Krakatoa was a volcano located in the Sunda Strait in Indonesia. Thought to have formed around 400 B.C., Krataoa came to be from a caldera that was formed from the collapse of an edifice.

Krakatoa was a Stratovolcano, the most dangerous!

Eruption of 1883

On August 27, of 1883, Krakatoa erupted. This eruption was led up to by earthquakes, a few small eruptions, and tide changes. The eruption of Krakatoa blew the entire island to dust and pieces, which affected surrounding islands and areas. Tsunamis were an aftermath product from the 4 major explosions from Krakatoa.

Krakatoa is the mother island to 2 daughter islands that formed due to the eruption.

Much of the world saw "Blood Red Sunsets." This was caused by the dust particles that were lifted high into the atmosphere and blocked sunlight.

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