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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: erupting (4 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
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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL180 MOV W 10KTS OBS VA DTG: 08/0140Z

Saturday Sep 08, 2018 01:45 AM |

Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on  8 Sep 2018
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 8 Sep 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0300 at 01:42 UTC, 08/09/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180908/0140Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: KRAKATAU 262000
PSN: S0606 E10525
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 813M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/114
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL180 MOV W 10KTS
OBS VA DTG: 08/0140Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL180 S0607 E10527 - S0612 E10514 - S0610
E10503 - S0601 E10503 - S0557 E10510 - S0603 E10526 MOV W
10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 08/0740Z SFC/FL180 S0608 E10526 - S0624
E10507 - S0611 E10443 - S0555 E10504 - S0603 E10526
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 08/1340Z SFC/FL180 S0609 E10527 - S0625
E10507 - S0611 E10442 - S0553 E10504 - S0603 E10526
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 08/1940Z SFC/FL180 S0604 E10526 - S0609
E10527 - S0626 E10508 - S0611 E10440 - S0552 E10504
RMK: POSSIBLE VA EMISSION TO FL180 OBS ON 08/0120Z SAT
IMAGERY. HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 AND MODEL
GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20180908/0740Z

Previous news
Tuesday, Sep 04, 2018
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Monday, Sep 03, 2018
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Thursday, Aug 30, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 29 Aug 2018
Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
A strong strombolian explosion sends ash into the sky and covers the area around the eruptive vent with lava bombs (image: Galih Jati / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
Krakatau was still putting up a great show in the past week when we had a short private Krakatau expedition from 24 to 26 August 2018. Our Indonesian volcano tour guide Galih Jati sent us some spectacular images showing Strombolian to Vulcanian type of explosive eruptions sending ash and lava bombs hundreds of meters into the air and showering the volcano’s flanks. As observed on our mid-August Krakatau Volcano Special it seems that the volcano’s activity decreased with fewer eruptions on a daily basis (about 2 every hour). Throughout our Krakatau expeditions in July and August, we observed that the volcano's activity was up to 100 explosions a day before 22 August but lowered to around 60 eruptions a day since. The latest satellite information seems to also confirm that although there is a constant moderate to high thermal anomaly above Anak Krakatau, the peaks of very high heat emission seen in late July to mid August have not been repeated recently. ... [more]
 

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