GLY Topic 12

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This new volcano has grown from the submarine caldera of Krakatau
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Anark Krakatau
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An eruption of the ancestor to the 19th century Krakatau may have been responsible for global climate impacts noted aout 535 AD
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True
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The largest eruption of Krakatau were measured as pressure spikes on the gasometer of this city
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Batavia
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An even larger volcano, Ancient Krakatau, may have occupied the site of Krakatau before it also destroyed itself
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True
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Dutch controller Willem Beyerinck and his family were almost killed by tsunami and pyroclastic flows
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True
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Krakatau occupies these important straits, one of the busiest channels of commercial navigation since commerce began on the sea
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Sunda Straits
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When was the deadly eruption of Krakatau
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1883
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What famous ocean explorer visited Krakatau more than once before its catastrophic eruption
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Captain James Cook
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After the eruption of Krakatau, all that was left of the volcano were small islands surronding a
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submarine caldera
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The sound created by this eruption of this volcano was the loudest noise ever heard in historical times
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Krakatau
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The Krakatau pyroclastic flows over water were cushioned by a layer of
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steam
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The majority of deaths during the eruption of Krakatau were caused by
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tsunami
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Batavia (now Jakarta) and Krakatau was under the administration of what country at the time of Krakatau’s cataclysmic eruption
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Netherlands
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Krakatau volcanism is caused by subduction into this nearby trench
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Sunda
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Why is the eruption of Krakatau considered the first natural disaster of the modern era?
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it was the first to be followed by a global news distribution network
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Most of the European witnesses to the pre-, syn-, and post-eruption events of Krakatau were
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aboard offshore ships
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Dense concentrations floating pumice are called
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pumice rafts
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Pyroclastic surges traveled dozens of miles over water from Krakatau, some crossing the Sunda Straits
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True
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Krakatau was the only volcano in Indonesia
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False
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Krakatau is in what country
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Indonesia

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