Seen from space: the volcanic eruption that likely triggered Indonesia’s devastating tsunami

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In Indonesia, they call it “Anak Krakatoa, meaning “child of Krakatoa.” It’s a volcano that rose from the sea in the 1920s decades after one of the most deadly volcanic cataclysms in recorded history killed tens of thousands of people and all but obliterated the island of Krakatoa, east of Java. Now, Anak Krakatau has itself brought great misery to Indonesia, with an eruption that apparently triggered an underwater landslide, which in turn sent a tsunami racing toward the western tip o