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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) 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.

Krakatau volcano tours:
From Krakatau to Bali (16-days study and photo tour to Java, Indonesia)
Dream Come True - World Volcano Tour (4-week round-the-world trip to Hawaii - Vanuatu - New Zealand - Indonesia)
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Krakatau volcano news & eruption updates:

Anak Krakatau volcano (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): ash eruption warning, aviation color code raised to RED

Mon, 26 Aug 2019, 09:44
09:44 AM | BY: T
View  from the observatory towards Krakatau volcano hidden in evening haze
View from the observatory towards Krakatau volcano hidden in evening haze
Current seismic signal (image: Magma Indonesia)
Current seismic signal (image: Magma Indonesia)
A new eruptive phase is in progress. It seems to be stronger than the intermittent explosions that occurred sporadically during the past weeks, as the volcano observatory raised the color code to RED.
The following is from the original warning note issued to aviation a few minutes ago:
"Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 1253 UTC (2053 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing
Volcanic Cloud Height: Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 822 FT (257 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer.
Other Volcanic Cloud Information: Ash-cloud moving to southeast

Previous news

Sun, 25 Aug 2019, 06:21
Seismic signal of a station on Krakatau volcano showing an eruptive phase earlier today (image: PVMBG)
Several eruption have occurred at the volcano during the past days, the volcano observatory reported. ... read all
Thu, 22 Aug 2019, 14:40
Eruption of Krakatau this morning (image: PVMBG)
Another eruption occurred this morning at the volcano, and this time, it was observed by the monitoring camera. ... read all

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