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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 WSW, VA TO FL300 MOV ESE OBS VA DTG: 05/1630Z to 45000 ft (13700 m)

Saturday Jan 05, 2019 16:30 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on  5 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 5 Jan 2019
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 16:26 UTC, 05/01/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190105/1630Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: KRAKATAU 262000
PSN: S0606 E10525
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 813M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/32
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL450 MOV WSW, VA TO FL300 MOV ESE
OBS VA DTG: 05/1630Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL300 S0603 E10516 - S0639 E10516 - S0643
E10556 - S0600 E10558 - S0556 E10524 MOV SE 10KT SFC/FL450
S0604 E10534 - S0556 E10510 - S0620 E10507 - S0621 E10530
MOV SW 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 05/2230Z SFC/FL300 S0603 E10517 - S0557
E10524 - S0559 E10558 - S0643 E10556 - S0639 E10517
SFC/FL450 S0604 E10534 - S0543 E10517 - S0600 E10428 - S0648
E10442 - S0631 E10521
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 06/0430Z SFC/FL300 S0603 E10517 - S0639
E10517 - S0643 E10556 - S0559 E10558 - S0557 E10522
SFC/FL450 S0603 E10534 - S0544 E10516 - S0600 E10429 - S0648
E10442 - S0632 E10522
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 06/1030Z SFC/FL300 S0603 E10517 - S0557
E10523 - S0559 E10558 - S0643 E10556 - S0638 E10517
SFC/FL450 S0604 E10533 - S0631 E10522 - S0648 E10442 - S0601
E10428 - S0544 E10517
RMK: INTERMITTENT VA EMISSIONS TO FL300 MOV SE. DISCRETE VA
ERUPTIONS TO FL450 MOV WSW OCCURING EVERY 3-6 HRS AND
DISSIPATING QUICKLY. HEIGHT AND FORECAST BASED ON HIMAWARI-8
05/1600Z IMAGERY, JAKARTA 05/1200Z SOUNDING AND MODEL
GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190105/2230Z

Previous news
Krakatoa seen this afternoon at sunset - the plume from Anak Krakatau is visible as a dark looming shadow (image: VSI webcam)
Saturday, Jan 05, 2019
While activity continues at Anak Krakatau island with little changes over the past day, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) published a worrying observation: new cracks were discovered that run through the remaining island. It is feared that these could be precursory signs of new, potentially large-scale landslide events that could in turn trigger another tsunami. ... [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 45000 ft (13700 m) altitude or flight level 450 . ... [more]
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]

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