The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa (Krakatau) in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) began in the afternoon of Sunday,August 26, 1883 (with origins as early as May of that year), and peaked in the late morning of Monday, August 27, 1883, when over 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera.
On The 27th of August, The Krakatoa Volcano Let out its final eruption out of the four, and it is now known as the loudest sound ever recorded in human history, this is an early sound recording of ...
1883 eruption Krakatoa had been dormant for two centuries before it began erupting on 20 May 1883. The eruption had been preceded by several years of noticeable earthquakes, some felt as far away as Australia. The eruption began with small steam eruptions on 20 May, and these continued for the next three months.
Krakatoa - the world's most infamous volcano. The island group of Krakatoa (or Krakatau) lies in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra. Krakatoa is infamous for its violent Plinian eruption in 1883, that destroyed the previous volcanic edifice and enlarged its caldera.
The name is also used for the surrounding volcanic island group (Krakatoa Archipelago) comprising four islands: two of which, Lang and Verlaten, are remnants of a previous volcanic edifice destroyed in eruptions long before the famous 1883 eruption; another, Rakata, is the remnant of a much larger island destroyed in the 1883 eruption.
1883 eruption of Krakatoa The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa (Krakatau) in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) began in the afternoon of Sunday, 26 August 1883 (with origins as early as May of that year), and peaked in the late morning of Monday, 27 August 1883, when over 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera.
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The eruption destroyed 66% of the island and left a caldera in its place. In 1927, Anak Krakatau emerged from the caldera and is the current active component of what was Krakatoa (in Indonesian: Krakatau). The original eruption was heard over 4,800 km away from the volcano.
As news breaks of a deadly tsunami in the Sunda Strait, we revisit the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, which caused destruction on an almost unimaginable scale and resulted in at least 36,417 deaths.
Anak Krakatau came back to life in late October 2007, following a significant eruption in 1996 and a minor one in 2001. To document this extraordinary volcano, VolcanoDiscovery has been organizing many special expeditions to Krakatau since Nov 2007, where we spend 3-6 days on the island each.