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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: VA TO FL030 MOV NE 10KT OBS VA DTG: 26/0220Z

Monday Nov 26, 2018 02:30 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU04 at 02:20 UTC, 26/11/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181126/0220Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: KRAKATAU 262000
PSN: S0606 E10525
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 813M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/340
INFO SOURCE: CVGHM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL030 MOV NE 10KT
OBS VA DTG: 26/0220Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND
SFC/FL030 225/10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 26/0820Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 26/1420Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 26/2020Z NOT AVBL
RMK: VONA 26/0208Z FOR VA ERUPTION TO FL030, MOV NE. VA NOT
IDENTIFIABLE ON SAT IMAGERY. ADVISORY WILL BE UPDATED IF NEW
INFORMATION IS RECIEVED.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

Previous news
New lava flow on the southern flank of Anak Krakatau on 19 Nov evening (image: Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery)
Friday, Nov 23, 2018
During our latest visit to the volcano from 19-23 Nov, we observed intense strombolian to vulcanian activity with strong ash emissions as well as an active lava flow. As of now, the volcano has calmed down to very low levels of activity during the past two days, after an intense phase during 17-19 November. ... [more]

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