GLY 1880 Topic 19

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About how long did it take for the tsunami of Krakatau take to hit the surrounding shores between Java and Sumatra?
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30 Minutes
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Which of the following shorelines is less likely to experience a tsunami?
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Gulf of Mexico
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The eruption of Tambora created larger tsunami than that of Krakatau
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False
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None of those aboard ships in the Sunda Strait survived the Krakatau tsunami
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False
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The Krakatau tsunami reached a maximum of how high above normal sea level?
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More than 100 feet
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The tsunami from Krakatau were felt more strongly in which of the following regions?
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Eastern Sumatra and western Java
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No coastline in the world is more at risk than that of:
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Sumatra and Java
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The Krakatau tsunami were strong enough to destroy lighthouses
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True
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In what remote areas of the South Atlantic were Krakatau tsunami observed?
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Cape Horn and South Georgia
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All the cities and villages were destroyed on this funnel-shaped bay to the north of Krakatau:
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Lapong Bay
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Today the capital of Indonesia is called Jakarta. What was the name of Jakarta when Krakatau erupted?
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Batavia
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The Krakatau tsunami were created by:
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Pyroclastic flows into the ocean and caldera collapse.
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Written eyewitness accounts indicate that there was only one Krakatau tsunami:
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False
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Which volcano formed a caldera that created a tsunami?
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Santorini
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Geography restricted the spread of the Krakatau tsunami east into the:
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Java Sea
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The greatest loss of life from Krakatau tsunami was along the shorelines bordering:
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The Sunda Strait
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The farthest that the Krakatau tsunami could be detected in the Atlantic was:
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The English Channel
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What two case studies involved earthquakes or volcanic eruptions that caused large tsunami?
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Santorini and Krakatau volcanic eruptions
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The immediate tsunami death toll on the shorelines near Krakatau was estimated as:
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30,000 to 40,000
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The tsunami of Krakatau traveled farther around the world than the pressure wave from its most powerful eruption:
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False

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