Krakatoa

By Kayla Hammond

History

In 1883, Krakatoa erupted with 13,000 times the power of an atomic bomb. It erupted on the Indonesian Island. You could hear this volcanic eruption from thousands of miles away! Thousands of people in the town of Sumatran died almost instantly by the flying debris. They estimated that about 36,000 or so in total disappeared. Then after this event Krakatoa itself sunk back into the ocean. But, in 1927 a new island was spotted and occasionally spits lava. It has been known as Anak Krakatoa, or Child of Krakatoa. These volcanoes erupted and exploded in 1883, causing huge tsunami's that killed at least 36,417 people. This eruption also destroyed over two thirds of Krakatoa island. This massive explosion created the loudest sound in modern history.

ID Information

Krakatoa is located at 6.1075 degrees S, and 105.4175 degrees E. The closest city is Sumatran. The plate that was effected was the Indo-Australian plate. Krakatoa is a convergent boundary.