Krakatau volcano (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): powerful explosions yesterday
Sun, 19 Mar 2023, 15:27 15:27 PM | BY: MARTIN
Vigorous eruption from Krakatau yesterday (image: PVMBG)
The intermittent explosive and near-constant degassing activity from the cinder cone continues.
Degassing activity from Krakatau as visible from satellite on 8 March (image: Sentinel-2)
A couple of vulcanian-sized explosions appeared at the volcano within a seven hours time-span yesterday.
Dense white-to-grey, grey ash plumes rose about 457-657 meters above the crater and drifted to the southwest of the volcano.
The seismic network reported seismic signals with maximum amplitudes of 38 and 46 mm and a duration of 53 and 41 seconds.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 19 March 2023
Our volcano expedition scheduled to visit Krakatau and Karangetang from 2-14 April will bring direct observations.
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