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Found in the Sunda Straits in Indonesia, Krakatau was a deadly volcano nearly 200 years ago.

Krakatau is a composite volcano.

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Krakatau is known for its deadliest eruption on August 27, 1833. The composite volcano shot a cloud of ash nearly 50 miles into the sky. As the ash spread over the sky it caused many red sunsets in the Northern Hemisphere. Booming sounds came from the 2667 feet tall volcano that were heard more than two thousand miles away on the islands of Java and Sumatra.

CausalitiesKrakatau had no people living on the island, but once the volcano erupted, there were many detrimental aftermaths. After Krakatau erupted, the volcano collapsed in on its self. The collapsing caused multiple tsunamis to head toward Krakatau’s neighboring islands of Java and Sumatra, killing nearly 36,000 villagers on these islands. 1:31 Krakatau tstunami explation shown on video

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March 31, 2014 was the last documented eruption of Krakatau.

The eruption force of Krakatau blew fifty miles of debris into the air. Soom after that ordeal, the magma chamber of the volcano collapsed in on itself, leaving nearly two thirds of the island destroyed. As the volcano erupts past this date, it is slowly rebuilding itself into the large volcano that it was before the massive eruption in 1883. It is thought that Krkatau will soon return to its original size.


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