Tambora, Mount

Tambora, Mount

Indonesian  Gunung Tambora  

      dormant volcanic mountain on the northern coast of Sumbawa island, Indonesia. Now 9,354 feet (2,851 m) high, it erupted violently in 1815, when it lost much of its top and caused the death of 50,000 islanders and destroyed the homes of 35,000 more. Before that eruption Mount Tambora was 13,000 feet (4,000 m) high.

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