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Caldera 813 m (2,667 ft.) / Anak Krakatau: 189 m
Sunda Strait, Indonesia, -6.1°S / 105.42°E
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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
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 explosive eruption
Monday Feb 20, 2017 08:51 AM | BY: T
Explosive eruption at Anak Krakatau yesterday night (image: Aaron)
A new eruption as suspected yesterday has been confirmed. Our reader Aaron visited the volcano and saw intense strombolian-vulcanian type activity from the summit crater of Anak Krakatau:
"Spent last night at Anak Krakatoa and just saw your post about new activity, I can confirm there was a lot of activity yesterday afternoon/night. See attached photo."
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Sunday, Feb 19, 2017
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 on VolcanoDiscovery:
Current activity of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland
: An intense seismic crisis started at Bárdarbunga volcano on 16 August 2014 and is continuing at the time of writing (23 Aug). It may or may not lead to a volcanic eruption, possibly under the Vatnajökull ice cap.
Follow updates as news come in!