Monday, 13 April 2015

200th anniversary of Tambora eruption - remonder of volcanoc perils

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The spheres above represent the volume of erupted tephra for some of the most widely-known volcanic eruptions. Most people believe that Vesuvius in AD79, Mount St. Helens 1980, Mount Pinatubo 1991 were enormous but, as you can see, they were very small compared to ancient eruptions such as Wah Wah Springs, Toba, Yellowstone and Long Valley.

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