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In the middle of the Sunda Strait in 50 km of the coast of Java and Sumatra, on the edge of the anak Krakatau (" the son of the Krakatau ")
In 1883 this island became famous after the eruption of the volcano, the Perbuatan, one of the most violent in living memory. The strength of the eruption generated the strongest never recorded noise:it was heard to 4 653 km of distance on Rodriguez Island in Indian Ocean, and to some 4800 km of distance in Alice Springs (Australia); shock waves circulated 7 times around the Earth; and the strength of the explosion was about 10 000 times as strong as the atom bomb of Hiroshima. The devastating tsunami which followed killed several tens of thousand persons on the Indonesian coast... And the world climate was perturbed during several years following the eruption, in particular with a reheating of the temperatures.
This terrible eruption gave birth to a new cone, Anak Krakatoa (the son of Krakatoa), active since 1930 which which grows in the middle of the immersed caldera. ( See in WS)
On the picture, the cliff in the background is one of the only vestiges of the initial monstrous volcano.

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