Link of the Day: I Didn’t Know Volcanoes Had a Richter Scale. Also, I Thought Krakatoa Would Score Higher

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  1. I suppose they’re limiting Krakatoa to the major activity that was the focus of The Time Tunnel (where I first heard of Krakatoa). In real life, the eruption phase lasted from May 1883 to at least October 1883, and possibly into February 1884. Whether the total ejecta volume reached VEI 7 or not, I wouldn’t have a clue. But with months of activity, there was doubtless much more than the 20km3 of the late August blast.



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