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Krakatoa: 1883 Eruption

At 9:58 pm on 10th April 2020, Anak Krakatoa (Child of Krakatoa) erupted into life, sending a column of ash and smoke 200 metres into the air; followed by a second longer eruption 30 minutes later that reached 500 metres towards space. This event inspired guest global storyteller, Max Robertson, to prepare object stories about some of the World’s most powerful volcanoes.

His first story describes perhaps one of the most Earth-shattering volcanic eruptions in history: that of Krakatoa which was so powerful it blew the mountain apart and sent debris 15 miles into the air, affecting climate and weather across the globe. 36,000 people are estimated to have died from the explosion and resulting tsunami.

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