More than 36,000 people are believed to have been killed by the explosion of Krakatoa between Java and Sumatra on August 26 and 27, 1883.

Volcanoes in Our Times

In 1883, Krakatoa exploded over Indonesia, unleashing the deadliest eruption in modern memory. A gallery of some of its most spectacular successors suggests that a similar disaster may lurk beneath the planet surface.

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