The REAL "Big One" : 1257

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The REAL "Big One" : 1257

Post by uniface » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:34 pm

The source of an eruption that scattered ash from pole to pole has been pinpointed as Samalas volcano on Indonesia's Lombok Island. The research team, led by geographer Franck Lavigne of the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, has now dated the event to between May and October of 1257.

The cataclysm blasted 10 cubic miles (40 cubic kilometers) of debris up to 27 miles (43 kilometers) high into the sky, producing fallout that settled around the world. Near the volcano itself, it settled into thick deposits that the team sampled in over 130 places to produce a stratigraphic and sedimentologic picture of the way the eruption unfolded. ... ery-solved

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Re: The REAL "Big One" : 1257

Post by kbs2244 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:54 pm

The "Ring of Fire" has been around a long time.
A new discovery, but note the last paragraph. ... -of-japan/

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Re: The REAL "Big One" : 1257

Post by Minimalist » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:50 pm

145 million years ago seems safe enough.
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