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Caldera 813 m (2,667 ft.) / Anak Krakatau: 189 m
Sunda Strait, Indonesia, -6.1°S / 105.42°ECurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
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| ReportsKrakatau volcano videosKrakatau volcano books | ToursKrakatau 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
), 2019-ongoingTypical eruption style:
Explosive. Construction of a cinder cone island (Anak Krakatau) inside the caldera formed by the 1883 eruption. Frequent strombolian activity.Last earthquakes nearby
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Krakatau volcano news & eruption updates:
Krakatoa volcano (Indonesia): new explosion observed this morning
Saturday Mar 30, 2019 12:16 PM | BY: T
Seismic trace from Anak Krakatau today, showing explosion signals
Heat signal from Krakatau on MODIS data (Mirova)
The volcano remains restless and produces small to moderate explosions from time to time (every few days on average): earlier today, VAAC Darwin relayed a ground report of a steam-and-ash plume that rose to 1200 m altitude and drifted NE.
The signal of the explosion can also be seen on the seismic station of the volcano observatory. In addition, a weak thermal signal is again present on MODIS satellite data, which could indicate that the explosion is not only phreatic, but possibly involves magma as well (phreatomagmatic). It remains to be seen how long it will take until new magma reaches the surface and the volcano enters a more continuous phase of activity.
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