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Will Krakatoa rock the world again? Last time, it killed thousands and changed the weather for five

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posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 01:38 PM

Will Krakatoa rock the world again? Last time, it killed thousands and changed the weather for five years, now it could be even deadlier

An amateur photographer has captured new images of the re-awakening of the world's most famous volcano.

In a breathtaking series Marco Fulle, who specialises in shots of comets, has photographed the Anak Krakatoa against a backdrop of constellations such as the Big Dipper.

These stunning pictures show the latest activity during the rebirth of the infamous volcano which holds a long-standing record for causing the highest number of human deaths ever - a staggering 36,000 in 1883.

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posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 01:38 PM
We've all heard the stories about Krakatoa blowing back on August 27th 1883.

Krakatoa was a 23 square kilometer island that was about 1300 feet tall.

The blast, when it erupted leveled most of the island to 800 feet below the surface of the ocean.

The sound of the explosion was heard up to 2800 miles away or basically about 1/13 of the earths surface could hear the explosion.

Check out the link and the pictures.
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 01:43 PM
These are some of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. Thanks for bringing them to our attention.

I don't know a lot about Krakatoa, so I welcome the opportunity to learn some more.

Thanks again.

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 01:49 PM
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First Pic is just ....WOW.........AMAZING ! One of the most beautiful pics I've ever seen.

I love how you can see bright stars and it's not yet dark......Shows how our light pollution really prevents us from enjoying the sky as we should.....

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posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 02:12 PM
The last eruption may have been the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history.

Perhaps it's no longer being taught in public schools.

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 04:40 PM
Amazing pictures! Thank you for posting.

The night shots with lightning are spooky.


posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 09:19 PM
Anak krakatoa, is a willful child, but no where near big enough to cause much trouble yet.
The 1883 eruption wasnt that big either, when compared to other big eruptions, the causalties were for the most part caused by th ensuing tsunami.
It was no where near as big a tambora in 1850 nor was it as big as the 535 ad eruption of krakatoa.
It strongly disagree with assertion that thye 1883 event was the worst in history, that easily goes to tambora, which killed some 70,000 people.

The 535 eruption of krakatoa is likely the worst in recent history, there's no way to tell how many people were killed by the event directly, but it was huge.
In indonesian royal texts it is said the before the eruption, the islands of java and sumatra were one, and the sunda straight was formed by the eruption..

“ A thundering sound was heard from the mountain Batuwara [now called Pulosari, an extinct volcano in Bantam, the nearest to the Sunda Strait] which was answered by a similar noise from Kapi, lying westward of the modern Bantam [Bantam is the westernmost province in Java, so this seems to indicate that Krakatoa is meant]. A great glowing fire, which reached the sky, came out of the last-named mountain; the whole world was greatly shaken and violent thundering, accompanied by heavy rain and storms took place, but not only did not this heavy rain extinguish the eruption of the fire of the mountain Kapi, but augmented the fire; the noise was fearful, at last the mountain Kapi with a tremendous roar burst into pieces and sank into the deepest of the earth. The water of the sea rose and inundated the land, the country to the east of the mountain Batuwara, to the mountain Rajabasa [the most southerly volcano in Sumatra], was inundated by the sea; the inhabitants of the northern part of the Sunda country to the mountain Rajabasa were drowned and swept away with all property[8] ... The water subsided but the land on which Kapi stood became sea, and Java and Sumatra were divided into two parts. ”

There is no geological evidence of a Krakatoa eruption of this size around that time; it may describe loss of land which previously joined Java to Sumatra across what is now the narrow east end of the Sunda Strait; or it may be a mistaken date, referring to an eruption in 535 AD, for which there is some corroborating historical evidence.[9]

This eruptian changed the face of the world and the course of human history.
It kicked up so much stuff into the atmosphere that it snowed in japan and china the next summer.
Around the same time a byzantine monk commented that sun seemed to have gone and that they were living in a dark age.
It brought cold to britain, and the aurthurian legends reflect the hard times this time.
It also caused the palgue to show up in byzantium, brought from tropical africa.

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