Krakatoa is a volcanic island famous for the catastrophic eruption that occurred there in 1883. The island's volcanoes rumbled for several months before finally exploding in late August of that year. More »

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Some facts about composite volcanoes include the fact that some of the best-known mountains around the world are composite volcanoes. This list includes Mount Fuji in Japan, Mount Hood in Oregon and Mount St. Helens and ... More »

Central Asia is a region that extends from the Caspian Sea to western China. The northern border of Central Asia starts at Russia's southern border while its southern border is comprised of the Iranian, Afghan and Chines... More »

When the volcano Krakatoa erupted in 1883, at least 36,417 died from the eruption itself and the tsunamis it created. On Aug. 27, 1883, two-thirds of the volcano collapsed during a chain of violent eruptions that almost ... More »

Krakatoa, or Krakatau, is a caldera volcano. Calderas are depressions formed when a volcano collapses into itself. The result is a large crater surrounded by steep cliffs and possibly filled with lakes. More »

The 1883 eruption of the volcano on the island of Krakatoa was the result of pressure that built up due to two underlying tectonic plates, one being pulled underneath the other. The eruption produced the loudest sound ev... More »

Krakatoa is a volcanic island located in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. The island measures 3 miles wide by 5 1/2 miles long. More »