What caused Krakatoa to explode?
This eruption was caused by high pressure buildup in the two underlying tectonic plates. The resulting crack allowed for water to enter the volcano and mix into the magma cavity. This along with the extremely heated steam resulted in extremely intense pressure and an almost complete destruction of the island.
How was Krakatoa eruption recorded?
The pressure wave was recorded on barographs all over the world. Several barographs recorded the wave seven times over the course of five days: four times with the wave travelling away from the volcano to its antipodal point, and three times travelling back to the volcano.
Is there an audio recording of Krakatoa?
A sound exponentially louder than anything likely to have been heard in thousands, perhaps millions of years. The explosion was loud enough that this level of noise was recorded many miles away from the site of the blast. A sound of 174 decibels was recorded by barometers 100 miles from Krakatoa.
What is significant about the explosion of Krakatoa in 1883?
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.
What is the loudest noise ever?
The loudest sound in recorded history came from the volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island Krakatoa at 10.02 a.m. on August 27, 1883. The explosion caused two thirds of the island to collapse and formed tsunami waves as high as 46 m (151 ft) rocking ships as far away as South Africa.
Is Krakatoa in the Ring of Fire?
Major volcanic events that have occurred within the Ring of Fire since 1800 included the eruptions of Mount Tambora (1815), Krakatoa (1883), Novarupta (1912), Mount Saint Helens (1980), Mount Ruiz (1985), and Mount Pinatubo (1991).