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Why is Krakatoa more famous than Tambora?

Why is Krakatoa more famous than Tambora?

For example, the Krakatoa eruption in Indonesia in 1883 is more famous than Tambora because it was a “new media event” that spread around the world through telegrams and photography, Wood says. But this eruption was actually weaker than Tambora’s.

What is Krakatoa known for answer?

Krakatoa is a small volcanic island in Indonesia, located about 100 miles west of Jakarta. In August 1883, the eruption of the main island of Krakatoa (or Krakatau) killed more than 36,000 people, making it one of the most devastating volcanic eruptions in human history.

Can you go to Krakatoa?

The easiest way to get in to Krakatoa is by contacting tour operators in Anyer or Carita. Anyer can be reached from Jakarta with public bus from Kalideres bus station. The range of the tour fee will be around Rp 750,000 – 3,000,0000 depend on how many people join in the tour group and also the length of the tour.

Which eruption was bigger Krakatoa or Tambora?

By any measure, Tambora was a substantially larger volcanic eruption that Krakatoa. Further, Tambora spewed a far greater volume, at 38 cubic miles (160 cubic kilometers). By comparison, Krakatoa’s volume was less than one-third that of Tambora, at 11 cubic miles (45 cubic kilometers).

When did the eruption of Krakatoa take place?

Main article: 1883 eruption of Krakatoa Two-thirds of the original Krakatoa Island was obliterated by the 1883 eruption While seismic activity around the volcano was intense in the years preceding the cataclysmic 1883 eruption, a series of lesser eruptions began on 20 May 1883.

What are the names of the islands in Krakatoa?

The name is also used for the surrounding volcanic island group (Krakatoa Archipelago) comprising four islands: two of which, Lang and Verlaten, are remnants of a previous volcanic edifice destroyed in eruptions long before the famous 1883 eruption; another, Rakata, is the remnant of a much larger island destroyed in the 1883 eruption.

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.

How big was the tsunami that hit Krakatoa?

But tens of thousands more people drowned in the series of tsunamis caused by the volcano’s collapse into the caldera, including a 120-foot-high wall of water that formed just after the climactic blast and wiped out 165 coastal villages on Java and Sumatra.

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