Mount Tambora (Volcano Week 3)

It’s Volcano Week 3 here at GSS, which explains why all of our posts over the course of the week are very likely to be volcano related. Mount Tambora is an active volcano on the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia, which is noted for the largest and deadliest volcanic eruption in recorded history. The eruption occurred in 1815, and could allegedly be heard from over 2000 km away. Lasting 5 days, the volcanic activity removed 1500 m of the volcano’s height, sent 2.5 million tons of ash into the air, and left a 7 km wide caldera behind.…

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