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Krakatau by Ada Swartley
Transcript of Krakatau by Ada Swartley
Where is krakatau?
What type of volcano?
Krakatau is a Stratovolcano.
Composite volcanoes are very common and they are formed from eruptions of pyroclastic material (they can be explosive or non explosive). This is how Krakatau formed
In 1883, one of the deadliest eruptions of modern history; about 36,000 people died from the blasts and the tsunami that followed.
Since 1927, there have been no major eruptions.
Impact on Humans
Krakatau is the 2nd most deadly volcano in Indonesia.
Lots of people in nearby islands are affected.
Smoke and ash can hurt their eyes and it is some what dangerous; also, the blows can be fatal.
Krakatau is located in Indonesia.
Krakatau is a volcano in between islands Java and Sumatra.
Impact on Climate
After the explosion in 1883, the sky was dark for 2 days.
The explosion also gave beautiful sunsets for a few months because of the reflection of sunlight on the dust particles floating in the atmosphere.
Other Important Facts
Once lightning struck Krakatau when it was erupting!
The elevation is 813 meters tall.
Before the eruption in 1883, there were three linked mountain peaks.
The explosion in 1883 was as strong as 200 megatons of TNT
Krakatau was born in 1583
Krakatau has been quiet for 44 years, but now has awoken.
Krakatau has been protected since 1921, and has been a national park since 1980