Volcanic eruption movies of Krakatoa: “Krakatoa, The Last Days” (2006), “Krakatau” (1977) & “Krakatoa, East of Java” (1969)


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THE 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) began on August 26, 1883 (with origins as early as May of that year) and culminated with several destructive eruptions of the remaining caldera. On August 27, two thirds of Krakatoa collapsed in a chain of titanic explosions, destroying most of the island and its surrounding archipelago. Additional alleged seismic activity continued to be reported until February 1884, though reports of those after October 1883 were later dismissed by Rogier Verbeek’s investigation. It was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history, with at least 36,417 deaths being attributed to the eruption itself and the tsunamis it created. Significant additional effects were also felt around the world.


Mount Krakatoa

Mount Krakatoa

Krakatoa, The Last Days (2006)


Krakatau (1977)

Krakatoa, East of Java (1969)

Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
Produced by William R. Forman Philip Yordan
Written by Bernard Gordon Clifford Newton Gould
Starring Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Sal Mineo, Sumi Haru, Jacqui Chan
Music by Frank De Vol, Mack David
Distributed by Cinerama Releasing Corporation
Release dates May 14, 1969
Running time 131 min
Language English



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