There was no warning of the giant waves
which struck at night caused by Anak Krakatau volcano
Krakatau is a volcanic island situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian province of Lampung. The name is also used for the surrounding island group comprising the remnants of a much larger island of three volcanic peaks which were obliterated in a cataclysmic 1883 eruption. In 1927, a new island, Anak Krakatau, emerged from the caldera formed in 1883 and is the current location of eruptive activity.
Sunda Strait is the strait between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra. It connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean. The name comes from the Indonesian term Pasundan, meaning “West Java”. It also comes from the name of the Sundanese people, the native people of West Java, with the Javanese people being found mostly in Central and East Java. The strait is dotted by a number of strait islands, many of which are volcanic in origin. They include: Sangiang (Thwart-the-Way), Sebesi, Sebuku, and Panaitan (Prince’s). The most famous volcano, however, is Krakatoa
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