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Krakatau Powers On

Posted by feww on November 23, 2010

Indonesia’s Krakatau: The Unfinished Story


Anak Krakatau ejects a thick plume of ash, steam and volcanic gases on November 17, 2010. This true-color image was acquired by NASA’s ALI on EO-1 as the activity at the volcano was beginning to wane. Source: NASA-EO


Mt Krakatau, Sinabung and Merapi Volcanoes Location Map
. Source of the original map: USGS. Map enhanced by Fire-Earth. Click image to enlarge.


Krakatau Islands Location Map. Original map enhanced by Fire-Earth.

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The Island Map (Simkin and Fiske, 1983). Image may be subject to copyright.

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Krakatau Image by Landsat Pathfinder Project (Dated May 18, 1992)

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William Ashcroft painting “On the Banks of the River Thames” in London, November 26, 1883 [Exactly three months after Krakatoa’s cataclysmic 1883 eruption.]

The Krakatoa eruption affected the climate driving the weather patterns wild for the next 5 years. Average global temperatures fell by about 1.2 °C in the following years, returning to normal only in 1888.

The violent explosions [August 27, 1883]

Krakatoa is a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait located between Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra. Both the volcano and island group share the same name.

Four enormous explosions almost entirely destroyed Krakatoa island on August 27, 1883. The violent explosions were reportedly heard in Perth, Western Australia,  some 3,500 km away. It was heard even on the island of Rodrigues near Mauritius, about 4,800 km away.

The shockwave from the last explosion, which ejected volcanic matter 80 km into the atmosphere, echoed around the planet seven times.

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An 1888 lithograph of the 1883 violent explosion of Krakatau.

The eruption ejected about 21 cubic kilometers of volcanic matter and completely destroyed two-thirds of the Krakatoa island.

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One Response to “Krakatau Powers On”

  1. Lucy K. said

    Hi there to all, keep up the good work fellows.

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