Jakarta -Mount Anak Krakatau located in the Sunda Strait of Lampung Province for so many eruptions. PVMBG reported Mount Anak Krakatau erupted 56 times with ash column height varying from 200 meters to 1,000 meters above the top of the crater on Wednesday (11/7).
“In 24 hours from 00:00 to 24:00 hours on July 11, 2018, Mount Anak Krakatau erupted 56 times with amplitude 25-53 mm, and the duration of eruption 20-100 seconds,” said Head of Data and Public Relations of BNPB Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, Thursday (12/7).
Sutopo explained, the eruption was accompanied by volcanic ash, sand and the sound of boom. Visually at night the lights and lava incandescent. A gush of 141 events with a duration of 20-172 seconds.
1Erupts 99 times with a bang
On Tuesday (10/7), Mount Anak Krakatau erupted as much as 99 times the incident with the amplitude of 18-54 mm and the duration of eruption 20-102 seconds. Embusan recorded as much as 197 times with a duration of 16-93 seconds.
“The eruption was accompanied by the sound of the thump as much as 10 times that caused the glass observation of the mountain to vibrate,” he said.
2The eruption took place since 18 June 2018
According to Sutopo, the number of eruptions has been ongoing since June 18, 2018 when Mount Anak Krakatau increased volcanic activity. There is a movement of magma out of the surface resulting in the eruption. However, the status of Mount Anak Krakatau remains alert (level 2). There is no increase in mountain status. The alert status is set since January 26, 2012 until now.
“Alert status means that volcanic activity is above normal so that eruptions can occur at any time, not harmful as long as the community does not perform its activities within a radius of 1 km,” he said.
3People are encouraged to remain calm
Sutopo urged people to stay calm. BPBD Banten Province, Lampung Province BPBD, PVMBG and BKSDA have taken anticipatory steps.
“The important thing is that the people adhere to the recommendation of not doing activities within a radius of 1 km from the top of the crater, and it is safe to enjoy the eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau eruption from a safe place,” he said.
The eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau which catapulted volcanic ash and sand, did not endanger aircraft flights. VONA (Volcano Observatory Notice For Aviation) orange. The cruise line in the Sunda Strait remains safe. The eruption is also harmless as long as it is outside the radius of 1 km from the top of the crater.
The eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau is common. This mountain is still active to grow big and high by doing erupsi. Mount Anak Krakatau just emerged from the sea level in 1927. The average added height of 4-6 meters per year. Energy eruption issued is also not large. Very little chance of major eruptions such as the eruption of Mount Krakatau in 1883. Even some experts say it is impossible for now.