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 »

There have been 10 confirmed eruptions of Krakatau in the past two decades, according to the Smithsonian Institution's volcano database. A complete history of eruptions is impossible to produce from before the implementa... More »

According to the U.S. Geological Society, the Kilauea volcano erupted approximately 63 times between 1750 and 1982 and has been continuously erupting since January 3, 1983. The Kilauea volcano is one of the most active i... More »

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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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 »