xi's moments
Home | Asia Pacific

Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano erupts

Xinhua | Updated: 2023-11-28 16:21

JAKARTA - Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano located in the waters of Sunda Strait erupted on Tuesday morning, spewing volcanic ash cloud of about 1 km high into the sky, an official said.

The volcano's Observation Post Officer Anggi Nuryo Saputro said the eruption occurred at 6:29 am local time for 130 seconds, with the wind heading north.

"The ash column was observed to be gray to black in color with thick intensity towards the north," he said in a statement.

Since its birth in June 1927, Anak Krakatau's volcanic activity has been on the rise, making its body larger and taller, up to 157 m above the sea level. Its activity has increased significantly since April last year, which raised its dangerous status to the third highest level.

In 2018, Anak Krakatau erupted and triggered a tsunami that killed over 400 people and left thousands homeless.

Global Edition
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349