Mt. Krakatoa

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Mt. Krakatoa

MT. Krakatoa

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VOLCANO BASICSLocation: Indonesia Island ArcType of Cone: Composite (Stratovolcano)Elevation: 813mNearest City: Anyer, IndonesiaCurrent Life Stage: ActiveHow Formed: is formed by runny lava escaping through a fissure in the earths crust and spreads out

WATCH it ERUPT!

ERUPTIONSMost Recent: March 31,2014Type of Eruption: ExplosiveBiggest Eruption: 1883

HISTORYThe volcanic island of Krakatoa near Indonesia erupted in 1883, killing thousands in one of the worst geologic disasters of modern times.The colossal eruption devastated three quarters of the Ancient Mountain and left a huge caldera at the Sunda Strait. The edges of the caldera sprung out of the sea and formed the small islands of Rakata, Sertung and Panjang.

3 INTERESTING FACTS1) Estimated kill more than 36,000 people2) May 1883, Captain of Elizabeth, german warship saw more than 6 miles high of ash3) Darkened skies up to 275 miles away from explosion

VOLCANO PHOTO

TYPE OF CONE PHOTO

Luis Sanchez ' Bellina Giammalva


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