Staggering Facts That Show Why Krakatoa Was A Monster Volcanic Eruption

By Karen Harris
1883-Island and volcano of Krakatoa, Straight of Sunda, (before eruption). Engraving. (Getty Images)

Mother Nature often shows us her power and strength, and in August 1883, she was feeling particularly boastful. The eruption of Krakatoa, which you may remember from your 7th grade geography quiz, in Indonesia was one of the worst natural disasters of the century, but it helped scientists better understand the nature of volcanoes. Here are some astonishing facts to show why Krakatoa was so devastating.