Anak Krakatau volcano erupts 18 times triggering fear of tsunami

Anak Krakatau volcano erupts 18 times triggering fear of tsunami

Mount Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait, Lampung province, erupts 576 times on Saturday (18/8/2018). (Foto BNPB)

Bandarlampung, Lampung (ANTARA News) - The Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait between Java and southern end of Sumatra erupted 18 times on Monday until Tuesday morning, spewing volcanic material soaring as high as 600 meters.

The frequent eruptions lately of Anak Krakatau caused fear of a repeat of 1883 devastation when Krakatau volcano erupted followed with big tsunami.

The eruption of Mount Krakatau and the tsunami in 1883 was one of the most devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami in history.

The 230 meters Anak Krakatau (son of Krakatau) is what was left of the old Krakatau volcano after its explosion that caused the loss of around 36,000 lives in Sumatra and Java that year.

The Meteorology, and Geophysics office said here on Tuesday the activities of the volcano was categorized level II that tourists are not allowed to come closer than 2 kilometers from the volcano peak.

Reporting by Budisantoso Budiman, A Saragih
Editing by Suharto

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