Krakatoa (Volcano Week 3)

Krakatoa is probably the most famous, and deadly, of all volcanos worldwide. The eruption of August 27, 1883 was so immense that it easily tops the loudest recorded noise in human history, being heard clearly over 5000 km away. Around a trillion cubic feet of rock, pumice and ash was thrown up into the air, affecting global weather systems and even painting the sky red1. When it erupted, two-thirds of the island which Krakatoa occupied was blown apart and caused massive tidal waves, killing thousands of people. The remains of that original Kraktoa Island is actually 5 km…

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