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Because the lava destroyed their farming fields and livestock you think? [Mar. 28th, 2006|12:28 pm]
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To date the worst volcanic eruption occured in 1815, in Indonesia Tambora exploded causing 92,000 deaths most were because of starvation.

[User Picture]From: tabkatta
2006-03-28 10:41 am (UTC)
As a side note on volcanoes, scientists think that the loudest noise ever heard by mankind was the explosion of Krakatau.
An explanation of the starvation depends both on the land affected directly by the volcano and also on the effect of the explosion on the Earth's atmosphere. Not only were much of the good farmlands destroyed, the dust cloud would have caused summers to be shorted and cooler, affecting crops all over the world. At least, so it is said in my geology class. ^^ Make of it what you will.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-28 10:44 am (UTC)
Why do they think that the Krakatau explosion was louder then others?

And ooh! Interesting. I wish that the bookw ould have said more about if it was a long term thing, or how long they considered the volcano and it's effects for in the number of dead.
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[User Picture]From: tabkatta
2006-03-29 05:28 pm (UTC)
You know, I'm not sure. it could be based some on reports of it being heard from some far-flung places, but I've never seen the process used to come up with it. It would be interesting to know.... I do it was heard all over that area - they have reports in journals and papers.
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