Anak Krakatau Update

Krakatoa (Indonesian: Krakatau), also known as Krakatau, is a volcanic island made of a’a lava in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. The name is used for the island group, the main island (also called Rakata), and the volcano as a whole. The island exploded in 1883, killing approximately 36000 people, although some estimates put the death toll much higher. The explosion is still considered to be the loudest sound ever heard in modern history, with reports of it being heard nearly 3,000 miles from its point of origin. The shock wave from the explosion was recorded on barographs around the globe.

Vulkanology Centre and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) prohibit the citizens to approach Mount Anak Krakatau in a radius of 2 kilomter with increasing seismic activity the volcano. Status Anak Krakatau rose from alert to alert since 30 September last.

on Tuesday, officials continue to monitor the Postal Monitoring Pasauran Anak Krakatau in the Village, District Cinangka,
Serang regency, Banten. Post monitoring of known activity of Anak Krakatau continues to increase. Monday last, the amount of seismicity
only occurs 5773 times, but on Tuesday, rising to 6,000 up to 7,000 times.

Along with the increase in seismic activity of Anak Krakatau, the PVMBG urged people around the Strait of Sunda, to not approach the mountain within a radius of two kilometers. But people should calm down because the eruption is unlikely, as the parent eruption in 1883. Because, most of the magma chamber of Krakatoa was destroyed when the parent melt we call Domesday

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Anak Krakatau or krakatoa on history

1927 on December, founding by Fisherman.. have new small island grow up, A new island volcano, named Anak Krakatau or Child of Krakatoa

1030s produced lava flows faster than the waves could erode them. Of considerable interest to volcanologists, this has been the subject of extensive study.

1950s Anak Krakatau has grown at an average rate of five inches (13 cm) per week since

1994 This equates to an average growth of 6.8 metres per year. The island is still active, with its most recent eruptive episode having begun.

2008 this Anak Krakatau reactive Again with Strombolioan Eruption, after more than 7 years Sleep, Produce hot gases, rocks, and lava released. Scientists monitoring the volcano have warned people to stay out of a 3 km zone around the island

2009 May,  Anak Krakatau Reactive also with Strombolian eruption continue until Mid July 2009

2010 start on November until Feb 2011  The eruption is very active with duration 30-50 minutes with explosive eruption

2011 July, only less one months also reactive

2011 September 30 to Oct 5,  Anak Krakatau continues to increase. Monday last, the amount of seismicity
only occurs 5773 times, but on Tuesday, rising to 6,000 up to 7,000 times

Nov 2011 contunue ongoing, Anak Krakatau is steaming and Also continue Increase to Build the Lava Dome

Mount Anak Krakatau photos
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