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Krakatau volcano (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): intense explosions this morning

Mon, 23 Jan 2023, 05:59 05:59 AM | BY: MARTIN
The vigorous explosion and dense grey ash column from Krakatau volcano this morning (image: PVMBG)
The vigorous explosion and dense grey ash column from Krakatau volcano this morning (image: PVMBG)
10 minutes after the previous eruption, another powerful blast occurred (image: PVMBG)
10 minutes after the previous eruption, another powerful blast occurred (image: PVMBG)
The intermittent explosive and near-constant degassing activity from the cinder cone continues.
Four eruptions appeared at the volcano today so far in a 1.5-hour time range of between 08:00 and 09:30 local time, of which two events seemed to be quite powerful, judging from the PVMBG surveillance cameras.
Dense grey ash plumes rose about 300-500 meters above the crater and dissipated to the southeast of the volcano.
The seismic network reported seismic signals with maximum amplitudes of 60 and 53 mm and a duration of 143, 121 and 38 seconds.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 23 January 2023

Our volcano expedition From Krakatau to Bali from 16-31 May this year includes to visit Krakatau and bring direct observations.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2023, 15:00

Krakatau volcano (Sunda Strait) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 11 January-17 January 2023 (Continuing Activity)

PVMBG reported that the eruption at Anak Krakatau continued. At 1754 on 11 January a dense gray ash plume rose around 200 m above the summit and drifted NE, followed by dense black ash plumes at 2241 and 2325 on 11 January and at 0046 on 12 January that rose 200-300 m and drifted NE. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-4), and the public was warned to stay at least 5 km away from the crater. ... Read all
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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: erupting (4 out of 5) 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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