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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00574

This large block of coral was torn from offshore reefs and thrown inland near Anjer, NW Java (about 55 km from Krakatau), by the powerful tsunami produced during the 1883 eruption. The 300 m3 coral block weighed approximately 600 tons (note the person at right for scale). Photo from Royal Institute for the Tropics, Amsterdam, 1886 (published in Simkin and Fiske, 1983).

This large block of coral was torn from offshore reefs and thrown inland near Anjer, NW Java (about 55 km from Krakatau), by the powerful tsunami produced during the 1883 eruption. The 300 m3 coral block weighed approximately 600 tons (note the person at right for scale).

Photo from Royal Institute for the Tropics, Amsterdam, 1886 (published in Simkin and Fiske, 1983).

Keywords: tsunami


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