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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, 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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Krakatau volcano toursFrom Krakatau to Bali
(16-days study and photo tour to Java, Indonesia)Dream Come True - World Volcano Tour
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(expedition to study & observe Anak Krakatau volcano and its activity)
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Krakatau volcano news & eruption updates:
Krakatau volcano (Indonesia): eruption continues with no signs of weakening
Tue, 2 Oct 2018, 11:06
11:06 AM | BY: T
Hot spots on Krakatau suggesting the presence of lava flows and abundant hot ejecta on Anak Krakatau island (image: MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
Seismic activity at Krakatau over the past months - note the increase in "letusan" (eruption) signals (VSI Indonesia)
Heat radiation from Krakatau during the past months (image: Mirova)
The eruption of the volcano continues with no signs of weakening. Rather a slight increase in the number of reported explosions and the intensity of the heat signal can be noted on satellite data and the reports from the observatory on the coast who analyze the seismic data.
Whether the lava flow observed by Galih and his group 2 weeks ago
is still active is currently unknown, but we will soon visit the volcano and report our eye-witness account afterwards. If you like to join a small team of VolcanoDiscovery, there are still 2 spots available for the Krakatau Volcano Special
from 15-20 Oct.
VAAC Darwin reports near continuous ash emissions to 7-10,000 ft altitude drifting in various directions, visible on satellite data.
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