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Mount Krakatau volcano threatens to erupt again

Mount Krakatau (Krakatoa) volcano

spacer October 5, 2011 - Tourists and fishermen are advised to keep at least two kilometers distance from the summit of an Indonesian volcano. This advice was issued yesterday after the authorities heightened the alert status of the volcano.


Two names
The Mount Krakatau volcano is also known under the international name of Mount Krakatoa.

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Molten rocks

Hot rocks

Ash and steam

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Anak Krakatau
Latest news
05-10-2011: Mount Krakatau volcano threatens to erupt again

January 30, 2011 - The height of the ash clouds that are exhausted by the Mount Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait now reach heights up to 1200 meters. This is not very unusual for the volcano, but does show that the volcano is still very active. The ash cloud is currently blown into southern direction, towards the Indian Ocean.
30-01-2011: Mount Krakatau volcano sends ash clouds in the sky
13-01-2011: Mount Krakatau volcano still produces sound of explosions
26-12-2010: Mount Krakatau volcano emits molten rock

December 24, 2010 - The height of the ash clouds that are currently being emitted by the Mount Krakatau volcano is still increasing and reaches almost up to two kilometers now. The volcano, located in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra, also shows an increase in the amount of tremors inside the belly of the volcano.
24-12-2010: Mount Krakatau ash clouds reach up to two kilometers

December 6, 2010 - The volcanic activity of the Mount Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java still is on a relatively safe level for those who live closest to the volcano. This has been told by the head of the observation post for the volcano in the village of Hargopancuran in Lampung province in Sumatra.
06-12-2010: Mount Krakatau activity still on fairly safe level

November 29, 2010 - The Mount Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait between the islands Java and Sumatra is producing heavy sounds and tremors inside it\'s belly. The sounds and tremors are also getting increasingly more regular, according to the head of the observation post for the volcano in Cinangka, Serang district, in the province of Banten.
29-11-2010: Krakatau watchers stymied by fog, ash
27-11-2010: Spectacular footage of erupting Mount Krakatau volcano
27-11-2010: Mount Krakatau shakes and moans

November 21, 2010 - The sound of a roaring Krakatau volcano, in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra, caused windows to shake in houses in the mainland. Residents of Anyer, in the far west of Banten province, heard the roaring sound of the powerful volcano twice in a few minutes time.

21-11-2010: Loud bangs from Krakatau shake windows

November 14, 2010 - Hundreds of residents of Anyer, Banten province in the far west of the island of Java, have heard three loud explosions shortly after midnight last night. The explosions were caused by the Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait between the islands Sumatra and Java. The first explosion that could be heard on the mainland, some 50 kilometers away from the volcano, took place at 01:25 local time.
14-11-2010: Anyer residents hear loud explosions caused by Mount Krakatau

November 4, 2010 - Indonesian officials on Wednesday warned residents of lethal gases following Mount Anak Krakatau\'s increased volcanic activity. Monitoring chief of Mount Anak Krakatau in Cinangka, Anton Tripambundi, warned that if the gas is inhaled, it could lead to fatal consecuences. For those who inhale, a shortness of breath will be experienced, fainting, and even death.
04-11-2010: Mount Anak Krakatau releases toxic gases
03-11-2010: Increased volcanic activity seen at Mount Anak Krakatau

6 may 2009 - The alert status of the Mount Krakatau volcano has been raised from \'careful\' to \'dangerous\' earlier today. The change of the status was decided upon after the volcano increased the number of tremors released from the volcano. At visual observation there was a cloud of ash about half a kilometer high above the volcano\'s peak.

20 April 2009 - The Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait is once again exhausting hot rocks. The current condition of the volcano forced the Volcanologic and Geological Mitigation Center to raise the alert status of the volcano from \'aware\' to \'careful\' earlier today. According to seismographic readings there were 126 small eruptions, 149 exhausts of hot steam and over a hundred tremors over the course of a week.
20-04-2009: Krakatau volcano goes on higher alert because of eruptions

22 April 2008 - Indonesian authorities on Tuesday raised the alert status for the offspring of the Krakatoa volcano in the Strait of Sunda, and Mount Ibu in eastern province of North Maluku, after both showed increased activity.
22-04-2008: Krakatau and Ibu volcanoes on high alert

10 November 2007 - Dark clouds hang over the Mount Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait yesterday after a densely clouded shy blocked the sight of the ongoing eruption of molten rock, toxic as and lava. Meanwhile, volcanic tremors continued. The weather in the area however was so bad that the hot clouds originating from the volcano were dampened quickly upon their release.
12-11-2007: Mount Anak Krakatau roars and dazzles with fireworks
10-11-2007: Mount Anak Krakatau continues to be active

9 November 2007 - The Mount Anak Krakatau has been blasting out smoke and red-hot rocks hundreds of meters into the air for the past ten days, but the eruptions slowly grow larger. Local televison footage now shows thick plumes of smoke billowing from the volcano\'s crater when ash and rocks roll down its slopes
09-11-2007: Anak Krakatau erupts with lava from new crater

6 November 2007 19:35 (GMT+7) - The volcanic activity of the Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait is still rising. The new crater on the volcan is getting bigger as well. At the observation post of the volcano, in the village of Pasauran in the district of Serang, they recorded 143 eruptions, 28 volcanic tremors and 31 other tremors. The new crater has now reached a diameter of 75 meters by 100 meters.
06-11-2007: New crater of Mount Krakatau gets bigger

5 November 2007 - Volcanic activity at the Mount Anak Krakatau is still rising. Until 06:00 (GMT+7) there were 52 eruptions in which hot stones and debris was ejected from the volcano. Until this moment, the status of the volcano just off the western tip of Java, in the Sunda Strait is still \'on watch\'. Between 00:00 and 06:00 (GMT+7) there were 24 volcanic tremors recorded by the observation post. There was an ejection of hot volcanic stones and debris 52 times and seven times a small earthquake.
05-11-2007: Mount Krakatau ejects hot stones and debris

3 November 2007 - The activity of a number of volcanoes is still rising. One of them is the Mount Krakatau volcao in the Sunda Strait. The frequency of volcanic tremors and small volcanic earthquakes was still on the rise.
03-11-2007: Mount Krakatau creates new crater

27 October 2007 - Mount Krakatau\'s volcanic activity has increased over the past three days, prompting Indonesian authorities to raise its status. The volcano produced some 20 tremors and released white smoke up to 200 meters in the sky every hour since October 23, according to a monitoring officer near the volcano.
02-11-2007: Mount Krakatau spews lava
27-10-2007: Mount Krakatau increases volcanic activity
26-10-2007: Three volcanoes simmering in Indonesia

Status and location of Mount Krakatau
Activity history of Mount Krakatau

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