Archive footage from 25th October 2018 showing Krakatau volcano erupting spectacularly in Indonesia.
A larger eruption some weeks later from the same volcano caused a tsunami that tragically claimed the lives of more than 160 people.
Krakatau, a small island group in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java is one of the world’s most famous volcanoes. It is a mostly submerged caldera with 3 outer islands belonging to the rim and a new cone, Anak Krakatau, that has been forming a new island since 1927 and remains highly active. Krakatau exploded spectacularly in a devastating Plinian eruption in 1883 that killed more than 30,000 people (mostly by the huge tsunamis triggered by the eruption). The eruption was one of the first global news events after telegraph lines had connected the different continents.