Mt. Krakatoa, the volcano exploded in 1883, killing 36,417 people. The explosion is considered to be the loudest sound ever heard in modern history, with reports of it being heard nearly 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from its point of origin. The shock wave from the explosion was recorded on barographs around the globe. The eruptions of Krakatoa culminated in a series of massive explosions on August 26–27, 1883, which were among the most violent volcanic events in modern and recorded history.