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Why did Krakatoa explode?

Why did Krakatoa explode?

This eruption was caused by high pressure buildup in the two underlying tectonic plates. The resulting crack allowed for water to enter the volcano and mix into the magma cavity. This along with the extremely heated steam resulted in extremely intense pressure and an almost complete destruction of the island.

What is the loudest noise ever?

The loudest sound in recorded history came from the volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island Krakatoa at 10.02 a.m. on August 27, 1883. The explosion caused two thirds of the island to collapse and formed tsunami waves as high as 46 m (151 ft) rocking ships as far away as South Africa.

What was the catch phrase for the 1883 Krakatoa eruption?

When Squidward Tentacles becomes the super hero ‘Captain Magma’ his catch-phrase is “Krakatoa!” followed by an eruption from his volcano shaped helmet. The ABC show One Step Beyond “Eyewitness” portrays a journalist who somehow knew about the 1883 Krakatoa explosion as it happened.

How many people died in the eruption of Sumatra?

Approximately 1,000 people were killed in Sumatra; there were no survivors from the 3,000 people on the island of Sebesi. There are numerous reports of groups of human skeletons floating across the Indian Ocean on rafts of volcanic pumice and washing up on the east coast of Africa, up to a year after the eruption.

When was the last eruption of the Krakatoa volcano?

Verbeek and others believe that the final major Krakatoa eruption was a lateral blast, or pyroclastic surge. Around noon on 27 August 1883, a rain of hot ash fell around Ketimbang (now Katibung in Lampung Province) in Sumatra.

How did the Krakatoa eruption affect cirrus clouds?

The Krakatoa eruption injected an unusually large amount of sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas high into the stratosphere, which was subsequently transported by high-level winds all over the planet. This led to a global increase in sulfuric acid (H2SO4) concentration in high-level cirrus clouds.