1883 – a massive volcanic eruption occurs at Krakatoa

The most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history culminated in a massive eruption on August 27, 1886. Minor seismic activity started in May of that year, and continued until February the following year.

The explosion that occurred that day destroyed the island of Krakatoa – the remains of the island were less than a tenth of its former size. The eruption also caused a massive tsunami, one that was still powerful enough to rock ships in their moorings in Cape Town thousands of miles away. It blew massive amounts of dust into the air that darkened the skies for years afterwards.

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