Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Anak Krakatau Erupts 232 Times

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  • The Anak Krakatau mountain is seen spewing ashes from its caldera. TEMPO/Dian Triyuli Handoko

    The Anak Krakatau mountain is seen spewing ashes from its caldera. TEMPO/Dian Triyuli Handoko

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The volcanic Mount Anak Krakatau in Sunda Strait, Lampung Province, erupted 232 times throughout Wednesday, October 24.

    The night-time CCTV footage showed flames and incandescent materials spouting out of the craters, up to 100-200 meters.

    The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) releases said that from 00:00 to 24:00 on Wednesday, the officer at Anak Krakatau Observation Post heard sounds of explosions and felt vibrations with various intensities, which caused glass and doors in the post to shake.

    Read also: 40 Volcanic Tremors Recorded on Mount Anak Krakatau

    Throughout the observation, the volcanic island was covered in mists, making it difficult to observe plume ashes.

    The agency is declaring a level 2 alert, and advises people to stay away outside a 2 mile radius from the crater.

    ANTARA