The dangerous volcano Krakatoa awakens again and spews smoke and ash at 3,000 meters high in Indonesia

The dangerous volcano Krakatoa awakens again and spews smoke and ash at 3,000 meters high in Indonesia

2023-06-09 08:53:38


This volcano is the ‘son’ of the legendary Krakatoa, whose explosion in 1883 killed more than 36,000 people.

The Krakatoa volcano seen from a satellite.EM
  • 2018 The Krakatoa causes another tragedy in Indonesia again

the indonesian volcano Child of Krakatoawhich in December 2018 caused a tsunami that left more than 400 dead, released clouds of smoke and ash this Friday at an altitude of about 3,000 meters, the authorities reported.

He Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation indicated on its website that the volcano, at an activity level 3 (out of a maximum of 4), registered an eruption lasting 56 seconds at 8:46 local time (1:46 GMT).

The outburst was preceded by another, about an hour before, of lesser intensity that sent smoke and ash to 957 meters of height with a duration of more than 13 minutes, while on Thursday -on two occasions- and on Tuesday it also registered small rashes.

As a result of the increase in the activity of the volcano, located in the strait that separates the islands of Sumatra and Java and whose summit rises 157 meters above sea level, the authorities maintain a safety ratio of five kilometers.

On December 22, 2018, a strong nocturnal eruption of the volcano caused the mountain cone to partially collapse, which in turn caused a tsunami that surprised hundreds of people who were spending the holidays from Christmas on the coasts of Java and Sumatra.

More than 400 people died and some 14,000 were injured, according to official figures.

Discovered in 1927, the Anak Krakatoa (in Spanish, son of Krakatoa) emerged from the waters more than half a century after the great eruption of the the legendary Krakatoawhose boiler was demolished in 1883 after a series of massive explosions that cost the lives of more than 36,000 people and whose effects were felt around the world for months.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Firean area of ​​great seismic and volcanic activity that is shaken every year by some 7,000 tremors, most of them moderate.

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