Steers (island)

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Steers was an island in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra. It, and a neighboring island Calmeyer, were created from volcanic products from the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, in the Sebesi Channel between Krakatoa and Sebesi, which was a fairly shallow area (abt 20 m before the eruption).

Steers was the slightly larger of the two, but never was more than 3 meters above the waterline. They rather quickly were eroded away by wave action, and gone within two years. Sandbanks bearing the names still remain.


Simkin & Fiske; Krakatau 1883: The Volcanic Eruption & Its Effects (1983)