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Krakatoa: The loudest Sound the Earth Has Ever Made

In a recent surprise AMA by Charles Hoskinson, he discussed the things that bring him joy. These things usually relate to astonishing occurrences and characterististics of our world and the Universe. One of these occurrences he mentioned was Krakatoa, a volcanic eruption 136 years ago that was perhaps the loudest sound to ever occur on the planet we live on. Registering at a sound pressure of 172 Decibels 100 miles away from the event, the Krakatoa eruption was so astonishingly loud, that it nearly breached the limits of what we call "sound". The sound waves traveled around the entire planet 4 times, and could be clearly heard by people on the direct opposite side of the Earth. The energy released was equivalent to over 13 thousand Nuclear Bombs.


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