Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Tambora
Tambora volcano on Indonesia's Sumbawa Island was the site of the world's largest historical eruption in April 1815. This NASA Landsat mosaic shows the 6-km-wide caldera truncating the 2850-m-high summit of the massive volcano. Pyroclastic flows during the 1815 eruption reached the sea on all sides of the 60-km-wide volcanic peninsula, and the ejection of large amounts of tephra caused world-wide temperature declines in 1815 and 1816. NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
Volcano Number:264040
Volcano Name:Tambora
Country:Indonesia
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:1967
Elevation:2850m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:4156
Pop. within 10km:11331
Pop. within 30km:89006
Pop. within 100km:1036033
Latitude:-8.25
Longitude:118



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
264040 Tambora 16228 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -3910
264040 Tambora 16229 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -3050
264040 Tambora 16230 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) 740
264040 Tambora 16231 Confirmed Eruption 7 Historical Observations 1812 1815/7/15
264040 Tambora 16232 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1819
264040 Tambora 16233 Confirmed Eruption 2 SW part of caldera (Doro Afi Toi) Historical Observations 1880
264040 Tambora 16234 Confirmed Eruption 0 NE part of caldera floor Historical Observations 1967/7/2
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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