By late summer of this year, 120 years will have passed since the
greatest natural disaster to occur on this planet since mankind
began recording history some 30,000 years ago.
It was exactly 10:02 a.m. on Monday, August 27, 1883 when the small
volcanic island of Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait between Java and
Sumatra blew itself out of existence with an explosion that was
heard thousands of miles away and that resulted in the deaths of