The collapse of the volcano into the sea generated 100-foot tidal waves obliterating hundreds of villages and taking more than 36,000 lives. Much reduced, the sea wave swept past the Cape of Good Hope into the Atlantic Ocean and even caused a measurable ripple in the English Channel.
The final eruption also threw pumice an estimated 34 to 50 miles into the sky. Dust fell more than 3,000 miles away 10 days later. Islands of pumice floated on the oceans for months. Sulfur in the ash reacted with atmospheric ozone to scatter sunlight, causing vivid red sunsets around the world. Global temperatures dropped, and climate disruptions lasted five years.
It spewed sulfur into the atmosphere, disrupting the climate of the Earth for 5 years, and causing vivid red sunsets all over the world.It made sunsets across the world change color. The effects of the Krakatau eruption is thought to be the inspiration for the red sunset in Edvard Munch’s famous painting “The Scream”.
Half a century after Krakatau’s epic explosion, a new volcano broke through the surface of the ocean. Anak Krakatau, for “child of Krakatau,” remains active and grows about five inches a week.
The site today’s defined by the Gov of Indonesia as a Nature Reserve area, protecting three islands surrounding the Anak Krakatau, which are : Rakata island [the island of Krakatau], Sertung island, and Panjang island.
These islands can be reached by boat from Carita beach [Java Island] and Lampung [Sumatra Island]. The islands provide attractive tourism attractions like diving, fishing, bird watching, and trekking.Yet, these islands are highly challenging to reached. In few seasons, the sea waves are much high, thus required a strong gut the across the Legon Cabe, a Perfect Place for ‘Hide’ AwaySunda strait.
However, as you arrived in Legon cabe area at the Rakata island, you can suddenly enjoy the blue of sea water, and the tranquility of the island. It’s definitely an appropriate place to hide from the daily routines. Interested to visit these historical islands? Don’t worry, there are currently plenty of travel agents offering tour packages to these islands. Just call them, and have a challenging trip!