130 Years of Krakatoa

Krakatoa_eruption_lithographA hundred and thirty years ago this month Indonesia’s Krakatoa volcano erupted, sending plumes of ash so high it discolored the horizon in San Francisco. The explosion killed nearly 40,000 people and dispatched pumice as far away as Zanzibar. The boom is reported to have been the loudest sound ever heard in modern history. Via The Jakarta Post, read more

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded


“The volcanoes that are truly dangerous are those that don’t erupt,” Winchester explained. “The largest of this nature is in Yellowstone Natural Park in the United States. Everything else will pale in comparison when that erupts.” By that time, however, human life is expected to have long gone extinct. Via The Jakarta Post, read more