Mount Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau) in the Sunda Strait erupted more than 44 times over the weekend, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has reported.
The agency, quoting Deny Mardiono, an officer at the Mount Anak Krakatau monitoring post, reported that the volcano had erupted 44 times since Friday, with thick smoke billowing from the volcano’s crater.
The post also reported sounds of thunder and weak tremors accompanying the eruptions.
Tourists and the public are advised to steer well clear of the volcano and its surrounding areas.
Anak Krakatau incrementa actividad eruptiva, elevando a #AlertaNaranja, un flujo de lava descendió por el flanco Oeste llegando a las aguas del Estrecho de Sunda. #Indonesia#Estratovolcán
video: Hendi Suhendi pic.twitter.com/DbAzpiCamB
— Informe Sismico (@InformeSismico) September 23, 2018
Krakatau exploded spectacularly in a devastating VEI 6 Plinian eruption in 1883 that killed more than 30,000 people (mostly by the huge tsunamis triggered by the eruption).
It is a mostly submerged caldera with 3 outer islands belonging to the rim and a new cone, Anak Krakatau, that has been forming a new island since 1927.
GSM = influx of GCRs = uptick in Volcanic & Seismic Activity
[Featured Photo: Anak erupting Sept 22 — Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon]