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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: DISCRETE VA EMISSIONS TO FL100 MOV SW OBS VA DTG: 06/1800Z to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Sunday Jan 06, 2019 18:00 PM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 10000 ft (3000 m) altitude or flight level 100 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU02 at 17:53 UTC, 06/01/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190106/1800Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: KRAKATAU 262000
PSN: S0606 E10525
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 813M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/38
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, CVGHM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: DISCRETE VA EMISSIONS TO FL100 MOV SW
OBS VA DTG: 06/1800Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 S0605 E10528 - S0603 E10524 - S0611
E10509 - S0621 E10522 MOV SW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 07/0000Z SFC/FL100 S0605 E10528 - S0620
E10522 - S0611 E10510 - S0603 E10524 - S0603 E10524
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 07/0600Z SFC/FL100 S0605 E10528 - S0603
E10524 - S0611 E10509 - S0620 E10522
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 07/1200Z SFC/FL100 S0605 E10528 - S0620
E10522 - S0611 E10509 - S0603 E10524
RMK: MINOR VA LAST OBS AT 06/1610Z MOV SW, AREA NOW
PARTIALLY OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD. HEIGHT AND FORECAST BASED
ON HIMAWARI-8 06/1730Z IMAGERY IMAGERY AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
PROBABLITY OF HIGH-LEVEL ERUPTION REMAINS HIGH BASED ON
RECENT ACTIVITY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190107/0000Z

Previous news
Sunday, Jan 06, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 10000 ft (3000 m) altitude or flight level 100 and is moving at 10 kts in SW direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on  6 Jan 2019
Sunday, Jan 06, 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]
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on  5 Jan 2019
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]
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]

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