The most destructive explosion on earth in the past 10,000 years was the eruption of an obscure volcano in Indonesia called MountTambora. More than 13,000 feet high, Tambora blew up in 1815 and blasted 12 cubic miles of gases, dust and rock into the atmosphere and onto the island of Sumbawa and the surrounding area.
Also asked, how many people died in the 1815 Mount Tambora eruption?
Likewise, has Mount Tambora erupted since 1815?
It is now 2,851 metres (9,354 feet) high, having lost much of its top in the 1815 eruption. The volcano remains active; smaller eruptions took place in 1880 and 1967, and episodes of increased seismic activity occurred in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Before its eruption Mount Tambora was about 4,300 metres (14,000 feet) high.
When did Mount Tambora erupt?
Is Tambora a supervolcano?
Mount Tambora, previously discussed, delivered a VEI 7 eruption in 1815 and caused a volcanic winter in the following year. Japan's most active volcano, Sakurajima, is fueled by the magma chamber of the Aira caldera. Kurile Lake is an ancient supervolcano in Russia, and exploded in 6440 B.C. with a VEI of 7.