Magnitude: VEI-7
Time: 04-10-1815
Country: INDONESIA

LESSERSUNDAIS

This volcano erupted on 04-10-1815 in Indonesia where it released a signifant amount of explosivity , reaching a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 7 (VEI: 7). The VEI scale was developed by the USGS and is open-ended with the largest volcanoes in history given a magnitude 8. A value of 0 is given for non-explosive eruptions . This particular volcano, named Tambora is classified as a historical stratovolcano and is perched at an elevation of 2850ft. Volcanic eruptions can be quite destructive, and this event claimed 60000 lives and resulted in the destruction of structures in the area.


Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Sierra Madre Arc (southern segment) - porphyry copper
Eocene-Oligocene Sierra Madre Arc
Luzon Arc (western segment) - porphyry copper
Oligocene to Holocene Luzon Arc



Latest Volcano Events

Recent Volcano activity from around the globe.



Nearby Tsunamis
8
mag
SUNDAISLANDS
08-19-1977 T06:08:55.2
7.5
mag
JAVA
09-11-1921 T04:01:38
6.5
mag
SOUTHOFJAVA
06-04-1994 T00:57:50.6
7.8
mag
SOUTHOFJAVA
06-02-1994 T18:17:34
6.6
mag
SOUTHOFJAVA
06-03-1994 T21:06:59.8
6.1
mag
SOUTHOFJAVA
06-05-1994 T01:45:2.7
6.5
mag
SOUTHOFJAVA
07-19-1930 T15:20:12
6.6
mag
SUMBAWAISLAND
03-11-1982 T10:32:27.1
6.2
mag
BALIISLAND
04-13-1985 T01:06:.1
7
mag
TIMORSEA
10-05-1891 T00:00:00




Volcano Measurement
volcano scale

Volcano Stats
deaths 11000
total_deaths 60000
agent P,W,A,I
month 4
total_deaths_description 4
year 1815
id 229
total_damage_description 4
damage_description 4
total_houses_destroyed_description 4
location LesserSundaIs
time 04-10-1815
latitude -8.25
tsu TSU
type Stratovolcano
vei 7
status Historical
elevation 2850
houses_destroyed_description 4
day 10
name Tambora
total_injuries_description 4
longitude 118
country Indonesia
deaths_description 4
injuries_description 4

Nearby Earthquakes
7.4
mag
INDONESIA:SULAWESI:TAMBU,COASTOFMAPAGA
08-14-1968 T22:14:19
6.3
mag
INDONESIA:SULAWESI:SIGI,PARIGIMOUNTONG
08-18-2012 T09:41:52
6.8
mag
INDONESIA:SULAWESI:POSO
05-29-2017 T14:35:21
6.3
mag
INDONESIA:SULAWESI:PALU
01-23-2005 T20:10:12
6.2
mag
INDONESIA:SULAWESI:TOJO
08-15-2002 T05:30:26
5.9
mag
INDONESIA:SULAWESI:DONGGALA
07-09-2005 T23:59:17
7.6
mag
INDONESIA:SULAWESIISLAND
05-19-1938 T17:08:21
6.3
mag
INDONESIA:SULAWESI:DONGGALA
12-01-1927 T04:37:27
6.0
mag
INDONESIA:KALIMANTANISLAND
10-26-1957 T14:16:57
7.4
mag
INDONESIA:SULAWESI:PARASANGA,PALETOANG
02-23-1969 T00:36:56