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Today in History: Krakatoa Volcano

August 27th, 2014 -- Posted in Volcanoes | No Comments »

On August 27, 1883 the Krakatoa island volcano erupted in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait. The scale of the volcanic eruption and resulting tsunami was cataclysmic. More than 36,000 lives were lost.

For more information click here for About.com 19th Century History and here for an Australian Bureau of Meteorology article.