This year marks the 100th anniversary of the eruption of Krakatau, perhaps the most famous volcanic event in recorded history. During a 23-hour period on August 26 and 17, 1883, more than 4 cubic miles of volcanic debris exploded upward from Krakatau, resulting in the death of more than 36,000 people and producing catastrophic devastation. The 1883 events at Krakatau caused phenomena that were recorded around the world that lingered for several years after the main eruption.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series title||Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)|
|Publisher||U.S Geological Survey|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|