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Where is Krakatoa?

Where is Krakatoa?

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Asked by I.Helen, Last updated: Mar 18, 2020

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Ken Wilson

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Ken Wilson, Marketing Analyst, MBA, Miami

Answered Nov 27, 2018

Krakatoa is a volcanic island situated in Lampung, Indonesia. It is located between islands of Java and Sumatra. The most notable eruptions of Krakatoa was a series of massive explosions that occurred between August 26–27, 1883.

Eruptions within this region has created a new island at the same location, the new island was named Anak Krakatau which means "Child of Krakatoa". Periodic eruptions have continued within this region. The most recent eruptions occured in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

 

j. Goodman

J. Goodman, Web Content Writer, San Antonio

Answered Jun 22, 2018

Krakatoa is an island volcano. It is located in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. There is also a grouping of islands next to Krakotoa that came to be from a much larger island breaking apart during a huge volcanic explosion which occurred in 1883.

In 1927, a new island, Anak Krakatau, or “child of Krakatoa” emerged from the opening formed in the 1883 eruption. At this time there is live activity of this volcano. The child volcano has grown at an average rate of five inches per week since the 1950's. This is equal to an average growth about 22 and one half feet yearly. The island is still active today.

 

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