Thursday, August 20, 2015


Today on Far Future Horizons we explore the forces which shaped our planet with the highly acclaimed History Channel documentary series “How the Earth Was Made”. In the third episode of this series examine the unique geological conditions that make Krakatoa and it's successor, Anak Krakatau, extraordinarily explosive and dangerous.

A tsunami following the eruption of Krakatoa, by Severino Baraldi

On August 27th, 1883 a series of blasts on the island of Krakatoa culminated in a colossal explosion that blew the island apart in one of the largest eruptions in recorded history. We explore the underground forces that led to this extraordinary explosion that killed over 36,000 people and the devastation that it caused. But this is not just history because Anak Krakatoa (the Son of Krakatoa) is growing bigger and bigger and will blow again.

Two-thirds of the original Krakatoa Island was obliterated by the 1883 eruption

How the Earth Was Made is one documentary series you will want to add to your collection and is available on DVD from 

How the Earth Was Made - Krakatoa

How The Earth Was Made S01E03 Krakatoa by kaanozten
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