January 2005. Asia struggles to clear up after the 2004 Tsunami and comes to terms with the appalling destruction that claimed the lives of over 250,000 men, women and children. Tragically this was not a one-off event. This catastrophe has happened before and will certainly happen again. 122 years ago another natural disaster struck in the same geologically active region of Indonesia. This disaster was not caused by an undersea earthquake, of the kind that created the December 2004 tsunami, but by the volcano Krakatoa. This documentary by Aerospace Engineering is the story of that eruption, but it is also an account of the first tentative steps toward understanding the terrible power of Earth's natural forces.
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[Source: Aerospace Engineering.]