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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:

Krakatau Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL450 MOV WSW, VA TO FL300 MOV ESE EST VA DTG: 05/1030Z to 45000 ft (13700 m)

Saturday Jan 05, 2019 10:30 AM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 45000 ft (13700 m) altitude or flight level 450 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU02 at 10:24 UTC, 05/01/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190105/1030Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: KRAKATAU 262000
PSN: S0606 E10525
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 813M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/31
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL450 MOV WSW, VA TO FL300 MOV ESE
EST VA DTG: 05/1030Z
EST VA CLD: SFC/FL300 S0607 E10518 - S0638 E10531 - S0625
E10555 - S0551 E10553 - S0557 E10522 MOV SE 10KT SFC/FL450
S0604 E10534 - S0543 E10517 - S0558 E10455 - S0619 E10500 -
S0627 E10521 MOV SW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 05/1630Z SFC/FL300 S0606 E10519 - S0558
E10522 - S0551 E10553 - S0630 E10555 - S0640 E10525
SFC/FL450 S0604 E10534 - S0543 E10517 - S0555 E10431 - S0640
E10440 - S0631 E10521
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 05/2230Z SFC/FL300 S0606 E10519 - S0641
E10525 - S0631 E10554 - S0551 E10552 - S0557 E10522
SFC/FL450 S0603 E10534 - S0544 E10516 - S0554 E10431 - S0641
E10441 - S0631 E10521
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 06/0430Z SFC/FL300 S0605 E10517 - S0556
E10524 - S0555 E10553 - S0639 E10553 - S0639 E10520
SFC/FL450 S0604 E10533 - S0630 E10522 - S0641 E10441 - S0554
E10431 - S0544 E10517
RMK: REGULAR VA EMISSIONS TO FL300 MOV ESE. DISCRETE
ERUPTIONS TO FL450 MOV WSW OCCURING EVERY 3-6 HRS &
DISSIPATING QUICKLY. THIS BEHAVIOUR HAS PERSISTED FOR OVER
48 HRS. HEIGHT/FCST BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY, JAKARTA
05/0000Z SOUNDING & MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190105/1630Z

Previous news
Large eruption column rising from Anak Krakatau volcano yesterday evening (image: Øystein Lund Andersen)
Saturday, Jan 05, 2019
The volcano continues to erupt and generate large ash and steam plumes that rise to up to 45,000 ft (15 km) altitude. This indicates that the very explosive water-magma interaction continues, although recent satellite images show that the crater bay has almost filled with new deposits. ... [more]
Saturday, Jan 05, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 30000 ft (9100 m) altitude or flight level 300 . ... [more]
Friday, Jan 04, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on  4 Jan 2019
Friday, Jan 04, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 25000 ft (7600 m) altitude or flight level 250 . ... [more]
Eruptions from Anak Krakatoa seen on the volcano observatory's webcam this afternoon
Friday, Jan 04, 2019
The eruptive phase continues with little changes. Steam explosions from the now submerged vent at Anak Krakatau volcano can be seen from the coast. ... [more]

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