Mount Tambora, also called Mount Tamboro, Indonesian Gunung tambora, Volcanic mountain on the northern coast of Sumbawa island, Indonesian, that April 1815 exploded in the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history. It is now 2,851 metros (9,354 feet) high, having lost much of its top in the 1815 eruption. The volcano remains active; smaller eruptions took place in 1880 and 1967, and episodes of increased seismic activity occurred in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Mount Tambora has 71,000 Deaths The eruption caused global climate anomalies that included the phenomenon known as "volcanic winter": 1816 became known as the "Year Without a Summer" because of the effect on North American and European weather. Crops failed and livestock died in much of the Northern Hemisphere, resulting in the worst famine of the 19th century.