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Siriwang Eruption

1353 Eruption at Siriwang
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A drawing estimating the early stages of the Siriwang eruption, completed in 1358.
VolcanoMt. Siriwang
Start dateAugust 30, 1353
End dateAugust 31, 1353
TypeUltra-Plinian
LocationTua Siriwang, Tahamaja Empire
VEI6-7
Impactlarge scale loss of life, destruction of the island, collapse of the Tahamaja Empire.
DeathsDirect: The entire court of Pelautama Tuminindyah Selangit and her fleet (600~) and the inhabitants of the island. (300~) Indirect: Still unknown.

The 1353 eruption of Mt. Siriwang in the Ozeros Sea began on the early morning of December 30th, 1353 - with origins of a potential eruption expected to be only a few days prior - and peaked only four hours into the process, when the entirety of the island and the surrounding atoll were destroyed as it began the process of sinking into an underwater caldera.

The eruption was one of the deadliest in recorded history, and it is projected to be the most destructive environmental event to occur within written history of the world. The explosive impact of the eruption was so violent, that they were heard in communities and societies throughout the Ozeros and beyond to a projected 4,800 kilometers (3,000 miles). Modern scholars, using historical sources from the time, attribute at least a thousand deaths to the direct impact of the eruption, with many more connected to the aftermath events, including the acidic rain, various tsunamis, and earthquakes, and the global volcanic winter that followed, with severe temperature drops felt worldwide. The sound was claimed to have been heard in countless societies across the world, with the sound wave predicted to have traveled the world over five times, according to seismological analysis.

Significant effects of the eruption shaped much of the world in the weeks and months thereafter, including altered weather patterns, discoloration of the sky, and temporarily disrupted ocean and wind currents.

Early Phase

Climactic Phase

Effects

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