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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 A Tsunami in History: Krakatau . The day before the tsunami happened, August 26 1883, clouds of volcanic ash rose from the volcano, Krakatau. The ash was very dense, and reached heights of 17 miles. The next day, four explosions occured. After the worst explosion, at 10:02 A.M. an extensive cloud of volcanic rubbish rose 50 miles into the air. An area of 300,000 miles was plunged into total darkness for 22 hours. Though the explosions caused no harm and no lives were lost, the citizens were not at all prepared for what would happen next. The explosions made seismic energy sea waves (also known as a tsunami) that were over 100 ft. high. Waters from the tsunami flooded the low coasts of the island Sumatra and the city Java, killing over 36,000 people. Aftermath The tsunami was devastating. Approximately 32,000 people died from the tsunami itself, and 4,400 died from other causes. The old island where the volcano Krakatau once stood was destroyed. One-third of the remaining island was still habitable, while the other two-thirds were destroyed. Within that destruction, 165 villages were totally done for, and the waves after awhile. 132 villages were damaged. Two temporary islands rose from the pumice named Steers and Calmejer, but they were eroded from 300,000 miles Plunged Into Darkness 300,000 x 1,760 = 528,000,000 miles528,000,000/100 = 5,280,000 football fields! 1,760 yards = 1 mile100 yards = 1 football field 2/3 = destroyed 1/3 = habitable Island after Krakatau
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