Date: April 10 - 15, 1815

Mount Tambora

The year of 1815 in Tambora, Indonesia was known as the year without summer because the eruption caused there to be so much ash which caused the temperatures to drop. There were large clouds of ash that filled up the sky, and atmosphere. This volcanic eruption killed almost 100,000 people.

Mount Vesuvius

Mt. Vesuvius is the only active volcano in mainland Europe and has produce some of the continent's largest volcanic eruptions. This volcano destroyed two Italian cities, which are Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Comparing and Contrasting Mt. Tambora and Mt. Vesuvius

Mt. Vesuvius erupted due to the subduction of the African plate under the Eurasian plate, although Mt. Tambora erupted because it is located on the Ring of Fire. They are both similar because they killed thousands of people and were some of the most effective volcanoes in history that have erupted.