posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 05:57 AM
Several years ago I found a Dutch geology magazine from 1884 and apparently a scientist seriously suggested that the Krakatoa eruption had been caused
by a cloud of dust/aether in space near the Earth
He would have been close if there had been solar eruptions aimed at earth but i don't know
if there's information about those years. And provided there IS a link between tectonics and solar activity of course.
Geology certainly caught up quickly after that eruption. The article about Krakatoa also mentioned several expeditions to the former island by
non-Dutch naval vessels for research purposes.