1815 eruption of Mount Tambora  

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The 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora was one of the most powerful in recorded history and classified as a VEI-7 event.

Mount Tambora is on the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia. The eruption that began on 10 April 1815 was followed by between six months and three years of increased steaming and small phreatic eruptions. The eruption column lowered global temperatures, and some experts believe this led to global cooling and worldwide harvest failures, sometimes known as the Year Without a Summer.

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