A Row of Interesting Facts on the Eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau

Three other mountains also erupted simultaneously. Then the sound of a mysterious crash.

Gunung Anak Krakatau erupts again. The mountain located in the Sunda Strait erupted on Friday 10 April 2020, at 22:35 WIB.The Magma Indonesia application, mentions seismic activity marked by repeated tremor eruptions.The monitoring post also reported that there was a burst of black ash coming out of the summit of Mount Anak Krakatau (GAK) moving east with a height of about 500 meters from the bottom of the crater.

This eruption continued until Saturday morning at 05.44 WIB.”The eruption occurred until this morning,” the Head of the Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Kasbani,.At this time PVMBG reports, GAK status is at level II or alert.Reporting from Liputan6.com , the following facts related to the eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau (GAK).

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Gray Ash Column

Mount Anak Krakatau also erupted since last night, at 22:35 WIB. Mount Anak Krakatau eruption threw ash column up to 500 m above the summit.The ash column is observed to be of moderate intensity and gray with a slight inclination towards the north.

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Mysterious Blast in the Sky

Meanwhile, from PVMBG monitoring, it was seen that the eruption continued until Saturday at 05.44 WIB.Head of PVMBG Kasbani said, the eruption that occurred in Mount Anak Krakatau was strombolian, meaning, the eruption was very small and continuous.”Eat Krakatau is level II,” he said.He emphasized that the loud bang was heard in Jakarta to Depok, West Java, not because of Mount Anak Krakatau.

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There is a Lava Throw

Meanwhile, the potential danger from the activity of Mount Anak Krakatau at the moment is a burst of lava material, lava flow and heavy ash rain around the crater within a radius of 2 kilometers from the active crater.While thinner ash rain can be exposed in more distant areas depending on the direction and speed of the wind.

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Eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau
A Row of Interesting Facts on the Eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau

There are no volcanic symptoms

Volcanic activity in the form of eruption of the Strombolian type at this time, throwing incandescent material is only scattered around the crater (still within the limits of the area prone to disaster-recommended).

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Do not panic

According to data obtained from the South Lampung Regency BPBD, conditions in the Rajabasa sub-district, South Lampung, Saturday, April 11, 2020, at 04.00 West Indonesian Time, no sulfur and volcanic ash was observed.”This morning there have been no reports of damage, conditions are also raining, and people in the district, especially areas along the coast have returned to their homes,” said Head of Data and Information Center for the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Agus Wibowo in a written statement.

Agus detailed the villages affected in the coastal areas such as Way Mulih, Way Mulih Timur and Kunjir. Although some have returned to their homes, but now there are still some other residents who stand guard and monitor conditions.“BPBD through the rapid reaction team (TRC) has contacted the Gunung Anak Krakatau monitoring team, the results of which are: Status is still on alert (Level 2) and volcanic activity has subsided. People are advised not to panic”.

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4 Mountains in Indonesia Erupt Together, What Signs?

Four mountains in Indonesia were observed for eruption on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Viewed from the Map of Magma Indonesia, Mount Merapi, Mount Semeru, Mount Anak Krakatau and Mount Kerinci issued magma.Kasbani, Head of the Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) of the Geological Agency of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), said the eruption at Mount Merapi had occurred since Friday 10 April 2020.

Mount Merapi erupted on Friday, 10 April 2020 at 09.10 WIB. According to reports, the eruption reached the height of the ash column observed 3,000 meters above the summit or 5,968 meters above sea level.The ash column was observed to be gray with the intensity of the thickness leaning towards the northwest. Eruption of Mount Merapi recorded seismogram with a maximum amplitude of 75 mm and a duration of approximately 1 minute 43 seconds.

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For Mount Anak Krakatau (GAK) also experienced an eruption since Friday night at 22:35 WIB. Eruption GAK catapulted ash column up to 500 m above the top of the crater.

The gray column is observed with moderate to thick gray intensity leaning north. This eruption was recorded on a seismogram with a maximum amplitude of 40 mm and a duration of approximately 38 minutes 4 seconds.PVMBG explained the eruption lasted until Saturday morning at 05.44 WIB.”The eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau occurred until this morning,” the Head of the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) of the Geological Agency of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Kasbani.Kasbani said, the eruption that occurred on Mount Anak Krakatau was strombolian, meaning, the eruption was very small and continuous.

“Eat Krakatau is level II,” he said.

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Meanwhile, Mount Semeru erupts almost every day.

However, the height of the ash column is only 200 to 300 meters.”Semeru almost every day, only 200-300 meters. It’s Semeru characteristics like that,” said Kasbani.For Mount Kerinci, said Kasbani, also has the same characteristics as Semeru.”I will check again Kerinci, sometimes it is eruption but it is very small, in Kerinci there is a source of lava, occasionally driven,” he said.

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