseasonably cold weather killed trees, rice, and even water buffalo.


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Tambora Erupts in 1815 and Changes World History [Excerpt]

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For two hours, a stream of lava erupted from Mount Tambora, the highest peak in the region, sending a plume of ash eighteen miles into the sky. Yet as I looked up at the mountain, I realized I had another purpose in mind. Lens artifacts have been removed. Its eruption was a catastrophe without equal in recorded history. . No special action is required regarding these talk page notices, other than using the archive tool instructions below. The mountain also attracts tourists for hiking and wildlife activities.

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1815 eruption of Mount Tambora

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The eruption of Mount Tambora occurred between 5 th and 15 th April 1816. Just outside the house a skeleton was found. Encouraged by press reports of widespread popular disaffection with the restored Bourbon monarchy in Paris, Napoléon decided that his former subjects would welcome him back. Pyroclastic flows reached the sea on all sides of the peninsula, and heavy tephra fall devastated croplands, causing an estimated 60,000 fatalities. Three thousand feet deep and more than three miles across, the crater was as barren as it was vast, with not a single blade of grass in its bowl. Such conditions occurred for at least three months and ruined most agricultural crops in North America. Explosivity and Fatalities On the volcanic explosivity index, the 1815 blast was a 7, which is classified as super-colossal.

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Tambora Volcano, Sumbawa (Indonesia)

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It is supposed by the natives to have been caused by drinking water which has been impregnated with ashes; and horses have also died, in great numbers, from a similar complaint. This was similar to the rediscovery of Pompeii, which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A. Stunned, the Allied representatives decided within hours to send troops to oppose Napoléon, but they also embargoed the news from France for several days until they were prepared to make a public statement. Yellow-crested Cockatoos, Zoothera thrushes, Hill Mynas, Green Junglefowl and Rainbow Lorikeets are hunted for the cagebird trade by the local people. One example is that an ice dam formed below the tongue of the Gietro Glacier high in the Val de Bagnes in 1816 and 1817. The estimated death toll was at that time raised to 117,000.

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The Eruption of Mount Tambora: Causes, Event, Effect

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Osborn, Influence of volcanic eruptions on Northern Hemisphere summer temperature over 600 years. Petroeschevsky 1949 estimated about 48,000 and 44,000 people were killed on Sumbawa and Lombok, respectively. The diameter at the base is 60 km 37 mi. In addition to millions of tons of ash, the force of the eruption threw 55 million tons of sulfur-dioxide gas more than twenty miles into the air, into the stratosphere. Northern hemisphere was hardest hit. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the and see a list of open tasks. Violent explosions from the reaction of lava with cold seawater threw even greater quantities of ash into the atmosphere, and created vast fields of pumice stones along the shoreline.

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1816, the year without a Summer

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Mount Tambora experienced several centuries of inactivity before 1815, known as dormancy, as the result of the gradual cooling of hydrous magma in a closed magma chamber. Officials along the coast interpreted the sounds as signals from a ship in distress, and launched rescue boats to look for survivors. Tambora — Not Dead Yet Tambora is part of a highly active volcanic chain which runs along the Java and Sumatra island arcs. Loud explosions were heard until the next evening, April 11th. Its ascent has drained off a large magma chamber inside the mountain. A plantation was established in the 1930s on the northwestern slope of the mountain, in the Pekat village.

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The Eruption of Mount Tambora: Causes, Event, Effect

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This means that 25—30 teragrams of sulfur were ejected into the atmosphere, most of which came from Tambora, followed by a rapid decrease through natural processes. Thick ash from the volcano covered land and destroyed all crops, livestock, and clean water. That evening the eruption moved into full force with an explosion that was heard more than 1,200 miles away in Sumatra. The first Sanusi 15 March 2015. Fresh water sources were contaminated and crops failed, while sulphurous gas caused lung infections. This raised Mount Tambora as high as 4,300 m 14,000 ft , making it one of the tallest peaks in the Indonesian archipelago, and drained off a large magma chamber inside the mountain.

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Blast from the Past

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There was pumice stone, lava and ash scattered all over the island; the average depth of the layer of ash covering the ground measured 50-60 centimeters, though closer to the volcano it reached more than 3 meters. While the April 10 eruption was catastrophic, historical records and geological analysis of eruption deposits indicate that the volcano had been active between 1812 and 1815. The estimated number of deaths varies depending on the source. In the United States crop failures had a different impact. One pumice raft was found in the , near on October 1st and 3rd 1815. Snow 30 cm 12 in deep accumulated near from 6 to 10 June 1816.

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Talk:Mount Tambora

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What was the point of the expeditions, and moreover their mention in Wikipedia, if the findings remain unknown to the rest of the world? On the island of Sumatra, over a thousand miles west of Tambora, local chieftains heard the explosions on the morning of April 11. Lava flows depend on the silica content, metal oxides, and the temperature of the lava. This is again contrasted by the unusually low precipitations in 1818, which caused droughts throughout most of Europe and Asia. These settlements were located mainly near rivers and teak Tectona grandis forests. In one of his visions an angel directed him to a buried book of golden plates inscribed with a Judeo — Christian history of an ancient American civilisation. Mount Tambora is a Stratavolcano. The Ecology of Nusa Tenggara and Maluku.

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Tambora Volcano, Sumbawa (Indonesia)

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± 200 years, 3050 B. Thick scoria beds were produced by the fragmentation of lava flows. It remains one of the largest volcanic peaks in the world. The ground shook, sending tsunamis racing across the JavaSea. In 2004, scientists discovered the remains of a village, and two adults buried under nearly 10 feet 3 m of ash in a gully on volcano's flank — remnants of the former Kingdom of Tambora preserved by the 1815 eruption that destroyed it. It had roughly four times the energy of the 1883 Krakatoa eruption. As unemployment rose along with the price of bread, hungry citizens in Channel ports rioted against the shipment of grain to Britain.


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