Volcano behind huge eruption that kick-started mini ice age identified
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In the middle of the 6th century, a mini ice age that lasted 125 years and an outbreak of plague plunged the world into chaos. One of the key events that helped to kick it all off was the massive eruption of a volcano somewhere in the southern hemisphere. Now we may know when and where it happened.
Huge volcanic eruptions fling so much ash and debris into the atmosphere that sunlight is partially blocked out, which can cool …