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The loudest recorded sound?

The loudest sound recorded in the annals of history if not recorded on actual audio gear was apparently the 1883 Krakatoa volcanic eruption according to Aatish Bhatia’s fabulous article. Some outtakes: The sound was 172 dB SPL 100 miles away based on a barometer measuring the pulse at 2.5 inches of mercury Sound waves (the […]

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