A online science mall at sciencemall-usa.com is a geek gift store for the adult science enthusiast, science educator, and science researcher. Our mission is to provide science gifts, science educational products, meteorites, necklace, pendant, earrings, and fulgurite lightning sand jewelry. We also sell school geology rock and mineral specimens, rare mineral matrix specimens, pallasites, tektites, Libyan Desert Glass, fulgurite lightning sand, Lichtenberg figures, Titanic coal, school rock collections, manganese nodules, elements of the periodic table, fossils and legal historical artifacts. Rare earth rock specimens such as ancient life stromatolites (earth's earliest life), shatter cones, banded iron formation, Greenstone belt BIF banded iron formation, KT/boundary, K-Pg boundary, radioactive minerals, science art posters, prints, curio desk displays, science jewelry pendant necklace earrings, hand crafted artisan jewelry for KennedyCoJewelry, are also our specialty.

Anak Krakatoa Volcanic Bomb

Anak Krakatoa Volcanic Bomb - Sold
Anak Krakatoa Volcanic Bomb - Sold
Item# JPT-8103
Regular price: $245.00
Sale price: $179.49
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
This item is out-of-stock.

Product Description

The Krakatoa volcano is situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra, Indonesia. The name of this volcano also refers to the surrounding island group comprising the remnants of a much larger island of three volcanic peaks. They were obliterated in a cataclysmic 1883 eruption, August 26-27, when over 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera.

The Krakatoa eruption of 1883 was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded time. Over 36,000 deaths were attributed to the eruption and the subsequent tsunamis it created. The rest of the world felt the effects from the fallout of the eruption for days and even weeks. It is thought that about 20 million tons of sulfur was released into the atmosphere causing a "volcanic winter" and the worldwide temperatures were reduced by an average of 1.2 C (2.2 F) for a period of about five years.

The total event has an estimated Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 6. It was the equivalent to 200 megatons of TNT about 13,000 times the nuclear yield of the Little Boy bomb that devastated Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II. It had about four times the yield of Tsar Bomba, the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated.

A new volcanic island emerged from the remnants of the Krakatoa caldera in 1927. It is called Anak Krakatoa, or "Child of Krakatoa," and is the current location of eruptive activity.

The Krakatoa eruption of 1883 was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded time. Over 36,000 deaths were attributed to the eruption and the subsequent tsunamis it created. The rest of the world felt the effects from the fallout of the eruption for days and even weeks.

This small volcanic bomb is intact and is from Anak Krakatoa. It has a stretched teardrop shape.

Size: 76mm L X 16mm W X 11mm D; Display case size: 5 1/2" W X 4 1/2" W X 3/4" D

Ships with display case, tag, information and COA. Stand and cube not included.

Obtained in a geological trade with a major scientific institution.

FREE PRIORITY SHIPPING (2-3 days) IN THE USA! Expedite is available.