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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)
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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Krakatoa (Krakatau) volcano news & eruption updates:

Krakatoa volcano (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): ash plume reported to 35-40,000 ft altitude

Wednesday Jan 02, 2019 10:22 AM | BY: T

Krakatoa volcano and a possible steam/ash plume this morning on Himawari-8 satellite image
Krakatoa volcano and a possible steam/ash plume this morning on Himawari-8 satellite image
Recent seismic activity as reported by the volcano observatory
Recent seismic activity as reported by the volcano observatory
Sometimes strong explosive activity seems to continue at the volcano: VAAC Darwin reported an ash plume that rose to 40,000 ft (12 km) altitude this morning as well as "regular, intermittent" emissions of volcanic ash to 35,000 ft (10 km).
Seismic activity is still relatively low, but has picked up again after a phase of near absence at the end of 2018.
Previous news
Tuesday, Jan 01, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on  1 Jan 2019
Tuesday, Jan 01, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 4000 ft (1200 m) altitude or flight level 040 and is moving at 20 kts in E direction. ... [more]
Anak Krakatau island seen 30 Dec 2018 (author unknown / Dongeng Geologi via facebook)
Monday, Dec 31, 2018
A fresh aerial image from Anak Krakatau has appeared on the very active Volcanoes and Volcanism group on facebook: ... [more]
Comparison of Anak Krakatau's coast line seen on 29 Dec with a satellite image before the eruption (26 Nov 2018) (image: Sentinel-2 / ESA)
Sunday, Dec 30, 2018
A new high-resolution satellite image taken yesterday allows an update on the dramatic effects the 22 Dec collapse has had on Anak Krakatau island: ... [more]

Sunday, Dec 30, 2018
On 17 Oct, explosions were particularly violent at Anak Krakatau. We show a series of images of a spectacular explosion captured from close range by boat. 2 months later, the cone of Anak Krakatau collapsed into the sea on the evening of 22 Dec 2018, triggering a catastrophic tsunami (more info). ... [more]

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