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.