Anak Krakatau eruption June 2009 - strombolian activity

The principal activity observed in June was small to medium-sized strombolian activity, with frequent explosions from the new crater at intervals of 2-5 minutes, throwing incandescent blocks to several hundreds of meters height.
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This eruption threw bombs to the east. Many bombs reach the old crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
This eruption threw bombs to the east. Many bombs reach the old crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Strombolian activity in the evening of 4 June 2009.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strombolian activity in the evening of 4 June 2009. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Fishing boats in the caldera in front of erupting Anak Krakatau. 4 June 09 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fishing boats in the caldera in front of erupting Anak Krakatau. 4 June 09 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Individual explosions were usually directed to the west, strqight up high, or to the east. This one throws most bombs to the west. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Individual explosions were usually directed to the west, strqight up high, or to the east. This one ... [info]
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A vertical eruption from the active crater (4 June 09) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A vertical eruption from the active crater (4 June 09) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Powerful strombolian explosion showering the whole summit cone with glowing bombs. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Powerful strombolian explosion showering the whole summit cone with glowing bombs. (Photo: Tom Pfeif... [info]
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Strombolian explosion from the new crater. (Photo: Jorge Santos)
Strombolian explosion from the new crater. (Photo: Jorge Santos) [info]
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Eruption at dusk from the new crater that has gown a new cone inside the 2007 crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption at dusk from the new crater that has gown a new cone inside the 2007 crater. (Photo: Tom Pf... [info]
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Wonderful strombolian activity at Anak Krakatau. Night of 6-7 June 09. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wonderful strombolian activity at Anak Krakatau. Night of 6-7 June 09. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Strong strombolian activity in moonlight observed from Anak Krakatau. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strong strombolian activity in moonlight observed from Anak Krakatau. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sometimes, much more powerful explosions take place, throwing bombs all over the cone and beyond, dangerously close. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sometimes, much more powerful explosions take place, throwing bombs all over the cone and beyond, da... [info]
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Wide-angle view of the area beneath the erupting summit cone, illuminated by the full moon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wide-angle view of the area beneath the erupting summit cone, illuminated by the full moon. (Photo: ... [info]
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Clouds from an approaching storm are coming in and reflect the light from the eruptions. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Clouds from an approaching storm are coming in and reflect the light from the eruptions. (Photo: Tom... [info]
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A thunderstorm is approaching and behind Anak Krakatau. (Photo: Jorge Santos)
A thunderstorm is approaching and behind Anak Krakatau. (Photo: Jorge Santos) [info]
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Strombolian eruption at dawn. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strombolian eruption at dawn. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Strong ash-rich eruption at night. An observer's flashlight is visible on the old crater rim (an extremely dangerous place to be!). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strong ash-rich eruption at night. An observer's flashlight is visible on the old crater rim (an ext... [info]
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