Krakatoa (Krakatau, Krakatao) / Indonesia, Sunda Straits

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    Krakatoa (Indonesian: Krakatau), is a volcanic island made of a'a lava in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. The name is used for the island group, the main island (also called Rakata), and the volcano as a whole. The island exploded in 1883, killing approximately 40,000 people, although some estimates put the death toll much higher. The explosion is still considered to be the loudest sound ever heard in modern history, with reports of it being heard nearly 3,000 miles (4,828 km) from its point of origin. The shock wave from the explosion was recorded on barographs around the globe.a (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krakatoa).

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    1. DutcHHighlandeR 66 months ago | reply

      Wonderful photo, damn dangerous area.

    2. Ed_X 65 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous.
      It is source of the biggest eruption ever in recorded history

    3. nobilis007 65 months ago | reply

      Oi! Sou administrador de um grupo chamado Património Geológico e Mineiro e nós adoraríamos ter isto adicionado ao grupo!

    4. nobilis007 65 months ago | reply

      Complimenti da:/Congratulations by:

      La bellezza delle pietre
      post 1, comment 3
      sassi;
      Per favore aggiungi questa bella foto al gruppo e lascia 3 commenti/Please post this beautiful image to the group and comment on 3

    5. Kojo_46 60 months ago | reply

      Great shot, super opportunity.

    6. Eustaquio Santimano 56 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot .. nice timing .. well done

    7. profas_vln 56 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

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    8. fred_306 56 months ago | reply

      Excelente foto.
      Gracias por compartirla.

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    9. Bea!.EnLaCiudadDeLaFuria 56 months ago | reply

      woo qué toma :)


      Seleccionada como GRAN FOTO!
      Gran Grupo

    10. Agus Ostolaza. 56 months ago | reply

      Excelente foto.
      Gracias por compartirla.

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    11. Asi75er 56 months ago | reply

      Excelente foto.
      Gracias por compartirla.

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    12. londonconstant 54 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Plate Tectonics, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. avlxyz 54 months ago | reply

      smoking!
      is it still there?
      i thought it exploded?

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    14. avlxyz 54 months ago | reply

      ah... it is Anak Krakatau, Child of Krakatoa :)

    15. londonconstant 53 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ARCHITECTURE and GEOLOGY, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. Eddi van W. 52 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Creative Commons- Free Pictures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. SandraSheerSparks 19 months ago | reply

      This is a Marvelous Shot! It shows how Powerful the Volcano is. We recently published an article about Famous Volcanoes. Check it out!

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