Krakatoa eruption history

Krakatoa is a volcano located in the Sunda Strait (between the island of Java and Sumatra) indonesia. The volcano is very famous in the world because of the eruptions in 1883 referred to as one of the most devastating volcanic eruption of all time.

Before Krakatau erupted on August 26, 1883, was already there are signs that very clear, namely the existence of a thick rain of ash that blanketed the area around the surrounding Krakatau. Very thick ash rain is causing visibility to be very close, even daylight look like night because of this thick ash.

On 26 August 1883, Krakatoa erupted at last, and produces a very very powerful explosion. even the sound of Krakatau explosion heard up until Mauritius (about 3000 miles or 5000 km). The sound of explosions considered the loudest voice in the world.
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Krakatau eruption is very very powerful, Krakatau volcanic explosion was equivalent to the power of 400 megatonnes of TNT. For comparison, the power of nuclear explosions that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of 13-16 kiloton of TNT. And during the explosion, Mount Krakatau ejected no less than 21 km3 ash, rock, and pumice.

The explosion make the most of the earth into darkness because the earth covered by ashes that are released by the Mountain Krakatau.

Because of this explosion, reported more than 20,000 people died, and thousands more were injured, 165 villages were destroyed, 132 others damaged mess.