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Wed, 22 Jul 2009, 09:04
The activity at Anak Krakatau has been quieting down to a few small explosions and the growth of a new lava dome in the new crater has slowed.
Sat, 11 Jul 2009, 15:05
A powerful vulcanian explosion in its initial stage showing the expanding explosion of the pressurized plug. (2 July 09)
After a 36 hrs pause in activity between the evening of 30 June and the morning of 2 July, Anak Krakatau started again with powerful vulcanian explosions. The largest of these explosions were preceded by an inflation and shaking of the active cone or lava dome, triggering rock-slides from its flanks, until the plug gave way in giant explosions ejecting a rapdly expanding mass of red-hot lava, solid rocks, and large amounts of ash, forming plumes of up to 2 km heights. Most of these explosions ejected many blocks into the sea and the forest of Anak Krakatau, and on one location, our boat at around 500m distance from the shore, had to make a quick escape from falling blocks, some of which nevertheless fell beyond the boat, but fortunately did not hit...
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