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Mount Anak Krakatau erupts twice in a day

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Jakarta, IO – Mount Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait, Lampung, has erupted twice today. The ash column during the last eruption reached one kilometer high.

The Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) recorded the first eruption at 5.19 am WIB with a column of ash reaching three kilometers high. The eruption was recorded on a seismogram with a maximum amplitude of 70 millimeters and a duration of approximately 2 minutes and 12 seconds.

“The color of the ashes ejected into the air was gray with a thick intensity towards the southwest direction,” wrote a statement from PVMBG, reported CNN Indonesia, Thursday (11/5).

Seven hours later, Mount Anak Krakatau erupted again at 12.41 am WIB, recorded on a seismograph with a maximum amplitude of 70 millimeters and a duration of 143 seconds.

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Since last April, Mount Anak Krakatau has been active at Level III (on standby) status. PVMBG advised the public, visitors, tourists and hikers not to approach or conduct activities within a five kilometer radius from the crater. (at)

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