The Devastating Effects Of A Supervolcano Eruption

Way back in 1816, Europe and North America suffered heavy rains, odd-coloured snow, famines, fogs and bitter cold during the summer. It wasn't the apocalypse though -- it was the result of a supervolcano eruption.

In fact, the effects of Mount Tambora in Indonesia were felt over 1600km away and endured for at least a year after it erupted. This video explains the very real and colossal consequences of a supervolcano -- both near and far. [TED-Ed]