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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: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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 (22 Dec eruption & tsunami), 2019-ongoing
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: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070 LAST OBS 03/1020Z.

Wednesday Oct 03, 2018 16:45 PM |
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on  3 Oct 2018
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 3 Oct 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0295 at 16:36 UTC, 03/10/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181003/1640Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: KRAKATAU 262000
PSN: S0606 E10525
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 813M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/208
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070 LAST OBS
03/1020Z.
OBS VA DTG: 03/1640Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 S0608 E10527 - S0605 E10528 - S0530
E10421 - S0625 E10417
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 03/2240Z SFC/FL070 S0604 E10527 - S0608
E10527 - S0635 E10419 - S0533 E10422
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 04/0440Z SFC/FL070 S0605 E10528 - S0530
E10422 - S0635 E10420 - S0609 E10527
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 04/1040Z SFC/FL070 S0605 E10528 - S0609
E10527 - S0622 E10439 - S0543 E10433 - S0533 E10506
RMK: VA NOT DISCERNIBLE ON CURRENT SATELLITE IMAGERY IN
MOSTLY CLEAR CONDITIONS. LARGE HOTSPOT NEAR SUMMIT INDICATE
ONGOING ERUPTION POSSIBLE. HEIGHT/FORECAST BASED ON LATEST
HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY, JAKARTA 03/1200Z SOUNDING & MODEL
GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20181003/2240Z

Previous news
Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018
Hot spots on Krakatau suggesting the presence of lava flows and abundant hot ejecta on Anak Krakatau island (image: MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
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. ... read all
 

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