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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: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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:

Krakatau volcano (Indonesia): strong explosion last night

Tuesday Apr 14, 2020 11:28 AM | BY: T

Moment of the explosion at Anak Krakatau last night (image: VSI webcam)
Moment of the explosion at Anak Krakatau last night (image: VSI webcam)
Glowing lava bombs have landed on the outer slope
Glowing lava bombs have landed on the outer slope
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.
In addition, a powerful explosion occurred from its crater last night, at 20:54 local time.
The eruption lasted only a few minutes and was probably a vulcanian-type event. Glowing lava bombs landed on the outer slope of Anak Krakatau. Here's the event captured by the webcam still operating on the island:
Previous news
Incandescence from the active crater of Anak Krakatau (image: Magma Indonesia webcam)
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020
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. ... [more]
Lava fountain at Anak Krakatau last night
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020
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. ... [more]

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