Krakatoa volcano (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): increased activity, likely new phase of lava fountains and lava flow

Sat, 22 Dec 2018, 08:52
08:52 AM | BY: T
Saturated seismic signal at Krakatau this morning, showing strong tremor and continuous explosions (image: Krakatau volcano observatory via Galih Jati / VolcanoDiscovery)
Saturated seismic signal at Krakatau this morning, showing strong tremor and continuous explosions (image: Krakatau volcano observatory via Galih Jati / VolcanoDiscovery)
Hot spots at Krakatau suggesting the presence of lava flows and/or abundant hot ejecta (image MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
Hot spots at Krakatau suggesting the presence of lava flows and/or abundant hot ejecta (image MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
Another strong eruptive phase (paroxysm) is currently going on at the volcano.
Seismicity at Anak Krakatau has sharply increased during the past days and now shows continuous explosive/effusive activity. The observatory informed us that a lava flow is occurring from the summit vent, likely accompanied by lava fountaining, similar to what we observed in Sep and Nov during our latest expeditions to Krakatau.
This is what it probably looks like now:

(eruption in Sep, daytime)
and

(Nov eruption, evening)

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