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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:

Krakatau Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL470 MOV NW AND ONGOING EMISSION TO FL370 MOV W to 47000 ft (14300 m)

Fri, 10 Apr 2020, 22:45
22:45 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 47000 ft (14300 m) altitude or flight level 470 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU02 at 22:43 UTC, 10/04/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200410/2245Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: KRAKATAU 262000
PSN: S0606 E10525
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 813M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/19
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, VOLCAT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL470 MOV NW AND ONGOING EMISSION TO
FL370 MOV W
OBS VA DTG: 10/2245Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL370 S0611 E10527 - S0610 E10304 - S0534
E10257 - S0505 E10339 - S0602 E10530 MOV W 20KT SFC/FL470
S0544 E10450 - S0531 E10411 - S0442 E10312 - S0409 E10343 -
S0517 E10508 MOV NW 25KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 11/0445Z SFC/FL370 S0611 E10527 - S0611
E10243 - S0514 E10243 - S0502 E10353 - S0555 E10531
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 11/1045Z SFC/FL370 S0611 E10526 - S0612
E10226 - S0514 E10227 - S0451 E10318 - S0602 E10530
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 11/1645Z SFC/FL370 S0612 E10525 - S0612
E10219 - S0516 E10214 - S0445 E10319 - S0556 E10523
RMK: ONGOING VA EMISSION TO FL370 VISIBLE ON RGB SATELLITE
IMAGERY EXT W, WITH EMISSION TO FL470 MOV NW. VA TO FL470
EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE WITHIN 06 HRS. MET CLOUD HAS STARTED
TO APPROACH THE SUMMIT FROM THE SE. VA HEIGHT AND FCST BASED
ON HIMAWARI-8 10/2200Z IMG AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200411/0145Z

Previous news
Fri, 10 Apr 2020, 21:45
Lava fountains from Anak Krakatau this evening (image: MAGMA Indonesia webcam)
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. ... read all
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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