Krakatau volcano news & eruption updates:
Saturday, Oct 15, 2011
Our reporter Doni / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia spoke with the Krakatau volcano observatory of Anak Krakatau in Pasauran near Anyer, West-Java, and was told that after a brief violent eruption "the volcano has been back to normal again or quieted" now. We will follow the situation closely and report more news as soon as we have it.
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011
Øystein Lund Andersen sent a report about his recent visit to the Krakatau obsvervation post on West-Java last weekend: ...more [read all]
Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011
A new eruption occurred at Anak Krakatau yesterday (3 Oct). A large (2-3 km high) ash cloud was seen rising from the volcano observatory on Java's west coast and is seen in a news TV video. ...more [read all]
Sunday, Oct 02, 2011
Krakatau volcano (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): increased seismicity, alert level raised to 3 (out of 4)
Increased seismic activity recorded at Anak Krakatau has been detected in recent days, suggesting a new eruptive phase might be under way. The Indonesian Volcanological Survey has raised the alert level to 3 (out of 4).
Tuesday, Sep 06, 2011
Our colleague Chris Weber who is currently touring on Java reported observing small lava fountains from a vent inside the summit crater of Anak Krakatau volcano. The fountains reached a height of ca. 10 meters.
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011
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The active lava dome ("dry lava lake"?) inside the crater of Anak Krakatau on 8 August (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery)
Thursday, Aug 04, 2011
In recent weeks, small activity has resumed at the summit crater of Anak Krakatau, as satellite data show. The volcano has been producing occasional ash explosions, reaching few 100 meters height.
Thursday, Mar 24, 2011
According to Indonesian news, the activity at Krakatau volcano has ceased and the eruption is considered to be over. How long the repose will last, time will tell.
Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011
As observed during the past two days, Anak Krakatau is still active, with weak ash emissions at irregular intervals ranging from several hours to 10 minutes, with about 10 estimated as a daily total. We observed maximum plume heights of 500-1000 m, and rocks projected no further than the summit cone itself. At night, no incandescence was visible.
Monday, Jan 31, 2011
According to local news, Krakatau continues to produce strong explosions, producing ash plumes up to 1200 m high. ...more
Monday, Jan 24, 2011
Krakatau continues to erupt in the Sunda Strait. In January, explosions increased in intensity and size, causing ash fall on the coast 40 km away.