Krakatau - Krakatoa Volcano

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1883 Eruption of Krakatau __ "The 1883 eruption of Krakatau Volcano, located in the Sunda Straits between the islands of Sumatra and Java, Indonesia, provides an excellent example of an eruption-caused tsunami. A series of tsunamis washed away 165 coastal villages on Java and Sumatra, killing 36,000 people. The larger tsunamis were recorded by tide gauges as far away as the southern coast of the Arabian Peninsula-more than 7,000 kilometers from Krakatau!"  A detailed look at the 1883 eruption and history of the volcano. - From -

Anak Krakatau (Krakatoa) Volcano __ General information and some beautiful pictures of Krakatoa volcano. - illustrated - From -

The Atlantic | September 1884 | The Volcanic Eruption of Krakatoa ... __ Article about the explosion of Krakatoa from the September 1884 issue of 'The Atlantic.' - From - 

How Volcanoes Work - Krakatau, Indonesia __ A detailed look at the large eruption of 1883 and some of the geology behind it. - illustrated - From -

Krakatau image gallery __ Gallery of annotated pictures of Krakatau - Krakatoa. - illustrated - From -


Krakatau Volcanic Island __ A general information overview of Krakatau. - illustrated - From -

Krakatau Volcano, Indonesia __ "Eruptions are continuing at Krakatau volcano in Indonesia from a crater on the SW side of the cone in May 2009. A volcanic ash advisory from Darwin VAAC reported ash to 10,000 drifting NW of the volcano."  Good current information about the volcano. - From John Seach -

Krakatoa __ "Krakatoa (Indonesian: Krakatau), also spelled Krakatao, is a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. The name is used for the island group, the main island (also called Rakata), and the volcano as a whole."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia -

Krakatoa __ A brief overview of the Krakatoa blast. - illustrated - From -


Krakatoa __ "On August 27th, 1883 a series of blasts on the island of Krakatoa culminated in a colossal explosion that blew the island apart in one of the largest eruptions in recorded history."  Facts about the blast. - illustrated - From -

Photos of the Krakatoa eruption __ Annotated click-to-enlarge1992 eruption photos of Krakatoa volcano. - illustrated - From -

Stunning Photos of Anak Krakatau Eruption - June 2009 __ Beautiful, mostly night time, annotated, click-to-enlarge photos of Anak Krakatau eruption, June 2009. - illustrated - From -   


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