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The Legendary Krakatau

The Legendary Krakatau

Explore the flourish of flora and fauna on an island that is younger than 2 centuries by visiting Krakatau. Krakatau is an Indonesian volcano located in Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java. The volcano is known for its legendary eruption in 1883 taking the lives of about 36,000 individuals while giving birth to the islands Anak Krakatau, Lang and Verlaten. The eruption event in August of 1887 was so major that it had global effects. People as far as 3000 miles away could hear the eruption which resulted in a series of tsunamis which took away a lot of lives. In fact, Anyer and Merak, small coastal towns, were obliterated. Resulting volcanic dust induced red sunsets in the Northern hemisphere …

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