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15 August 2011

Geology Word of the Week: K is for Krakatau

def. Krakatau (aka Krakatoa): A volcanic island between the islands of Sumatra and Java in Indonesia. The volcanic island is known for a major eruption in 1883 that largely destroyed the original island. Since the 1920s, the volcanic island has been rebuilding and is today known as Anak Krakatau or “Son of Krakatau.” I’m flying to Johannesburg, South Africa tomorrow and have had a long couple of weeks preparing for …

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