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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 (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): eruption has already ended or activity pauses
Wednesday Feb 22, 2017 10:10 AM | BY: T
Seismic trace of Krakatau this morning, showing no significant signs of activity (image: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery)
The volcano stopped erupting as our correspondent Andi who is currently at the volcano observatory reported.
Whether it is only a brief(?) pause or whether the eruption was in fact a very short-lived one is impossible to say. We will follow the activity closely and update as needed.
For the time being, the planned last-minute eruption tours next week and in mid March are on hold. In case the volcano restarts to erupt in the next days, it would be promising to go, otherwise, we have to postpone them.
Dukono volcano photos: Dukono on Halmahera in Indonesia has been in permanent activity for years, often producing ash plumes that drift around the northern part of the island and have become normality.
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