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Krakatoa Volcano Eruption: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can explore the topic of the "Krakatoa volcano eruption" further using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    Krakatoa, Java, red, sunset, tidal wave, waves, earthquake, destroyed, Sumatra, Sunda Strait, green sun, volcano
  • Be aware that the volcano name is sometimes spelled as Krakatoa, Krakatau or Krakatowa.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for particular event in order to narrow your results. To narrow your results for this topic, search between August – December 1883.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America