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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: restless (2 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), 2019-ongoing
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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Krakatau volcano news & eruption updates:

Krakatau volcano (Indonesia): violent phreatomagmatic explosion caught by camera

Tuesday Jun 25, 2019 15:49 PM | BY: T
This morning's explosion at Krakatau (image: PVMBG)
This morning's explosion at Krakatau (image: PVMBG)
Seismic trace of the eruption (image: Magma Indonesia / PVMBG)
Seismic trace of the eruption (image: Magma Indonesia / PVMBG)
Seismic activity from Krakatau during the past months (image: Magma Indonesia)
Seismic activity from Krakatau during the past months (image: Magma Indonesia)
The volcano continues to be restless. Most of the time, its crater is only steaming, but occasionally, strong steam-driven explosions happen.
One occurred earlier today at 09:18 local time and was captured today by a monitoring camera installed near the crater rim:
These so-called surtseyan explosions are driven by violent interaction of magma or hot rocks or other fluids in the conduit with water, as the vent is still flooded. The video shows typical jets of dark trails of ash and steam ("rooster tails") as well as dangerous white steam surges spreading laterally over the ground.
Overall, seismic activity at Krakatoa remains well above background.
Previous news
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019
Steaming from Anak Krakatau's crater on 17 June 2019 (image: Galih Jati / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
The activity at the reshaped volcano remains intermittent. ... read all
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Krakatau's water-filled crater as seen on 4 May 2019 (image: Galih Jati / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
The volcano remains restless and produces intermittent explosions every few days or so from its new crater. These are likely caused by overheated water in the upper conduit flashing to steam, although no precise information is available. ... read all

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