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Acutalités volcaniques sur le Krakatau:
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 18 May 2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [details]
Friday, May 17, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [details]
Spectacular explosion in Oct 2018
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.
 

Krakatau volcan

Caldera 813 m (2,667 ft.) / Anak Krakatau: 189 m
Sunda Strait, Indonesia, -6.1°S / 105.42°E
Condition actuelle: Activité petite ou avertissement éruption imminente (3 sur 5)
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Last update: 18 May 2019 (Volcanic Ash Advisory)
Style éruptif tipique: Explosive. Construction of a cinder cone  island (Anak Krakatau) inside the caldera formed by the 1883 eruption. Frequent strombolian activity.
Eruptions du volcan Krakatau: 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, 2018 (22 Dec eruption & tsunami)Violent eruption of Krakatau showering the summit cone with incandescent bombs.
HeureMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 21 May 2019
Tue, 21 May 21:46 UTCM 3.3 / 10 km22 kmSunda Strait, Indonesia
Sun, 12 May 2019
Sun, 12 May 23:25 UTCM 3.2 / 21 km17 kmSunda Strait, Indonesia
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Mon, 15 Apr 09:51 UTCM 4.0 / 126 km24 kmSunda Strait, Indonesia
Krakatau, a small island group in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java is one of the world's most famous volcanoes. It is a mostly submerged caldera with 3 outer islands belonging to the rim and a new cone, Anak Krakatau, that has been forming a new island since 1927 and remains highly active.
Krakatau exploded spectacularly in a devastating Plinian eruption 1883 that killed more than 30,000 people (mostly by the huge tsunamis triggered by the eruption). The eruption was one of the first global news events after telegraph lines had connected the different continents.

Introduction:

The renowned volcano Krakatau (or Krakatoa) lies in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra. Collapse of the ancestral Krakatau edifice, perhaps in 416 AD, 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 Krakatau 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, 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 Krakatau (Child of Krakatau) 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.
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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution

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Voyages au volcan Krakatau
Du Krakatau à Bali (16-jours d'étude à la découverte des volcans de Java, Indonésie)
Rêve Planétaire - Le Tour des Volcans du Monde (4 semaines de découvertes autour du Monde à Hawai'i - Vanuatu - Nouvelle Zélande - Indonésie)
Spécial Volcan Krakatau (expédition pour étudier et observer l'activité du volcan l'Anak Krakatau)

Derniers images satellite

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)
Le Krakatau, détroit de la Sonde: Spécial Volcan Krakatau
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14-17 août 2019
Depuis juillet 2011, le Krakatau est de nouveau en éruption.
Nous assistons à la reprise spectaculaire de l’activité éruptive de l’Anak Krakatau dans le détroit de la Sonde. Pour cette raison, nous vous offrons la chance de voir et de vivre en direct ce merveilleux spectacle volcanique! Une expédition spéciale éruption- Krakatau s’organise prochainement. C’est l’occasion ou jamais de partir avec l’un de nos volcanologues. Contactez-nous pour participer à l’une de nos expéditions, sur demande entre 1 et 10 personnes. ...plus d'infos
 

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