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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00571

The noted Dutch geologist R.D.M. Verbeek conducted a comprehensive study of the 1883 Krakatau eruption. This chromolithograph from his 1885 monograph shows the remnant of Krakatau Island seven weeks after the eruption. The exposed outcrop revealed the stratigraphy of Rakata volcano and marked the margin of the newly-formed Krakatau caldera. Lighter-colored materials capping the outer flanks are pyroclastic-flow deposits from the 1883 eruption. Chromolithograph published in Verbeek (1885) and Simkin and Fiske (1993).

The noted Dutch geologist R.D.M. Verbeek conducted a comprehensive study of the 1883 Krakatau eruption. This chromolithograph from his 1885 monograph shows the remnant of Krakatau Island seven weeks after the eruption. The exposed outcrop revealed the stratigraphy of Rakata volcano and marked the margin of the newly-formed Krakatau caldera. Lighter-colored materials capping the outer flanks are pyroclastic-flow deposits from the 1883 eruption.

Chromolithograph published in Verbeek (1885) and Simkin and Fiske (1993).

Keywords: caldera | exposure | stratigraphy


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