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Anak Krakatova erupts, gray cloud 3 km high

Anak Krakatova erupts, gray cloud 3 km high

Indonesia’s Anak Krakatoa volcano erupted on Sunday, sending ash clouds 3,000 meters above the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra.

“We are still recording the continued eruption of dense clouds at altitudes of 500 to 3,000 meters from the summit,” Denny Martiono of the Indonesian Geological Agency told AFP.

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The volcanic island of Anak Krakatoa, or “Child of Krakatoa,” erupted from the Krakatoa volcano and erupted at least 21 times in recent weeks, but Sunday’s eruption was the most powerful, Mr. Martiono.

Authorities have ordered residents to avoid the two-kilometer waiver zone around the volcano, whose activity is classified as a four-level warning level 2. They also suggested that residents wear a mask to protect themselves from the ashes.

“People, including tourists, should follow the recommendations of the Geographical Agency, which prevents it from being within a two-kilometer radius of the abyss,” the official stressed.

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Caldera, formed after the Great Krakatoa eruption in 1883 that killed 35,000 people, has been active from time to time since its eruption from the sea in the early 20th century, making it one of the worst volcanic eruptions in the world. ‘Story.

Anak Krakatova erupted in 2018, triggering a tsunami that killed 429 people and left thousands homeless.

Indonesia is located in the “Pacific Ring of Fire” where the collision of continental plates causes high seismic activity. There are about 130 volcanoes in the country.

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