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An Island Comes to life again

One of the greatest explosions ever occured on August 27, 1883 when the volcanic island of Krakatoa erupted. The explosion was heard up to a distance of 4800 km and the shock was felt in California 14,500 km away. The explosion threw up a huge wave that wiped out 163 villages and killed some 36,000 people. Nothing survived the explosion. Not an ant or a blade of grass was left on Krakatoa.
But the island did not remain barren for long. Within a few years there were plants and trees growing there and animals began to move on the land again. 40 years after the explosion a thick forest covered the island and provided a home for 1200 species of animals including rats, bats and pythons.
Krakatoa had died and come to life.

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