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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 (Indonesia): eruption update - frequent small explosions, lava in summit crater?

Wednesday Nov 07, 2018 15:24 PM | BY: T

Sentinel-2 L1C image from 4 Nov 2018 showing lava in the summit crater of Anak Krakatau (image: Sentinel Hub / ESA)
Sentinel-2 L1C image from 4 Nov 2018 showing lava in the summit crater of Anak Krakatau (image: Sentinel Hub / ESA)
Histogram of daily seismic activity at Krakatau (image: Magma Indonesia)
Histogram of daily seismic activity at Krakatau (image: Magma Indonesia)
The volcano continues to erupt. It is however difficult to say what the activity exactly looks like at the moment:
On one hand, reports of larger ash clouds have become less frequent, although ash sightings on satellite imagery have picked up during the past days again. On the other hand, the volcano observatory has recorded a peak number of explosion events, and a thermal anomaly in the summit crater is seen on recent satellite data.
A possible interpretation is that the current activity consists of more frequent, but smaller explosions of strombolian type rather than violent vulcanian-type events at longer intervals as observed during our visits in October.
Webcam images are not clear enough to help much, but glow can often be seen at night and could even suggest the presence of a new lava flow in the summit area of the cone of Anak Krakatau.
We will return to the island group on our Krakatau Special tour over the next 2 weeks and find out from on location!
Previous news
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on  6 Nov 2018
Tuesday, Nov 06, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, Nov 06, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Vulcanian eruption with lightning at Krakatau (image: Martin Rietze / www.mrietze.com)
Monday, Oct 29, 2018
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. ... [more]
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]

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