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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
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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 EMISSION TO FL050 OBS AT 17/1000Z MOV S OBS VA DTG: 17/1030Z to 5000 ft (1500 m)

Friday Apr 17, 2020 10:45 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 17 Apr 2020
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 17 Apr 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 5000 ft (1500 m) altitude or flight level 050 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU01 at 10:29 UTC, 17/04/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200417/1030Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: KRAKATAU 262000
PSN: S0606 E10525
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 813M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/41
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSION TO FL050 OBS AT 17/1000Z MOV S
OBS VA DTG: 17/1030Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL050 S0605 E10523 - S0606 E10529 - S0612
E10534 - S0620 E10524 - S0614 E10514 MOV S 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 17/1630Z SFC/FL050 S0604 E10525 - S0605
E10529 - S0633 E10527 - S0622 E10503
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 17/2230Z SFC/FL050 S0604 E10528 - S0632
E10535 - S0631 E10511 - S0604 E10523
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 18/0430Z SFC/FL050 S0603 E10526 - S0619
E10544 - S0631 E10524 - S0605 E10521
RMK: VA ERUPTION TO FL050 OBSERVED ON 17/1000Z SAT IMAGERY.
HEIGHT AND FCST BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 SAT IMAGERY, JAKARTA
17/0000Z SOUNDING, AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200417/1630Z

Previous news
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020
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 all

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