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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:

Krakatau volcano (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): strong thermal signal could suggest new eruptive activity

Sunday Feb 19, 2017 08:51 AM | BY: T

Heat signal from Krakatau volcano (MIROVA)
Heat signal from Krakatau volcano (MIROVA)
As our colleague Marc Szeglat from Vulkane.net noticed, a strong thermal signal from what seems to be the summit of Anak Krakatau has become visible on satellite data during the past days.
What causes the thermal signal exactly is unknown. While non-volcanic causes (e.g. forest fires) cannot be ruled out, it is more likely that a new mass of lava has arrived at the crater, probably in the form of a new dome. In that case, Krakatau might be entering a new eruptive phase (the last significant eruption having being in sep 2012), something which would not be a surprise, statistically.
So far, there is no confirmation, e.g. there have been no significant ash emissions observed, which could mean that the activity (if there is) is only effusive for now. We wait for further information about possible activity and will update as needed.

Note for tours to Krakatau volcano:
As soon as new activity is confirmed and strong enough to merit it, we plan to organize an eruption special tour. if you're potentially interested in joining us on such a coming Krakatau Special, please contact us (best via email or through the inquiry form of the Krakatau Special).
Previous news
Lava flow from Krakatau in Sep 2012 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Sunday, Nov 15, 2015
According to our local correspondent Andi, an isolated (perhaps phreatic) explosion occurred about 12 days ago, affecting the eastern part of the summit flank. No further details are known. ... [more]
Thursday, Jun 04, 2015
PVMBG reported that during 22 April-25 May diffuse white plumes rose 25 m above Anak Krakatau, although foggy weather often prevented observations. ... [more]
Monday, Mar 31, 2014
New activity might have started at the volcano. An aircraft reported having sighted an ash plume from Anak Krakatau this afternoon at 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude. ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 03, 2013
Activity has been low during the past months, and it seems no eruptions have taken place since 28 or 29 March this year. Activity currently consists of weak steaming / degassing. [more]
Our group on the rim of Anak Krakatau's crater
Thursday, Jun 27, 2013
The group of our current trekking tour on Java climbed the summit of Anak Krakatau on 24 June. Climbing there was very difficult, because of many hot fumarolic spots and strong degassing. The summit of Anak Krakatau is now higher than before the Sep 2012 eruption. One active vent was remaining in the west part. [more]

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