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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: restless (2 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
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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Krakatau volcano news & eruption updates:

Krakatau volcano (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): new activity

Thu, 4 Aug 2011, 10:37
10:37 AM |
In recent weeks, small activity has resumed at the summit crater of Anak Krakatau, as satellite data show. The volcano has been producing occasional ash explosions, reaching few 100 meters height.
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Previous news
Thu, 24 Mar 2011, 17:52
According to Indonesian news, the activity at Krakatau volcano has ceased and the eruption is considered to be over. How long the repose will last, time will tell. ... read all
Tue, 15 Feb 2011, 10:31
As observed during the past two days, Anak Krakatau is still active, with weak ash emissions at irregular intervals ranging from several hours to 10 minutes, with about 10 estimated as a daily total. We observed maximum plume heights of 500-1000 m, and rocks projected no further than the summit cone itself. At night, no incandescence was visible. ... read all
Mon, 31 Jan 2011, 08:05
According to local news, Krakatau continues to produce strong explosions, producing ash plumes up to 1200 m high. read all
Mon, 24 Jan 2011, 14:24
Krakatau continues to erupt in the Sunda Strait. In January, explosions increased in intensity and size, causing ash fall on the coast 40 km away. ... read all
Sat, 13 Nov 2010, 08:59
A small group of VolcanoDiscovery visited Krakatau between 9-11 November: During this time, we observed strong ash emissions from the summit crater, a twin crater with two craters separated by a narrow ridge, one breached to the SE at the same position of the older summit crater and one facing to the NW. The 2007-2009 crater and lava dome complex to the S beneath the summit crater are mostly covered, but still morphologically visible. ... read all
 

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