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Krakatoa(Encyclopedia)Krakatoa krkt´, krä– [key] or Krakataukräkätou´ [key], volcanic island, c.5 sq mi (13 sq km), W Indonesia, in Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra; rising to 2,667 ft (813 m). A moment...
Krakatau(Encyclopedia)Krakatau, volcanic island, Indonesia: see Krakatoa.
Anak Krakatau(Encyclopedia)Anak Krakatau, island and volcano, Indonesia: see under Krakatoa.
Thíra(Encyclopedia)Thíra or Theraboth: thr´ [key], volcanic island (1991 pop. 9,360), c.30 sq mi (80 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea. One of the Cyclades, Thíra is also known as Santorini, for St. Irene, the...
dust, atmospheric(Encyclopedia)dust, atmospheric, minute particles slowly settling or suspended by slight currents and existing in varying amounts in all air. There is least dust at high levels over the ocean and most at low levels...
crater(Encyclopedia)crater, circular, bowl-shaped depression on the earth's surface. (For a discussion of lunar craters, see moon.) Simple craters are bowl-shaped with a raised outer rim. Complex craters have a raised ce...
tsunami(Encyclopedia)tsunami tsoonä´m [key], series of catastrophic ocean waves generated by submarine movements, which may be caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides beneath the ocean, or an asteroid ...
volcano(Encyclopedia)volcano, vents or fissures in the earth's crust through which gases, molten rock, or lava, and solid fragments are discharged. Their study is called volcanology. The term volcano is commonly applied b...
Indonesia(Encyclopedia)Indonesia ndn´zh [key], officially Republic of Indonesia, republic (2015 est. pop. 258,162,000), c.735,000 sq mi (1,903,650 sq km), SE Asia, in the Malay Archipelago. The fourth most populo...
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