The 1883 eruption of Krakatau

Stephen Self, Michael R. Rampino

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Abstract

The 1883 eruption of Krakatau was a modest ignimbrite-forming event. The deposits are primarily coarse-grained dacitic, non-welded ignimbrite. Large explosions produced pyroclastic flows that entered the sea, generating destructive tsunami. Grain-size studies of the ignimbrite suggest that these explosions were not driven by magma-seawater interaction. The total bulk volume of pyroclastic deposits, including co-ignimbrite ash, is estimated to be 18-21 km3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)699-704
Number of pages6
JournalNature
Volume294
Issue number5843
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

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