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Mount Tambora Photo: 'Top of Mount Tambora' by Ronie

Top of Mount Tambora
user: Ronie (2 photos)
photo taken at: 7:01 am 17 Nov 2013

Top of Mount Tambora

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The place was Sumbawa, Indonesia, the year was 1815, and the month was April. Everything was set for one of the most explosive events in human history. Sumbawa Island is home to the volcano called Tambora which has an elevation of 9,348 ft. (2,850m) and a diameter at sea-level of 38 mile. On April 5th of 1815 the volcano, which had lain dormant for more than 5,000 years, began to erupt.