posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 08:49 PM
Krakatoa blew it's stack in 1883 with the equivalent force 13,000 times that of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The explosion was heard as far away
as Perth, Australia. Krakatoa is in Indonesia. Indonesia has over 130 active volcanoes, the most of any nation on earth. Violent volcanic activity has
been recorded there as far back as 416 AD.
In 1816 the world experienced what was called "The year without a summer" Also called "Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death." In the US it was so
cold that there was lake and river ice in July and August, normally the hottest months of the year. Crops failed all over, and in France there were
food riots. This event was caused by the explosion of Mt Tambora, once again in Indonesia, blanketing the skies with volcanic ash and blocking out the
sun. A volcanic winter. The effects were global.
If you look, you will see that Indonesia has a long history of violent seismic activity. These recent quakes are just more of the same and not all
that unusual for the Indonesian region. We saw this with the previous Tsunami. I was in Indonesia last year when there was another, smaller earthquake
not that far away from where the recent one occurred. Sometimes the earth just has to shrug and stretch a little. I don't lose any sleep over it and
will be back in Indonesia in August.