Krakatoa Volcano

Krakatoa is arguably the most famous volcano of all time, whose eruption generated the loudest sound ever recorded and went on to inspire one of the most famous paintings of all time, as well as a Hollywood film.


Krakatoa volcano is located on the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian province of Lampung.


It is 813m tall.

Type of Volcano

Krakatoa is a caldera. A caldera is a cauldron like volcanic feature usually formed by the collapse of land following a volcanic eruption.


Krakatoa is located on the subduction zone of the Indo-Australian plate. It is located were two tectonic plates meet. These two plates are the Indo-Australian and the Eurasian

Case Study

The eruption of 1883 is one of the deadliest eruptions recorded in history. There was 36417 deaths. It began in the afternoon of August 26 1883. On August 27 two thirds of Krakatoa collapsed in a chain of titance explosion.


Krakatoa's most powerful explosion occurred in 1883. The explosion fired up hot ash 50 miles into the air. The force was about 13,000 times more powerful than the bomb that devastated Hiroshima in 1945.

Films and T.V

There has been three different films/shows made about Krakatoa. There is two films, Krakatoa:East of Java and Krakatoa:Volcano of Destruction. The TV show that was made by the BBC in 2006. It was called Krakatoa:The last Days and has got great reviews.