Residents and tourists warned about increased activity at Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano

September 3, 2012INDONESIA - Volcanic ash from the increasingly active Anak Krakatau has reached a number of areas in Lampung, prompting officials on Monday to issue a warning for local residents and tourists. “The ash was carried by wind from the southeast to the south, reaching Bandarlampung,” Nurhuda, who heads the observation and information section of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) in Lampung, said according to state news agency Antara. Nurhuda said the ash fell over several sub-districts in Bandarlampung, about 130 kilometers away from Anak Krakatau. “It is rather unusual for the dust to be this thick,” said Juniardi, a resident of Bandarlampung who complained that the falling dust was also hampering visibility. Officials warned that the ash posed health hazards and asked local residents to wear masks when going outdoors or driving motorcycles. “We also advise fishermen and tourists not to come within a radius of 3 kilometers of Anak Krakatau. The thick plumes of smoke sent off by Krakatau contain toxic material that is hazardous for your health,” said Andi Suhardi, head of the Anak Krakatau observation post in Hargo Pancuran village. A report from the volcanology office in Bandung shows that the activity of Anak Krakatau has been on the rise over the past few days, reaching almost 90 eruptions per day. Nurhuda said the report showed the volcano spewed red hot lava up to 300 meters above its peak. “More than 100 volcanic quakes and tremors have been recorded,” he added. Anak Krakatau, or child or Krakatau, about 130 kilometers west of Jakarta, was created by the same tectonic forces that led to the 1883 Krakatoa eruption that killed tens of thousands of people. –Jakarta Post
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3 Responses to Residents and tourists warned about increased activity at Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano

  1. The Javanese prophet spoke on all these things as well.

  2. Korheg says:

    The sons of Anak

  3. Christie c. says:

    That is one nasty volcano with a very violent past–it caused what they termed the explosion literally heard ’round the world, back in 1883, and the ash caused tremendous climate changes across the globe–‘pappa’ Krakatau exploded, and what was left sank beneath the waves–yet, ‘baby’ Krakatau has been steadily growing and growing, larger and larger for decades now–and, it’s beginning to act like it’s infamous ‘parent’ more so every day–a very dangerous situation for those living on the islands in that area–but, how do you evacuate all those islands–where do all the people go, who need to be kept safe? Of all the volcanoes around the world, this one needs to be taken extremely seriously, due to it’s very destructive past, and obvious threats to repeat at least part of that past in the not too distant future.

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