De Boer On Volcanic Rumblings in Indonesia

CBS News cites the work of Emeritus Professor Jelle Zelinga de Boer in its report on the recent rumblings of an Indonesian volcano, Mount Tambora, which is in the famed “Ring of Fire” on the edge of the Pacific plate, one of the world’s most volatile subduction zones. The Ring of Fire also produced the Krakatoa eruption, an event which dramatically lowered temperatures worldwide between 1815-16 and created the “year without a summer.” Mount Tambora, has been causing earthquakes severe enough to get normally sanguine local residents to evacuate.