Krakatau volcano news & eruption updates:
Anak Krakatau volcano (Indonesia): growing lava dome
Wed, 28 Mar 2012, 17:4917:49 PM | BY: T
The growing lava dome inside Anak Krakatau's summit crater on 26 March 2012 (photo: Andi Rosati / VolcanoDiscovery)
The glow from Anak Krakatau seen at night from Rakata Island (26 March, photo: Andi)
An active lava dome is growing inside the summit crater of Krakatau volcano. Our tour expedition leader Andi just returned from a visit and reports that the dome is now about 100 m wide, and has 2 main active vents that eject jets of incandescent gas.
Seismic signals recorded on 26 March
At night, the glow from the dome is clearly visible from Rakata and Sertung islands, and a continuous intense solfatara plume is rising about 500 m above the summit. Andi and our group observed also that there are now more and larger fumarole fields on the southern part of the cone. According to our observations and the opinion of local scientists, this area is inflated due to the pushing of the lava dome.
The seismic recordings from the observatory of Krakatau also show an increase in activity. On 26 March, there were 138 volcanic-tectonic (A-type) earthquakes and 300 long-period (B-type) quakes alone.
The question is how long the lava dome remains quiet and purely effusive in style. Explosive, also larger vulcanian-type ones, activity could occur any time.
Fri, 17 Feb 2012, 00:01
Krakatau (Anak Krakatau) volcano (Sunda Strait, Indonesia) activity update: Continuous steam/gas emissions reaching 100-500 m in height.. Lava glow lava at night. No eruptions.
Observation from a recent visit by Øystein Lund Andersen during 12-13 Feb 2012. ... read all
Thu, 2 Feb 2012, 00:01
Krakatau (Anak Krakatau) volcano (Sunda Strait, Indonesia) activity update: No or only minor activity
Alert level was lowered from 3 to 2. ... read all
Sat, 15 Oct 2011, 14:58
Our reporter Doni / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia spoke with the Krakatau volcano observatory of Anak Krakatau in Pasauran near Anyer, West-Java, and was told that after a brief violent eruption "the volcano has been back to normal again or quieted" now. We will follow the situation closely and report more news as soon as we have it. ... read all
Tue, 11 Oct 2011, 08:11
Øystein Lund Andersen sent a report about his recent visit to the Krakatau obsvervation post on West-Java last weekend: ... read all
Tue, 4 Oct 2011, 08:51
A new eruption occurred at Anak Krakatau yesterday (3 Oct). A large (2-3 km high) ash cloud was seen rising from the volcano observatory on Java's west coast and is seen in a news TV video. ... read all