The Devastating Effects of a Supervolcano Eruption

Way back in 1816, Europe and North America suffered heavy rains, odd-colored snow, famines, fogs and bitter cold during the summer. It wasn't the apocalypse though—it was the result of a supervolcano eruption.

In fact, the effects of Mount Tambora in Indonesia were felt over 1,000 miles aways and endured for at least a year after it erupted. This video explains the very real and colossal consequences of a supervolcano—both near and far. [TED-Ed]


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