Krakatau volcano (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): new eruption, first in 2022

Fri, 4 Feb 2022, 05:46
05:46 AM | BY: MARTIN
Eruption at Krakatau volcano today (image: PVMBG)
Eruption at Krakatau volcano today (image: PVMBG)
The explosive activity continues today (image: PVMB)
The explosive activity continues today (image: PVMB)
The explosion is also visible from satellite (image: ADAM Platform)
The explosion is also visible from satellite (image: ADAM Platform)
A new eruption occurred from the active crater today at 16:15 local time. The explosion was likely phreatic-type, i.e. steam-rich blast of old rock without new magma emerging, that generated an ash-to-gas plume reaching approx. 3,280 ft (1,000 m) altitude and drifted NE.
The PVMBG volcano observatory reported a seismic signal with a maximum amplitude of 10 mm.
The explosive activity at the time of this update is still continuing. The volcano continues to produce frequent small to moderate ash emissions. Ash plumes reached about 7,000 ft (2,100 m) this morning and extended SW of the volcano. The volcano observatory reported a seismic signal with a maximum amplitude of 46 mm and 45 mm and a duration of 49 and 50 seconds, respectively.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 3 February 2022

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