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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: erupting (4 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:

Krakatau Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL450 MOV SW. INTERMITTENT REGULAR VA TO FL350 MOV NE.

Wednesday Jan 02, 2019 23:00 PM |

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

FVAU02 at 22:56 UTC, 02/01/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190102/2300Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: KRAKATAU 262000
PSN: S0606 E10525
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 813M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/14
INFO SOURCE: HIMARWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL450 MOV SW. INTERMITTENT REGULAR
VA TO FL350 MOV NE.
EST VA DTG: 02/2300Z
EST VA CLD: SFC/FL350 S0613 E10519 - S0624 E10550 - S0606
E10618 - S0538 E10623 - S0527 E10549 - S0555 E10517 MOV NE
10KT SFC/FL450 S0550 E10532 - S0600 E10505 - S0620 E10455 -
S0626 E10520 - S0608 E10544 MOV SW 30KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 03/0500Z SFC/FL350 S0612 E10517 - S0555
E10517 - S0527 E10553 - S0539 E10625 - S0604 E10620 - S0624
E10551 SFC/FL450 S0547 E10533 - S0558 E10427 - S0650 E10411
- S0654 E10512 - S0605 E10547
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 03/1100Z SFC/FL350 S0612 E10517 - S0625
E10551 - S0604 E10620 - S0539 E10624 - S0527 E10549 - S0555
E10517 SFC/FL450 S0546 E10533 - S0604 E10400 - S0713 E10338
- S0724 E10456 - S0604 E10547
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 03/1700Z SFC/FL350 S0612 E10517 - S0555
E10518 - S0527 E10551 - S0539 E10623 - S0605 E10619 - S0624
E10551 SFC/FL450 S0545 E10536 - S0603 E10551 - S0728 E10456
- S0713 E10339 - S0605 E10400
RMK: VA ERUPTION TO FL450 MOV SW. REGULAR INTERMITTENT VA TO
FL350 MOV NE BUT DISSIPATING QUICKLY. COLOUR CODE UPGRADED
TO RED DUE TO ONGOING HIGH LEVEL ERUPTIONS. HEIGHT/FORECAST
BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY, JAKARTA 02/1200Z SOUNDING AND
MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190103/0200Z

Previous news
Surtseyan explosion at Anak Krakatau yesterday (image: Doni Janskulo)
Wednesday, Jan 02, 2019
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. ... [more]
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]

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