Artwork of explosion of Krakatau in 1883

Artwork of explosion of Krakatau in 1883

E380/0224 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 29.5MB

Downloadable file size: 3.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Volcanos By Hardy

Credit: DAVID HARDY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Artwork depicting the explosion of Krakatau (or Krakatoa) in August 1883. Krakatau was an uninhabited island in the Sunda Straits between Java and Sumatra. Volcanic activity began on 20 May 1883, and continued until late August. At 10am local time on 27 August 1883, the island exploded. This was probably the loudest sound in recorded history, being heard over 4000 km away and the shock wave in the air being detected all over the globe. The ensuing tsunami waves up to 40 metres high killed 36,380 people and destroyed 163 villages. Rocks were thrown 55 km into the air, and some ash fell on ships 6000 km away. About 24 square kilometres of the island had disappeared.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: artwork, explosion, geology, krakatau, krakatoa, motion action, move movement moving, volcano

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.