Lake Toba as one of the Indonesia best traveller destination has a fascinating fact that can be able blowing your mind. According to some scientists, Lake Toba as the largest lake in Southeast Asia was formed due to the terrific eruption of Mount Toba that happened 74,000 years back. It has got a span of about 100 kilometers and 30 kilometers wide. Surprisingly, NASA explained that the eruption destroyed about 60 percent of living things on Earth.
In addition to, you may still find a Great Deal of astonishing facts about Lake Toba that will be described as followed;
1. Mount Toba has erupted 3 times
The first eruption occurred about 800,000 years back. This eruption created the caldera of the southern side of the mountain, covering Prapat and Porsea areas, North Sumatra. Then, the second eruption had happened 500.000 years back. This eruption created the caldera on the north side of this lake. At this time, you can see this caldera in the area between Silalahi and Haranggaol.
The 3rd eruption happened 74,000 years back that produced the caldera. It turned out Mount Toba into Lake Toba that is now popular with Samosir Island.
- The super volcano is still active
You know, Mount Toba as superb volcano encircles the lake and Samosir Island is still active. But, it can’t be called when it’ll erupt.
3 The location of Mount Toba (now Lake Toba) is said as a hazardous prone area
This is related to Indonesia’s position which lies at the meeting of 3 tectonic plates, namely Eurasia, Indo-Australia along with the Pacific Plate.
4 Researcher said, the eruption of Mount Toba caused extreme temperature
A researcher in NY University conducted a research to learn how was the climate throughout the past. He discovered an item known as foraminifera on the seafloor resulted in the extreme ground ’s fever. Astonishingly, it was a result of the eruption of Mount Toba. Since of that, the waters fever dropped to 5 degrees Celsius.
5 The eruption of Mount Toba caused mass death and extinction species
According to some DNA evidence, this eruption additionally shrinked 60 percent of the world population on earth during that time.
6 The eruption of Mount Toba had a great effect to world wide
It has been discovered the molecular volcanic ash at 2100 points in the entire world. Even, 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 international tourists
Early 1990’therefore, Lake Toba was popular among international tourists. Mainly they had been from Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and even a few from America.