Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00800
Seen from the sea, Tambora volcano presents a broad, flat profile. The volcano, forming the 60-km-wide Sanggar Peninsula, is truncated by a 6-km-wide caldera. One of the world's largest eruptions during the last 10,000 years produced the present-day caldera in 1815.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1971.
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