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1816 – The Year without a Summer – June 2016

The eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815 was the biggest in recorded history – 1000 times more powerful than the Iceland’ic eruption in 2010, which caused the largest air-traffic shut-down since World War II. In 1815, the cloud of ash and sulfate gasses billowed up to a height of nearly 30 miles, plunging the wider East Indian region into darkness. It would bring on a dreadful summer the following year.