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Mount Tambora super volcano rumble's with a 5.0

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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 07:22 PM
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1 may afternoon the super volcano Mount Tambora rumble's with a 5.0. This super volcano erupted "160 km in diameter" last time in 1815. with up to 100.000 dead! Shal this be the next volcano thats gonna blow?




Mount Tambora (or Tomboro) is an active stratovolcano, also known as a composite volcano, on the Sumbawa islands, Indonesia. Sumbawa is flanked both to the north and south by oceanic crust, and Tambora was formed by the active subduction zones beneath it. This raised Mount Tambora as high as 4,300 m (14,000 ft), making it one of the tallest peaks in the Indonesian archipelago, and drained off a large magma chamber inside the mountain. It took decades to refill the magma chamber, its volcanic activity reaching its peak in April 1815. Tambora erupted in 1815 with a rating of seven on the Volcanic Explosivity Index, making it the largest eruption since the Lake Taupo eruption in about 180 CE. The 1815 eruption of Tambora was the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history. The explosion was heard on Sumatra island (more than 2,000 km (1,200 mi) away). Heavy volcanic ash falls were observed as far away as Borneo, Sulawesi, Java and Maluku islands. Most deaths from the eruption were from starvation and disease, as the eruptive fallout ruined agricultural productivity in the local region. The death toll was at least 71,000 people (perhaps the most deadly eruption in history), of whom 11,000–12,000 were killed directly by the eruption; the often-cited figure of 92,000 people killed is believed to be an overestimate. The eruption created global climate anomalies; 1816 became known as the "Year Without a Summer" because of the effect on North American and European weather. Agricultural crops failed and livestock died in much of the Northern Hemisphere, resulting in the worst famine of the 19th century. During an excavation in 2004, a team of archaeologists discovered cultural remains buried by the 1815 eruption.[6] They were kept intact beneath the 3 m (9.8 ft) deep pyroclastic deposits. At the site, dubbed the Pompeii of the East, the artifacts were preserved in the positions they had occupied in 1815.

hisz.rsoe.hu...

Mount Tambora 7 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Sumbawa Island 1815 01.05.2010




posted on May, 1 2010 @ 07:31 PM
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It appears, from your link, to be having roughly a 5.0 earthquake every 15 days.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:10 PM
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Originally posted by ararisq
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It appears, from your link, to be having roughly a 5.0 earthquake every 15 days.


Indeed.

I would also like to know if this is a recent increase or a steady long-term seismic average. Some earlier data would be nice.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:16 PM
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Hmmm Maybe. Shallow earthquakes are the ones you gotta watchout for. But for some reason I'm not exactly worried about that one. It's the Yellowstone one I would be worried about. Especially if it's a 5.0 at 2.0 kms in depth!



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:40 PM
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Originally posted by ni91ck
Tambora erupted in 1815 with a rating of seven on the Volcanic Explosivity Index, making it the largest eruption since the Lake Taupo eruption in about 180 CE. The 1815 eruption of Tambora was the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history.


How do those two sentences reconcile with each other?
Taupo c. 180 CE was arguably 'reported' in China and Rome (sunsets etc).

Nonetheless, an interesting report _b



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 11:38 PM
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Hey Ni91ck - thanks for the heads up - always interesting to hear of potential ones to watch



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 05:39 AM
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you never know, but 5.0 could't do the trick??? I say always: watch and learn.

But i will watch it closely and report it here.



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 06:44 AM
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Hmm sounds like Gaia is setting up her pieces for the grand finale of the human race. I hope I am wrong but I cannot help but wonder.


I just checked on rsoe and theres been no eq at the volcano......

[edit on 2/5/2010 by loner007]



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 03:35 AM
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Super Volcano Mount Tambora rumble's again, and now some stronger 6.1. Something is going on there ??? What's going on in the world???

Date Time Magnitude Depth Details
2010-05-08 05:25:23 4.5 20 Km Read
2010-05-08 04:02:54 4.5 17 Km Read
2010-05-08 04:21:01 4.9 30 Km Read
2010-05-08 03:22:11 6.1 20 Km Read
2010-05-08 03:22:18 6.1 56.00 Km Read
2010-05-01 16:34:54 5.0 67 Km Read
2010-05-01 16:34:54 5.0 67 Km Read
2010-05-01 16:34:50 5.0 2 Km Read
2010-04-16 05:46:26 4.5 10 Km Read
2010-03-26 08:18:10 4.6 107 Km Read
2010-03-17 08:39:32 4.7 10 Km Read
2010-02-28 08:33:58 4.8 44 Km Read


hisz.rsoe.hu...



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 03:42 AM
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Originally posted by ni91ck
1 may afternoon the super volcano Mount Tambora rumble's with a 5.0. This super volcano erupted "160 km in diameter" last time in 1815. with up to 100.000 dead! Shal this be the next volcano thats gonna blow?




Mount Tambora (or Tomboro) is an active stratovolcano, also known as a composite volcano, on the Sumbawa islands, Indonesia. Sumbawa is flanked both to the north and south by oceanic crust, and Tambora was formed by the active subduction zones beneath it. This raised Mount Tambora as high as 4,300 m (14,000 ft), making it one of the tallest peaks in the Indonesian archipelago, and drained off a large magma chamber inside the mountain. It took decades to refill the magma chamber, its volcanic activity reaching its peak in April 1815. Tambora erupted in 1815 with a rating of seven on the Volcanic Explosivity Index, making it the largest eruption since the Lake Taupo eruption in about 180 CE. The 1815 eruption of Tambora was the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history. The explosion was heard on Sumatra island (more than 2,000 km (1,200 mi) away). Heavy volcanic ash falls were observed as far away as Borneo, Sulawesi, Java and Maluku islands. Most deaths from the eruption were from starvation and disease, as the eruptive fallout ruined agricultural productivity in the local region. The death toll was at least 71,000 people (perhaps the most deadly eruption in history), of whom 11,000–12,000 were killed directly by the eruption; the often-cited figure of 92,000 people killed is believed to be an overestimate. The eruption created global climate anomalies; 1816 became known as the "Year Without a Summer" because of the effect on North American and European weather. Agricultural crops failed and livestock died in much of the Northern Hemisphere, resulting in the worst famine of the 19th century. During an excavation in 2004, a team of archaeologists discovered cultural remains buried by the 1815 eruption.[6] They were kept intact beneath the 3 m (9.8 ft) deep pyroclastic deposits. At the site, dubbed the Pompeii of the East, the artifacts were preserved in the positions they had occupied in 1815.

hisz.rsoe.hu...

Mount Tambora 7 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Sumbawa Island 1815 01.05.2010


NOW 6.1 8 may, read further down.



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 11:45 AM
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Aren't most of these tremors off the coast and not actually centered around the volcano itself?

I don't think the two are related, interesting is that prior to its famous eruption it was 4,300 metres high, presently it is around 2,850 metres, I cannot seem to find any information on how much it is growing in height each year.



posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 01:40 AM
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Mount Tambora still shaking with higher numbers. She still come's back???

Here the last numbers:

Date Time Magnitude Depth Details
2010-07-16 05:45:54 5.0 60 Km Read
2010-05-08 05:25:23 4.5 20 Km Read
2010-05-08 04:02:54 4.5 17 Km Read
2010-05-08 04:21:01 4.9 30 Km Read
2010-05-08 03:22:11 6.1 20 Km Read
2010-05-08 03:22:18 6.1 56.00 Km Read
2010-05-01 16:34:54 5.0 67 Km Read
2010-05-01 16:34:54 5.0 67 Km Read
2010-05-01 16:34:50 5.0 2 Km Read
2010-04-16 05:46:26 4.5 10 Km Read
2010-03-26 08:18:10 4.6 107 Km Read
2010-03-17 08:39:32 4.7 10 Km Read
2010-02-28 08:33:58 4.8 44 Km Read

hisz.rsoe.hu...



posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 02:40 AM
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USGS is showing two quakes, both 5.0


MAP 2.8 2010/07/16 06:59:43 38.828 -122.806 2.4 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 5.0 2010/07/16 05:58:26 -8.203 118.658 35.0 SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA
MAP 5.0 2010/07/16 05:45:52 -8.252 118.638 29.9 SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA
MAP 4.5 2010/07/16 05:09:17 51.381 179.607 63.1 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 4.4 2010/07/16 04:37:28 53.636 -158.649 10.0 SOUTH OF ALASKA
MAP 4.7 2010/07/16 03:05:44 1.393 126.607 56.9 MOLUCCA SEA
MAP 4.1 2010/07/16 03:04:20 18.695 -108.554 10.0 REVILLA GIGEDO ISLANDS REGION
MAP 5.1 2010/07/16 02:25:23 -21.275 -68.001 115.4 POTOSI, BOLIVIA
MAP 2.5 2010/07/16 01:25:06 32.666 -115.932 6.4 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.9 2010/07/16 00:48:51 3.979 125.831 155.6 KEPULAUAN SANGIHE, INDONESIA
MAP 4.9 2010/07/16 00:06:44 12.965 -88.482 68.3 OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR


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posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 04:50 AM
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I thought this might interest readers of this thread





February 27, 2006 Scientists announced today the discovery of a small "kingdom" on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa thought to have been obliterated by the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history. (See photo gallery: "Lost Kingdom" Found on Volcanic Island.")


Read more: news.nationalgeographic.com...

Will be keeping my eye on this rumbling monster...



posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 04:57 AM
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Pretty interesting considering the discovery of this volcano in indonesia also?
www.dailygalaxy.com...
Scientists on a deep-sea expedition off the coast of Indonesia have discovered an underwater volcano that towers 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) above the ocean floor, yet remains far from sight beneath the water's surface.The volcano was discovered by a group of US and Indonesian researchers who are using a powerful sonar system and a robotic vehicle with high-definition video to explore marine ecosystems off Sulawesi island.

[edit on 16-7-2010 by jazz10]



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