Worrying: ‘Child of Krakatau’ volcano stirs to life in the Pacific

Worrying: ‘Child of Krakatau’ volcano stirs to life in the Pacific

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Worrying: ‘Child of Krakatau’ volcano stirs to life in the Pacific

From the “this can’t be good” department and AFP:

An Indonesian volcano known as the “child” of the legendary Krakatoa erupted on Thursday, spewing a plume of ash high into the sky as molten lava streamed down from its summit.

No one lives on Krakatau, which forms a small island in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra, but the peak is a popular tourist spot.

Indonesia’s geological agency has not raised the alert level for the mountain. However, there is a one kilometre no-go zone around its summit.

When Krakatoa erupted in the 19th century, a jet of ash, stones and smoke shot more than 20 kilometres (12 miles) into the sky, plunging the region into darkness, and sparking a huge tsunami that was felt around the world.

The disaster killed more than 36,000 people.

Anak Krakatau has rumbled back to life in recent weeks, spitting flaming rocks and ash from its crater

Indonesia is situated on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, a vast zone of geological instability where the collision of  causes frequent quakes and major volcanic activity.

 

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