Thursday, 24 January 2019

PVMBG Reports Mount Anak Krakatau Slightly Active

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  • Aerial images of the mount Anak Krakatau activity which spewed volcanic ash eruption on Sunday, December 23, 2018. A tsunami killed at least 222 people and injured hundreds on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra following an underwater landslide believed to have been caused by the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano, officials said on Sunday. Tempo/Syaiful Hadi

    Aerial images of the mount Anak Krakatau activity which spewed volcanic ash eruption on Sunday, December 23, 2018. A tsunami killed at least 222 people and injured hundreds on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra following an underwater landslide believed to have been caused by the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano, officials said on Sunday. Tempo/Syaiful Hadi

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The PVMBG detected four earthquakes from the eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatoa) throughout Sunday, December 30, that lasted to Monday dawn. However, no clattering sounds were heard from the volcano.

    The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center’s (PVMBG) Anak Krakatau monitoring post member Dany Mardiono said that the mist coming from the mountain could be seen with naked eyes and constitutes to a level 0-III mist.

    The thick white volcanic mist is boosted vertically upwards to a height of approximately 100-300 meters above the mountain’s peak. Not thumping sounds were heard coming from Anak Krakatau and the oceans were also calm.

    The overall height of Mount Anak Krakatau has diminished quite considerably from 338-meters above sea level into the current height of 110-meters. People are highly advised to avoid entering Krakatau’s no-go zone that covers the volcano’s 5-kilometer perimeter.

    ANTARA