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Krakatau 1883

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
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Abstract

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 type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Krakatau 1883
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 15
Issue 4
Year Published 1983
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 6 p.
First page 128
Last page 133
Country Indonesia
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