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What volcano erupted in 1883 to cause the year without a summer?

1883 eruption of Krakatoa

What was the year 1816 known for?

It was cold and stormy and dark – not at all like typical summer weather. Consequently, 1816 became known in Europe and North America as “The Year Without a Summer.”

What was the largest volcanic eruption ever?

Tambora

What happened when Mount Tambora erupted in 1815?

Tambora’s catastrophic eruption began on April 5, 1815, with small tremors and pyroclastic flows. A shattering blast blew the mountain apart on the evening of April 10. The blast, pyroclastic flows, and tsunamis that followed killed at least 10,000 islanders and destroyed the homes of 35,000 more.

Will Mount Tambora erupt again 2020?

Chief of Indonesia’s Geological Disaster Mitigation and Volcanology Center told Viva News the tremendous Tambora eruption is unlikely to repeat. Tambora in 1815 had tall peak with sizeable magma chamber. There is a very slight chance that the volcano will have as huge an explosion as it did in 1815.

How many people died on Mount Tambora?

100,000 people

Why did Mount Tambora kill so many people?

The estimated number of deaths varies depending on the source. Zollinger (1855) puts the number of direct deaths at 10,000, probably caused by pyroclastic flows. On Sumbawa, 18,000 starved to death or died of disease. About 10,000 people on Lombok died from disease and hunger.

What is most dangerous type of volcano and why?

Composite volcanoes are some of the most dangerous volcanoes on the planet. The viscous lava cannot travel far down the sides of the volcano before it solidifies, which creates the steep slopes of a composite volcano. Viscosity also causes some eruptions to explode as ash and small rocks.

Where are most volcanoes found?

Most volcanoes are found along a belt, called the “Ring of Fire” that encircles the Pacific Ocean. Some volcanoes, like those that form the Hawaiian Islands, occur in the interior of plates at areas called “hot spots.”