by Andrew A.
Before the 1883 eruption
there was Karakatoa which consisted of three islands:
and a smaller island called "Polish Hat"
Why polish hat?
Because it is covered in trees and very green and small.
There are also three volcanic cones:
Rakata (which is the main cone)
Danan (which is believed to be a twin volcano)
4 months before the eruption
there was incresing seismic activity and preview eruptions to the main
These prieview eruptions could be heard 100 miles away from the volcano.
Also these prieview eruptions created earthquakes which could be felt
all the way to Austrailia.
Then the main eruption occured
geographic effects of the eruption can be found on geography page)
say that the sunset depicted
in the famous painting "scream"
might have been inspired by the sunsets after krakatoa erupted.
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