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Latest news from Krakatau:
Monday, Oct 22, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [Leer más]
Vulcanian eruption at Krakatau on the evening of 13 Oct 2018 (image: Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery)
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
A small group of VolcanoDiscovery stayed on the island group during a Volcano Special tour from 13-19 Oct: the volcano's activity during this time fluctuated between phases of mild to strong ash venting along with occasional strombolian activity, as well as intermittent powerful vulcanian-type explosions. ... [Leer más]
Krakatau erupting on May 27, 1883. From Symons, G., 1888, The Eruption of Krakatau and Subsequent phenomena: Reports of the Krakatau Committee of the Royal Society, Trubner, London.
Krakatau erupting on May 27, 1883. From Symons, G., 1888, The Eruption of Krakatau and Subsequent phenomena: Reports of the Krakatau Committee of the Royal Society, Trubner, London.
 

Krakatoa volcano

Caldera 813 m (2,667 ft.) / Anak Krakatau: 189 m
Sunda Strait, Indonesia, -6.1°S / 105.42°E
Current status: erupción (4 out of 5)
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Last update: 22 Oct 2018
Typical eruption style: Explosivo. La construcción de un cono de ceniza isla (Anak Krakatau) dentro de la caldera formada por la erupción de 1883. Frecuente actividad estromboliana.
Erupciones del volcán Krakatoa: 1530, 1680-81, 1684, 1883 (Plinian eruption), 1927-30, 1931-32, 1932-34, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938-40, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1946-47, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1958-59, 1959-63, 1965(?), 1969(?), 1972-73, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1992-93, 1994-95, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007-8, April 2009-early 2010, Oct 2010 - March 2011, July-Oct 2011, Jan-May + Sep 2012, 2015(?), 2017, 2018Violent eruption of Krakatau showering the summit cone with incandescent bombs.No hay terremotos recientes
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Krakatau, un pequeño grupo de islas en el estrecho de Sunda, entre las islas de Sumatra y Java es uno de los volcanes más famosos del mundo. Es una caldera en su mayoría sumergido con 3 islas exteriores pertenecientes a la llanta y un nuevo cono, Anak Krakatau, que ha estado formando una nueva isla desde 1927 y sigue siendo muy activa.
Krakatau espectacularmente explotó en una devastadora erupción pliniana 1883 que mató a más de 30.000 personas (en su mayoría por los enormes tsunamis provocados por la erupción). La erupción fue uno de los primeros eventos de noticias globales después de líneas telegráficas habían conectado los diferentes continentes.

Background:

El famoso volcán Krakatoa (o Krakatoa) se encuentra en el estrecho de Sunda, entre Java y Sumatra. El colapso de la ancestral edificio de Krakatoa, tal vez en el año 416 dC, formado de una caldera de 7 km de ancho. Los restos de este volcán ancestrales se conservan en Verlaten y las Islas Lang, posteriormente, Rakata, Danan y volcanes Perbuwatan se formaron, se fusionan para crear el pre-1883 Krakatoa Island. Colapso de la caldera durante la catastrófica erupción destruyó 1.883 Danan y volcanes Perbuwatan, y sólo dejó un remanente del volcán Rakata. Esta erupción, la más grande en Indonesia durante el segundo tiempo histórico, causó más de 36.000 víctimas mortales, la mayoría de, como resultado de devastadores tsunamis que barrieron las costas adyacentes de Sumatra y Java. Oleadas piroclásticas viajaron 40 kilómetros de diámetro el estrecho de Sunda y llegó a la costa de Sumatra. Después de un reposo de menos de medio siglo, el cono posterior a la caída de Anak Krakatau (hijo de Krakatoa) se construyó dentro de la caldera 1883 en un punto entre los conos de antiguos Danan y Perbuwatan. Anak Krakatau ha sido el escenario de frecuentes erupciones desde 1927.
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Fuente: GVP, Smithsonian Institution

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Latest satellite images

NASA satellite image of the Sunda Strait, Indonesia
NASA satellite image of the Sunda Strait, Indonesia
NASA satellite image of the island group of Krakatau.
NASA satellite image of the island group of Krakatau.
Close-up of Anak Krakatau volcanic island, with its recent lava flows well visible.
Close-up of Anak Krakatau volcanic island, with its recent lava flows well visible.

Krakatoa - the world's most infamous volcano

The island group of Krakatoa (or Krakatau) lies in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra.  Krakatoa is infamous for its violent Plinian eruption in 1883, that destroyed the previous volcanic edifice and enlarged its caldera.
Collapse of the former volcanic edifice, perhaps in 416 AD, had formed a 7-km-wide caldera.  Remnants of this ancestral volcano are preserved in Verlaten and Lang Islands; subsequently Rakata, Danan and Perbuwatan volcanoes were formed, coalescing to create the pre-1883 Krakatoa island.  Caldera collapse during the catastrophic 1883 eruption destroyed Danan and Perbuwatan volcanoes, and left only a remnant of Rakata volcano. 
This eruption, the 2nd largest in Indonesia during historical time (the most violent being the eruption of Tambora in 1815), caused more than 36,000 fatalities, most as a result of devastating tsunamis that swept the adjacent coastlines of Sumatra and Java.  Pyroclastic surges traveled 40 km across the Sunda Strait and reached the Sumatra coast.  After a quiescence of less than a half century, the post-collapse cone of Anak Krakatoa ("Child of Krakatoa") was constructed within the 1883 caldera at a point between the former cones of Danan and Perbuwatan.  Anak Krakatau has been the site of frequent eruptions since 1927.


(adapted from GVP)


Krakatau volcano, Sunda Strait: Krakatau Volcano Special
(expedition to study & observe Anak Krakatau volcano and its activity)
Expedition to active Anak Krakatau volcano
3 -7 days - Fácil
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18-24 nov 2018
NEW expeditions to the current eruption: 12-17 + 15-20 October 2018!
This is your chance to get to know one of the most famous volcanoes with an expert!

During this physically easy expedition, you have the unique opportunity to experience one of the world's most beautiful and powerful volcanoes. The exact itinerary varies from tour date to tour date, but we usually spend between 2 and 4 full days and nights on and around the volcanic islands of Krakatau. Depending on the intensity of Anak Krakatau's activity we either camp on the beach of the active volcano itself or make our camp on one of the surrounding islands. Watching Krakatau's fireworks when it is active is truly spectacular and we will do so from various viewpoints both on Anak Krakatau itself and the neighboring islands, using the chartered boat we have at our disposal.

Even when there is no eruption, the active volcano of Anak Krakatau with its lunar landscapes, fumaroles and frozen lava flows, and the surrounding islands' spectacular pumice cliffs on what remains of the island complex destroyed in 1883, is well worth exploring. Your expedition leader and tour guide Andi has been closely watching this volcano's activity and changes over the past 15 years and will happily share his geological knowledge with you!

Hot springs and beautiful coral reefs and other natural highlights of this unique bioreserve make this a perfect trip if you like a volcano extension out from Jakarta. The tasty camping food with fresh fish and overall excellent organization by our experienced local crew round up this trip into an unforgettable travel adventure. ...información de MS
 

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