Skip to main content
placeholder image

Armageddon and its aftermath: dating the Toba super-eruption

Journal Article


Download full-text (Open Access)

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?

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


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

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2901&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1883

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 30 October

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/armageddon-and-its-aftermath-dating-the-toba-super-eruption-10393

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?

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


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

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2901&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1883

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 30 October

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/armageddon-and-its-aftermath-dating-the-toba-super-eruption-10393