The terrifying sound of the Krakatoa Eruption in 1883 – The loudest blast ever recorded

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First recording of the Krakatoa volcanic eruption in 1883. Picture via Youtube video

What you are going to listen to is the loudest sound ever recorded in human history.

This terrifying noise is that of the Krakatoa volcanic eruption on August, 27, 1883.

The blast was heard 3,100 miles away and burst the eardrums of sailor 40 miles (64km) away.

The video above features one of the first sound recording of the actual eruption.

Additionally the volcanic explosion is also one of the earliest sound recordings of all time since the phonograph was only invented in 1877. The first human voice recording was in 1860.

More strange recordings and sounds on Wikipedia, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. There was an adventure movie called<i£ Krakatoa East of Java. Way back. By today’s standards, it would be deemed kinda shlocky. However, as a youth, it was pretty fun.
    That recording was bizarre.

    Blew out a guy’s eardrum 40 miles away. Wow.

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