Mount Anak Krakatau erupted few times on Monday: PVMBG

Mount Anak Krakatau erupted few times on Monday: PVMBG

Archive--Mount Anak Krakatau in Lampung Province. (ANTARA/HO-BNPB/uyu)

S Lampung, Lampung (ANTARA) - Mount Anak Krakatau in Sunda Strait, Lampung Province, erupted several times since the early hours of Monday, according to the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG).

Head of the Mount Anak Krakatau Monitoring Post in Hargopancuran Village, Rajabasa Sub-district, South Lampung District, Lampung Province, Andi Suardi, stated on Monday that the eruptions were still ongoing until morning.

The PVMBG noted that the eruption took place on Monday at 00:41 am Western Indonesia Standard Time (WIB) and 4:42 am WIB, but the height of the eruption columns could not be observed during those times.

Furthermore, the volcano spewed a thick grey ash column towards the east, with a height of about 300 meters above the peak at 6:07 am WIB.

This eruption was recorded by the seismograph, with a maximum amplitude of 50 millimeters (mm) and a duration of 80 seconds.

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Mount Anak Krakatau erupted again with another thick grey ash column at 7:01 am WIB, whose height reached about 300 m towards the east. It had a maximum amplitude of 50 mm and a duration of 27.5 seconds.

At 7:59 am WIB, the volcano also ejected a thick grey to dark grey ash column towards the southeast, with a height of about 500 meters. The eruption was recorded with a maximum amplitude of 60 mm and a duration of 143 seconds.

The next eruption occurred at 8:08 am WIB, with an about 300 meters-thick grey to black ash column towards the southeast. It was recorded by a seismograph, with a maximum amplitude of 53 mm and a duration of 121 seconds.

Mount Anak Krakatau, whose current status is Alert or at Level III, had erupted again at 9:28 am WIB, with a thick grey eruption column, whose height was about 300 meters towards the southeast. The eruption had a maximum amplitude of 53 mm and a duration of 38 seconds.

The PVMBG urges the public, tourists, and hikers to not conduct any activities within a five-kilometer radius from the volcano’s active crater.

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