Mount Tambora Eruption 1815

Type: Volcano
Level: VEI 7, Ultra Plinian eruption, pumice stone 20cm large, 100km3 of material ejected, pyroclastic flows coursed 20km away from summit

Century: 1800’s
Year: 1815
Date: 4/10/1815

Area: Asia
Country: Dutch East Indies
State/Province/Region: Lesser Sunda Islands
Nearest City: Pekat
Coordinates: 8°15′S 118°0′E

Damage cost @ time of event:
Fatalities: 50,000

LINKS
Multi-disaster post: Year Without A Summer
Wikipedia article
Scientific American article
Encyclopedia Britannica article
NYTimes article

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