SERANG, KOMPAS.com – Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra spewed a 3,000-meter column of ash Wednesday, Jan. 4.
The eruption took place at 3:09 p.m. local time, according to the Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation’s (PVMBG) report, which is prepared by an official at the volcano’s observation post, Ade Yasser Akhmad Purwata.
The volcano spewed a huge ash column about 3,157 meters above sea level. The thick and black ash column was monitored moving to the east. The report was made while the eruption was still ongoing.
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The eruption, with a maximum amplitude of 65 mm and a duration of 1 minute 37 seconds, was recorded on a seismogram.
Earlier today, the volcano also erupted at 2:10 p.m. local time, spewing out 100-meter column ash above its peak or about 257 meters above sea level.
The eruption, with a maximum amplitude of 40 mm and a duration of 20 seconds, was recorded on a seismogram.
The volcanology center issued an Alert Level three of the four-tiered alert system. Therefore, the relevant authorities called on the public, including visitors, tourists, and hikers, to stay at least five kilometers away from the active crater.
(Writer: Rasyid Ridho | Editor: Gloria Setyvani Putri)
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