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Krakatau volcano
Caldera 813 m (2,667 ft.) / Anak Krakatau: 189 m
Sunda Strait, Indonesia, -6.1°S / 105.42°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Krakatau volcano eruptions:
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), 2019-ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Explosive. Construction of a cinder cone  island (Anak Krakatau) inside the caldera formed by the 1883 eruption. Frequent strombolian activity.
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Krakatau volcano news & eruption updates:

Fri, 17 Apr 2020, 10:45
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 17 Apr 2020
Thu, 16 Apr 2020, 09:15
Tue, 14 Apr 2020, 11:28
Moment of the explosion at Anak Krakatau last night (image: VSI webcam)
The volcano remains active. While it has been mostly comparably most of the time, it is emitting lots of gas and steam, probably small explosions, and at night shows near constant glow. Read more... read all
Mon, 13 Apr 2020, 06:15
Sun, 12 Apr 2020, 12:00
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 12 Apr 2020
Sun, 12 Apr 2020, 00:00
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 11 Apr 2020
Sat, 11 Apr 2020, 19:35
Incandescence from the active crater of Anak Krakatau (image: Magma Indonesia webcam)
After last night's paroxysm, activity continues at lower levels. The webcam on the island shows incandescence at the crater and VAAC Darwin reported low-level ash clouds during the day. Read more...
Sat, 11 Apr 2020, 10:41
Lava fountain at Anak Krakatau last night
Last night's violent paroxysm at Anak Krakatau ended abruptly around 08:00 morning local time. Fortunately, the webcam on the island survived the eruption although it seems it was hit by a projectile at 02:33 local time, when it suddenly tilted. Read more... read all
Sat, 11 Apr 2020, 10:00
Fri, 10 Apr 2020, 22:45

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