Monday, 26 September 2011

Is World’s Deadliest Volcano Ready to Explode?

The last time the deadliest volcano in the planet exploded it was 1815. It killed more than 71,000 people on the spot and it was responsible for a volcanic winter that caused the worst worldwide famine of the 19th century.

Now it may explode again.

This is the intro to a good piece over on Gizmodo about Mount Tambora on the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia.

If you didn’t gather it from the title and the staggering figures above, Mount Tambora’s 1815 eruption killed more people in total than any other known volcanic eruption in history.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 26th, 2011.]

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