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Vol Lecture Notes 8

B y la te r a fte r n o o n e x p lo s io n s c o u

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Unformatted text preview: s io n s c o u ld b e h e a r d o v e r a ll o f J a v a . In Jakarta, 150 km away, they are said to be as loud as artillery close at hand. Continues into evening. 5 Night of August 26-27 S ir R o b e r t S a le r e p o r ts th e e r u p tio n c o lu m n a s h a v in g “ a m o s t te r r ib le a p p e a r a n c e , th e d e n s e m a s s o f c lo u d s b e in g c o v e r e d w ith a m u r k y tinge, with fierce flashes of lightening” and h a v in g “ t h e a p p e a r a n c e o f a n im m e n s e p in e tr e e w ith th e s te m a n d b r a n c h e s fo r m e d b y v o lc a n ic lig h te n in g . ” S h ip th e C h a r le s B a l d e s c r ib e s th e n ig h t a s “ a fe a r fu l o n e : th e b lin d in g fa ll o f s a n d a n d s to n e , th e in te n s e b la c k n e s s a b o v e a n d a r o u n d u s , b r o k e n o n ly th e in c e s s a n t g la r e o f lig h tn in g a n d the continued explosive roars of Krakatau.” A t 4 A M th in g s q u ie t d o w n s o m e w h a t. Cataclysm on August 27 Series...
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