Anak Krakatoa Update

19th Century Woodcut of Krakatoa

19th Century Woodcut of Krakatoa

Last year we discussed the destructive explosion which destroyed the island of Krakatoa in three separate posts: Anak Krakatoa on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the catastrophic eruption of Krakatoa, a brief review of Simon Winchester’s Krakatoa, and in Preview: A New Human, a preliminary look at our subsequent review of A New Human, Mike Morwood and Penny van Oosterzee’s book on the discovery of the Flores Island “hobbit,” Homo floresiensis.

Now, the Mail Online offers a series of spectacular images of the most recent eruption of Anak Krakatoa – the successor island, “son of Krakatoa,” now grown to nearly half the size of Krakatoa when it detonated — photographed by Marco Fulle.

Published in: on August 5, 2009 at 9:53 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. On a related note, this article in Science Daily describes NASA’s efforts to create an effective low-cost integrated monitoring system for volcano activity, in this case at Mt. St. Helens. For much more on the Volcano SensorWeb, see this article from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab.

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