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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
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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:

Krakatoa volcano (Indonesia): violent eruption, ash to 47,000 ft altitude

Fri, 10 Apr 2020, 21:45
21:45 PM | BY: T
Lava fountains from Anak Krakatau this evening (image: MAGMA Indonesia webcam)
Lava fountains from Anak Krakatau this evening (image: MAGMA Indonesia webcam)
Lava fountains seen from the observatory near Carita (image: MAGMA Indonesia)
Lava fountains seen from the observatory near Carita (image: MAGMA Indonesia)
A large magmatic eruption is taking place at the volcano right now. Based on satellite imagery, VAAC Darwin spotted a high-level ash and SO2 plume reaching 47,000 ft (15 km) altitude moving WNW.
A strong thermal hot spot is detected as well. Both the webcam on Anak Krakatau Island and from the coast (in 40 km distance) show strong lava fountaining from the volcano.
This seems to be the strongest eruptive phase since the violent phreatomagmatic activity following the partial collapse of the volcano on 22 Dec 2018, which had triggered a deadly tsunami that killed hundreds of people on Java's west coast.
Video and chronology of the eruption:


The eruption produced a significant SO2 plume that can be seen on satellite data:
Previous news
Wed, 25 Mar 2020, 08:31
An ash plume from Krakatau volcano today (image: PVMBG)
After a month of calm, activity of the volcano continues at moderately levels. PVMBG reported that several small explosions occurred from the active crater. An ash plumes reached 3,000 ft (914 m) altitude. ... read all

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