There were several eruptions that were documented. Though the most famous and destructive was in 1883, when it blew itself to pieces. Worth noting is that there is currently a new volcano forming inside/ontop of it, called Anak Krakatau ("Child of Krakatoa"), which is currently very active, growing at a rate of about 5 inches per week. The 1883 eruption ejected approximately 21 cubic kilometres (5.0 cu mi) of rock, ash and Pumice . and generated the loudest sound historically reported: the cataclysmic explosion was distinctly heard as far away as Perth in Australia approx. 1,930 miles (3,110 km), and the island of Rodriges approx. 3,000 miles (5,000 km) distant. Near Krakatoa, according to official records, 165 villages and towns were destroyed and 132 seriously damaged, at least 36,417 (official toll) people died, and many thousands were injured by the eruption, mostly from the tsunamis that followed the explosion. The eruption destroyed two-thirds of the island of Krakatoa. August 26, 1883. That was the last massive eruption of Krakatau/Krakatoa. It still erupts quite often. The last confirmed eruption occurred in 2008. I think Mount Krakatoa has erupted 17 times.
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