Foto: Singkapan Breksi di lepas pantai Ciletuh, Selatan Jawa (Harbowo, 2016)
Between Java and Sumatra islands there was a sleeping giant. There stand alone in the middle of the sea and waiting to awake and make a loud noise. 1883 is the year when she was awake before take a long sleep. Take a huge eruption and make a wide destruction, all people around the world must know who she is. You’re right, Krakatoa. It is the name of the symbol of natural destruction in the modern age, the most dangerous volcano from the past time. Killed almost ten thousand people and make a widespread catastrophe. In that time, Indonesia still dominates with Netherlands colonies and there a no many documented records except from Netherlands government.
Today Krakatoa still active but not given a signify dangerous. But, Krakatoa has a several threat still hidden for our future, are she will erupt again? How large is it? We still can see the lava and the volcanic ash erupted from that volcano, it indicated that the volcano still had magma in high pressure.
Otherwise, in the land of Krakatoa, today we can see the vegetation grows around island margin. Their seeds come from main island, Java and Sumatera. It’s very surprising that succession has been happened in Krakatoa. We can categorize it as primary succession, the environment recovery step after totally destruction from catastrophic event.
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