Toba Eruption

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Toba Catastrophe Theory - Genetic Bottleneck Theory
... of Science, that a bottleneck in human evolution about 50,000 years ago could be linked to the Toba eruption ... Rampino Ambrose in 2000, who invoked the Toba eruption to explain a severe culling of the human population ... bottleneck could have been caused by the climate effects of the Toba eruption ...
Toba Catastrophe Theory - Supereruption
... The Toba eruption or Toba event occurred at what is now Lake Toba about 73,000±4,000 years ago ... The Toba eruption was the latest of the three major eruptions which occurred at Toba in the last 1 million years ... The last eruption had an estimated Volcanic Explosivity Index of 8 (described as "mega-colossal"), or magnitude ≥ M8 it thus made a sizeable contribution to the 100 × 30 km2 caldera complex ...

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