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Krakatau, a small island group in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java is one of the world's most famous volcanoes. It is a mostly submerged caldera with 3 outer islands belonging to the rim and a new cone, Anak Krakatau, that has been forming a new island since 1927 and remains highly active.
Krakatau exploded spectacularly in a devastating Plinian eruption 1883 that killed more than 30,000 people (mostly by the huge tsunamis triggered by the eruption). The eruption was one of the first global news events after telegraph lines had connected the different continents.
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)
Krakatau webcams / live data Krakatau volcano books | Tours 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. Last earthquakes nearby
Krakatau Volcano Expedition: 26 Feb - 4 Mar + 12-18 Mar 2017 - free spaces, sign up now!
Wednesday Feb 22, 2017 00:05 AM | BY: TOM
The new eruption that began a few days ago continues in the form of strombolian to vulcanian explosions from the summit.
If you like to join us and find out more on location, witness the new eruption by spending 4 full days on and around the island, this is your chance!
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