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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): strombolian activity visible on imagery

Friday Nov 09, 2018 12:05 PM | BY: T

Ash plumes from Krakatau volcano seen on the Sentinel 2 satellite on 6 Nov 2018 (image: Sentinel Hub / ESA)
Ash plumes from Krakatau volcano seen on the Sentinel 2 satellite on 6 Nov 2018 (image: Sentinel Hub / ESA)
Seismicity of Krakatau during the past weeks
Seismicity of Krakatau during the past weeks
Anak Krakatau can be faintly seen with an ash plume in the upper right part of the webcam image (40 km away) of the observatory this morning
Anak Krakatau can be faintly seen with an ash plume in the upper right part of the webcam image (40 km away) of the observatory this morning
Clearer views of the volcano today both on webcam and a satellite image from 6 Nov confirm that the volcano is currently indeed producing mild strombolian activity at rather short intervals.
Small, but dense ash plumes can be seen drifting from the summit of Krakatau where also a strong thermal anomaly indicates the presence of lava.
The seismic station also records numerous explosion events, as can be seen on the observatory's seismicity histogram ("letusan"=eruption events in yellow).
Previous news
Friday, Nov 09, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sentinel-2 L1C image from 4 Nov 2018 showing lava in the summit crater of Anak Krakatau (image: Sentinel Hub / ESA)
Wednesday, Nov 07, 2018
The volcano continues to erupt. It is however difficult to say what the activity exactly looks like at the moment: ... [more]
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]

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