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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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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)
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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 volcano (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): extraordinary footage showing intense explosions of water with lava

Wednesday Jan 02, 2019 21:56 PM | BY: T

Surtseyan explosion at Anak Krakatau yesterday (image: Doni Janskulo)
Surtseyan explosion at Anak Krakatau yesterday (image: Doni Janskulo)
Here are some of the most terrifying explosions on Anak Krakatau recently filmed. Our correspondent Doni Janskulo from Kalianda, Lampung, took advantage of very clear views yesterday and managed to take some of the most extraordinary and dramatic footage yet of the explosions on collapsed Anak Krakatau island.
Even though it is from 40 km away, it shows the activity in amazing detail. It takes place at the island of Anak Krakatau, hidden from view now behind Panjang island seen in the foreground. The active vent is now under water and lets sea water interact violently with the rising magma: the result is so-called Surtseyan activity, a type of volcanic eruption that takes place in shallow seas or lakes, named after the island of Surtsey which appeared off the southern coast of Iceland and had this activity in 1963.
In this video, very powerful explosions can be seen generating jets of ash, debris, steam and water to several hundred meters ("rooster tails") radially from the explosion point.
In addition, large surges (horizontally expanding hot clouds of steam mixed with ash) can be seen sometimes engulfing the whole island of Panjang, which is hiding the view of Anak Krakatau itself.
Be sure to watch to the end, at times, the explosions tend to be bigger and bigger throughout the video.


The video was generously granted for display here by local resident and videographer Doni Janskulo, who lost most of his equipment during the 22 Dec 2018 tsunami that devastated Java's west coast.
If you want to support him, subscribe to his youtube channel or embed this video.
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Previous news
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on  2 Jan 2019
Wednesday, Jan 02, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 35000 ft (10700 m) altitude or flight level 350 . ... [more]
Krakatoa volcano and a possible steam/ash plume this morning on Himawari-8 satellite image
Wednesday, Jan 02, 2019
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). ... [more]
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]

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