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Krakatoa eruption lithograph.jpg
Heichest pynt
Elevation813 metre (2,667 ft)
Prominence813 m (2,667 ft)
Isolation21.71 kilometre (13.49 mi)
LeetinSpesial Ribu
Coordinates6°06′07″S 105°25′23″E / 6.102°S 105.423°E / -6.102; 105.423Coordinates: 6°06′07″S 105°25′23″E / 6.102°S 105.423°E / -6.102; 105.423[1]
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Muntain teepCaldera
Last eruptionMairch 2014

Krakatoa, or Krakatau (Indonesie: Krakatau), is a volcanic island situatit in the Sunda Strait atween the islands o Java an Sumatra in the Indonesie province o Lampung. The name is an aa uised for the surroondin island group comprisin the remnants o a much lairger island o three volcanic peaks which wis obliteratit in a cataclysmic 1883 eruption, unleashin huge tsunamis (killin mair nor 36,000 fowk) an destroyin ower twa-thirds o the island. The explosion is conseedert tae be the loudest soond ever heard in modren history, wi reports o it being heard up tae 3,000 mile (4,800 km) frae its pynt o origin. The shock waves frae the explosion war recordit on barographs warldwide for days efterward.

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  1. Dunk, Marcus (31 Julie 2009). "Will Krakatoa rock the world again?". London: Associated Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 23 Januar 2010.