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Krakatoa (Krakatau) volcano news & eruption updates:

Krakatau volcano (Indonesia): eruption continues, strong vulcanian explosions

Monday Oct 29, 2018 16:20 PM | BY: T

Vulcanian eruption with lightning at Krakatau (image: Martin Rietze / www.mrietze.com)
Vulcanian eruption with lightning at Krakatau (image: Martin Rietze / www.mrietze.com)
Vulcanian eruption with bombs landing in the sea at Krakatau (image: Martin Rietze / www.mrietze.com)
Vulcanian eruption with bombs landing in the sea at Krakatau (image: Martin Rietze / www.mrietze.com)
Heat radiation from Krakatau volcano during the past months (image: Mirova)
Heat radiation from Krakatau volcano during the past months (image: Mirova)
Hot spots on Krakatau suggesting the presence of lots of fresh lava (from ejecta?) (image: Univ. Hawaii / MODIS)
Hot spots on Krakatau suggesting the presence of lots of fresh lava (from ejecta?) (image: Univ. Hawaii / MODIS)
The activity at the volcano remains intense, characterized by intermittent strong vulcanian explosions showering the cone with incandescent material. VAAC Darwin regularly reports ash plumes reaching 2-3 km altitude.
Lava flows seem not to be active at the moment.
Our friends Martin Rietze and Richard Roscow visited the volcano last week and observed similar activity as we had ourselves the week before:
Be sure to watch the following impressive video of vulcanian explosions with lightnings by Richard:

Note that some explosions throw bombs all over the island and into the water.
Note: we still have spots available for our planned next tours to Krakatau 11-17 and 18-24 Nov!
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Previous news
Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
Some spectacular shots of vulcanian explosions close-up, by expedition leader Galih. [more]
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 25 Oct 2018
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 24 Oct 2018
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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