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. Aeon6 [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

      nature at its best
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    2. Alex Alexandrovna slow 67 months ago | reply

      This photo took my BREATH away

      BREATHTAKING

    3. AdrianMaullPhotography [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

      Great capture!
      Group Tripod

    4. efairhurst 67 months ago | reply

      exceptional!

    5. JuneMitaPhotography 67 months ago | reply

      I saw this photo in Blue Ribbon Photography. You deserve another Blue Ribbon!
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      Wow, what timing. I can imagine I am there.

    6. bkwdayton - on hiatus 67 months ago | reply

      Cool.
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    7. f.gergo83 66 months ago | reply

      AMAZING PHOTO!
      www.flickr.com/groups/destinationsaroundtheworld/
      Hi! I am the admin for this group. I would like to have your photo in the group's pool.
      And you should take part in our "Indonesia" contest as well..
      www.flickr.com/groups/destinationsaroundtheworld/discuss/...
      see u there! ;)

    8. jmhullot 64 months ago | reply

      I added your photo under CC license to the Volcanoes from around the World collaborative album. Great picture! Thanks.

    9. G_Kirchner 56 months ago | reply

      wow nice shot..amazing!

    10. michaudgilbert 55 months ago | reply

      the volcanic eruption of 1883 i think was the greatest registered. ever

    11. geographyalltheway.com 48 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called IB Geography Hazards and Disasters, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. ketty esa 47 months ago | reply

      I just got back climbing karakatau 2 weeka ago...its awesome...
      I had my collection of these photo

      www.flickr.com/photos/ketty_sucianti/4683857789/

    13. Dillan K 45 months ago | reply

      I saw this in "We travel the world." Cool shot! I didn't get so close to it when I was there. I could just barely see it through the haze. We stayed in a cottage on the beach very near there.

    14. publikaccion.es 45 months ago | reply

      WOW, sin palabras Ô_Ô

    15. km6xo 44 months ago | reply

      Nice photo, that must have been interesting to see.

      John...

    16. RumpledElf 37 months ago | reply

      Hi, I used this photo here: photographicdictionary.com/v/volcano

      Thanks for sharing with a CC license!

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