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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 (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): explosive activity continues

Friday Jan 17, 2020 08:20 AM | BY: MARTIN

An ash plume from Krakatau volcano captured by satellite on 15 January (image: Sentinel 2)
An ash plume from Krakatau volcano captured by satellite on 15 January (image: Sentinel 2)
PVMBG recorded during 6-12 January white ash plumes that rose 50-200 m above the summit crater.
On 7 January an explosion at Krakatau generated a dense dark ash plume, which reached approx. 3,323 ft (1,013 m) altitude.
The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4), and the public was warned to remain outside of the 2-km-radius hazard zone from the crater.
Previous news
An ash plume from Krakatau volcano captured by satellite on 31 December (image: Sentinel 2)
Thursday, Jan 09, 2020
On 31 December PVMBG recorded that gray ash plumes rose 2,200 m above the summit and on 5 January an ash plume reached 4,307 ft (1,313 m) altitude. ... [more]
Strombolian eruption at Krakatau volcano (image: PVMBG)
Friday, Jan 03, 2020
On 29 December PVMBG recorded an ash plume that rose 656 ft (200 m) above the summit and drifted N. ... [more]

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