Krakatoa

1883 Eruption of Krakatoa

Location of Krakatoa

Krakatoa is located at the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia).

What type of volcano is Krakatoa?

Krakatoa is a Stratovolcano.

When was the last eruption of Krakatoa?

Krakatoa last erupted on March 31st, 2014. Ever since the eruption in 1883, Krakatoa has been very active.

How much damage did the eruption do?

It is one of the most deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history. At least 36,417 deaths have been attributed to the eruption itself and the tsunamis it created. The eruption was so loud, you could hear it 3,000 miles away. It is the loudest explosion in recorded history. 20 millions tons of sulfur was released into the atmosphere. The eruption also decreased the global climate by 1.2 degrees Celsius for five years.

Any towns and cities located near it.

Krakatoa was fortunately uninhabited and only a few died outright from the eruptions.

Thing to do to make it a tourist attraction

Krakatoa is already considered a tourist attraction. Many can visit for the sight and for fishing the waters around Krakatoa.