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Krakatau Island

Since 16th century, Krakatau Island had been well known and recorded in the history, which is situated in Sunda Strait, between Java and Sumatera Island. Lampung Province controls the administration of this island. Krakatau Island is famous for Krakatau volcano. The height of ancient Krakatau was estimated 2,000 meters and radius of 9 kms. The major eruption occurred in the pre historical period (416 AD) as documented in the ancient Javanese book "Pustaka Raja".

The most recent major eruption of Krakatau volcano occurred on 27th of the August 1883 and ruined most of its body and caused big wave with 40 metres height. Krakatau Monument situated at Teluk Betung. Verlaten, Lang and Krakatau Island are remnants of Krakatau volcano and after the rest of 44 years, the small eruptions have created a new island, Anak Krakatau or child of Krakatau, which was appeared in December 1927 and expanding until now.

 

At present, Krakatau Island is enriched with valuable minerals such as volcanic bomb, lava, lappili. This island now invites every one to come and witness for science as well as for pleasure. Anak Krakatau has reached more or less 200 m above sea level and the diameter of this island is 2 kilometres.

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