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The steamship Berouw was torn from its mooring in Telok Betok harbor in SE Sumatra and swept inland by the tsunami from the 1883 eruption of Krakatau. It was marooned almost intact in the valley of the Koeripan River, 3.3 km from its anchorage. The boiler remained visible for almost a century a heavy flood in 1979 carried it 1 km downstream. Etching by T. Weber (published in Simkin and Fiske, 1983).

The steamship Berouw was torn from its mooring in Telok Betok harbor in SE Sumatra and swept inland by the tsunami from the 1883 eruption of Krakatau. It was marooned almost intact in the valley of the Koeripan River, 3.3 km from its anchorage. The boiler remained visible for almost a century a heavy flood in 1979 carried it 1 km downstream.

Etching by T. Weber (published in Simkin and Fiske, 1983).

Keywords: tsunami


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