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An Arresting Eruption

August 20, 2012

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Hugging the islands of Java and Sumatra, Krakatoa is a volcanic island whose 1886 explosion killed a whopping 36,417 people. It did not do so quietly, either; its explosion is considered the loudest sound ever heard in modern history.