Anak Krakatau’s Mountain Erupt in Afternoon
January 5, 2019
After the big bang on Thursday morning, the activity of Gunung Anak Krakatau to this day, Friday (01/04/2019) is still high.
At 14.21 WIB, the mountain located in the Sunda Strait (Indonesia) erupted again with the height of the ash column observed at approximately 2,000 meters or 2,110 meters above sea level.
“The ash column goes north and east,” based on the displacement issued by the Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG), the Geological Agency, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, which was distributed by the Head of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) )) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho via short message.
The ash column spewed from the peak of Mount Anak Krakatau is white to gray with high intensity.
The eruption of Anak Krakatau was recorded on a seismogram with a maximum amplitude of 14 millimeters and duration of approximately 3 minutes 7 seconds.
An explosive sound could also be heard in the Observation Post of Anak Krakatau PVMBG Volcano.
Until now the status of Anak Krakatau’s Mountain is still in alert III level. Currently tourists and the public are not allowed to approach the crater within a 5 kilometer radius.
Earlier this morning, the Head of the Center for Data, Information and Public Relations National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho through his Twitter account called Anak Krakatau’s Mountainstill erupted several times.
“There has been an eruption of Anak Krakatau’s Mountain on 4/1/2019 at 09:39 WIB. The height of the ash column is observed 1,500 m above the peak. The column is gray to ash,” said Sutopo on Friday afternoon. via Twitter.