Krakatau erupted partly because it is located in an area with high volcanic activity in Indonesia, according to Wikipedia, and partly because of the structure of the island itself. Smaller eruptions, that started about t... 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 »

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 »

A volcanic hotspot is an area in the earth’s mantle in which thermal plumes provide the necessary heat and magma for volcanic activity over a long period, explains the U.S. Geological Service. These hotspots are the basi... More »

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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 was a stratovolcano, and it formed by ejecting matter in a manner typical of other stratovolcanoes. According to Oregon State University, stratovolcanoes are sometimes referred to as cinder cones in reference to... More »