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The Year Without a Summer.

I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguish’d, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,

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Southern Virginia

June 6, 1816: Snow Falls in PA Following Volcano Eruption in Indonesia

Imagine having to shovel snow in June or having a killing frost or worse yet having a year without a warm summer season.   That all happened back in 1816 when a massive volcano erupted in Indonesia on Mount Tambora.   263 more words

Weather Blog

Are the secondary impacts of volcanic eruptions more dangerous than the primary impacts?

Volcanic eruptions are unusual in the way that generally they don’t cause as many immediate deaths than other natural hazards such as earthquakes. they are a hazard that can be reasonably easy to predict meaning any eruption can be foreseen with enough time to evacuate people who are at risk of the volcano and reduce the risk of the eruption. 1,117 more words