Pumice and dust of Krakatoa Anonymous
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Pumice and dust of Krakatoa
Sections of Krakatoa pumice and volcanic dust at x50 and x250 magnifications. Krakatoa, the island in the Sunda Strait, Indonesia, erupted in catastrophic explosions on 27 August 1883. Figure 1. Sections of pumice from earlier period of the eruption (May 1883) at x50 magnification. Figure 2. Cross section of the same pumice x50 magnification. Figure 3. Common pumice of Krakatoa x50 magnification. Figure 4. Section of artificial pumice at x50 magnification. Figure 5. Pumice dust which fel aboard the vessel Arabella 1,100 miles distant from the volcano, at x250 magnification. Figure 6. Section of similar material at x250 magnification. Plate 4 from The eruption of Krakatoa, and subsequent phenomena. Report of the Krakatoa Committee of the Royal Society, edited by G.J.Symons (London, Trubner & Co., 1888).
Original: lithograph . 1888
- Image reference: RS-10673
- The Royal Society
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