Lake Toba, as one of the Indonesia best traveler destination, has a fascinating fact which can be able blowing off your own mind. According to some scientists, Lake Toba since the largest lake in Southeast Asia was formed due to this terrific eruption of Mount Toba that happened 74,000 decades back. It’s got a period of about 100 kilometers and 30 km wide. Surprisingly, NASA clarified that the eruption destroyed about 60 percent of living things on Earth.
Below are some astonishing facts about Lake Toba:
1 Mount Toba has erupted 3 times
The initial eruption occurred about 800,000 decades back. This eruption created the caldera of this southern side of the mountain, covering Prapat and Porsea regions, North Sumatra. Then, the next eruption had happened 500.000 years back. This eruption made the caldera on the north side of this lake. At this time, you can see that this caldera in the area between Silalahi and Haranggaol.
The 3rd eruption happened 74,000 years ago that generated the caldera. It turned out Mount Toba into Lake Toba which is currently popular with Samosir Island.
2 The super Volcano remains active
You understand, Mount Toba as brilliant volcano encircles the lake and Samosir Island remains active. However, it cannot be called when it’ll erupt.
3 The place of Mount Toba (now Lake Toba) is said as a poisonous prone area
This is connected to Indonesia’s place which lies in the meeting of 3 tectonic plates, namely Eurasia, Indo-Australia along with the Pacific Plate.
4 Researcher Saidthe eruption of Mount Toba caused intense temperature
A research workers at NY University conducted a research to learn was the climate during the past. He discovered an item called foraminifera on the seafloor resulted in the intense floor’s fever. Astonishingly, it had been a consequence of the eruption of Mount Toba. Since of that, the waters temperature dropped to 5 degrees Celsius.
5 Mount Toba caused mass death and extinction species
Based on a DNA evidence, this eruption also shrinked 60% of the world inhabitants in the world during that time.
6 Mount Toba had a wonderful effect to world wide
It’s been found the molecular volcanic ash at 2100 points in the whole planet. The dust of Mount Toba eruption was spread up to the North Pole.
7 Lake Toba is the habitat for ‘Batak Fish’ (Neolissochillusthienemanni)
This normal fish in Batak has high historical and cultural value.
8 Lake Toba was popular among global tourists
Early 1990, Lake Toba was popular amongst international tourists. Largely they’d been from Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and even a few from America.
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