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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)
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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Krakatoa (Krakatau) volcano news & eruption updates:

Anak Krakatau volcano (Indonesia): new eruptive phase with powerful explosions, ash reaching 130 km distance

Monday Sep 03, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

Heat sources from Krakatau detected over the past 7 days (MODIS image, univ. Hawai'i)
Heat sources from Krakatau detected over the past 7 days (MODIS image, univ. Hawai'i)
A new phase of activity has started at Krakatau volcano. A large explosion occurred early today and produced an ash plume that reached 14,000 ft (4.2 km) according to Darwin VAAC who first observed it at 01:32 GMT.
Ash fall has reached Lampung and over several subdistricts in Bandarlampung, at about 130 kilometers distance. Authorities have issued a warning for local residents and tourists not to approach the volcano.
"It is rather unusual for the dust to be this thick," said Juniardi, a resident of Bandarlampung who complained that the falling dust was also hampering visibility, the Jakarta Globe writes.
According to the news article, the activity of Anak Krakatau has been on the rise over the past few days, reaching almost 90 eruptions per day.
Nurhuda said the report showed the volcano spewed red hot lava up to 300 meters above its peak. "More than 100 volcanic quakes and tremors have been recorded," he added.
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Previous news
Panorama of the summit crater of Anak Krakatau (2 July 2012)
Saturday, Jul 07, 2012
During our recent expedition to Krakatau volcano, we could no longer see the lava dome active during Feb-May this year. Probably, the magma column had dropped in mid to late May and the dome collapsed. At its place, there were only 2 collapse pits, very hot ground and intense degassing from numerous fumaroles inside and outside of the now large summit crater. ... [more]

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Our group to Krakatau during 13-14 May observed a new little crater in the west, next to the active main crater. ... [more]
The growing lava dome inside Anak Krakatau's summit crater on 7 May 2012 (photo: Cornel Popescu)
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
As a recent visit to Anak Krakatau shows, the summit lava dome inside the crater continues to grow. So far, no significant explosive activity seems to have taken place, but that could change quickly. [more]
Ash venting at Krakatau on 7 April 2012 (photo: Øystein Lund Andersen)
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012
It appears that a new vent has opened at the new lava dome of Anak Krakatau volcano and started to emit ash, as Øystein Lund Andersen reports from a recent visit: ... [more]
The growing lava dome inside Anak Krakatau's summit crater on 26 March 2012 (photo: Andi Rosati / VolcanoDiscovery)
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012
An active lava dome is growing inside the summit crater of Krakatau volcano. Our tour expedition leader Andi just returned from a visit and reports that the dome is now about 100 m wide, and has 2 main active vents that eject jets of incandescent gas. ... [more]

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