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91688

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Roberts, R. (2012). Armageddon and its aftermath: dating the Toba super-eruption. The Conversation, 30 October 1-3.

Abstract

No-one alive today has witnessed a volcanic eruption remotely as big as the Toba "super" eruption. But our ancestors may have done, tens of thousands of years ago, when northern Sumatra exploded, creating a caldera now filled by the largest volcanic lake on Earth, measuring 100km by 30km and 0.5km at its deepest. But when, exactly, did it happen?

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