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Caldera 813 m (2,667 ft.) / Anak Krakatau: 189 m
Sunda Strait, Indonesia, -6.1°S / 105.42°ECurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
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| ReportsKrakatau volcano videosKrakatau volcano books | ToursKrakatau 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
)Typical eruption style:
Explosive. Construction of a cinder cone island (Anak Krakatau) inside the caldera formed by the 1883 eruption. Frequent strombolian activity.Last earthquakes nearby
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Krakatoa (Krakatau) volcano news & eruption updates:
Krakatau volcano (Sunda Strait, Indonesia) activity update: Large portion of Anak Krakatau appears to have collapsed- apparent major eruption continues
Sunday Dec 23, 2018 15:12 PM | BY: MJFLEGEND
Screen grab of the YouTube video linked above.
Satellite image showing what appears to be a major collapse- via Twitter/Maarten Van Daele.
News continues to develop in the aftermath of the tragic disaster.
Videos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQmeJdIBTsQ https://twitter.com/hudasafiro/status/1076805858518982657) have surfaced that seem to show that at least part of the cone of Anak Krakatau has collapsed.
A violent Surtseyan eruption can be seen, which could certainly be powerful enough to generate the ash plume to 55,000ft that continues to emanate from the volcano according to the Darwin VAAC.
There is still a lack of clarity surrounding the situation, however the fact that a high ash plume has been observed for many hours suggests the eruption could reach VEI 4, with a possibility that it already has.
At this time this can only be speculated it must be noted.
Sunday, Dec 23, 2018
A major explosive eruption might have occurred at the volcano earlier this morning. VAAC Darwin spotted a large cloud, possibly an ash plume from the eruption reaching approx. 55,000 ft (15 km) altitude and drifting S and SW. ...
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