Anak Krakatau reaching danger zone as tremors approach 6000

October 9, 2011INDONESIAAnak Krakatau volcano monitoring post reported Saturday increasing volcanic tremors at the famous volcanic island, located in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra. Head of the volcano monitoring post in Pasauran, Serang, Banten, Anton S. Pambudi said that the tremors had reached 5,883 on Saturday evening. “Data recorded at a monitoring post on Oct. 8 shows that 5,883 tremors came from the volcano as compared to 5,543 and 5,204 in the previous days,” an official at the Anak Krakatau volcano monitoring post in Cinangka, Serang, Banten, Anton S. Pambudi, said Saturday as quoted by Antara news agency. Despite increasing volcanic activity, the the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) has yet to further raise the level of alert status of the volcano. “We maintain the alert status on Siaga, which means that we prohibit local residents or visitors from approaching the volcano up to two kilometers in radius,” Anto said. The authorities have raised the status of Anak Krakatau, which is Indonesian for ‘Child of Krakatoa’, to alert, the third of four alert levels, on Sept. 30. “We call the residents not to panic despite the frequent tremors. But, we tell them not to approach the volcano’s 2-kilometer radius,” he said. Meanwhile, residents living along the coast of Anyer admitted that they did not worry about the tremors. “My family and I felt no difference compared to the situation before the authorities raised the alert status,” said Doni, a resident of Paku, Anyer. Anak Krakatau erupted briefly on Tuesday spewing ash and rock high into the air. The eruption was the biggest since January 2011 when ash was emitted more than 600 meters into the air, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents. Last year, the volcano also erupted on Oct. 29 forcing the authorities to raise the alert status of the volcano. The volcanic island exploded in 1883, killing approximately 40,000 people. –Asia One
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9 Responses to Anak Krakatau reaching danger zone as tremors approach 6000

  1. Paula says:

    Anak Krakatou and El Hierro- the east and the west under threat. All I can say is the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. We also has to do our part and pray, decree, think, act and feel like a mature Son and Daughter of God, and not like selfish children. We have to do our part as this transition happens. Think of all the literature, music, art, families, high ideals and beautiful people that have been born on this planet. It was not created for nothing and we are all part of the plan. Just sending hope and cheer this Sunday morning


  2. luisport says:

    Magnitude ML 3.5
    Region ICELAND
    Date time 2011-10-09 17:36:35.6 UTC
    Location 63.62 N ; 19.11 W
    Depth 1 km
    Distances 149 km E Reykjavík (pop 113,906 ; local time 17:36:35.6 2011-10-09)
    148 km E Hafnarfjörður (pop 22,289 ; local time 17:36:35.6 2011-10-09)
    61 km E Vestmannæyjar (pop 4,203 ; local time 17:36:35.6 2011-10-09)


  3. frank says:

    seems like two dangerous vulcanos is about to go kaboom


  4. Things are really getting to be exciting, and very dangerous. I pray that the people living in these areas do not become complacent.



  5. luisport says:

    Six volcanoes on high alert!

    Despite increasing activity at six volcanoes across the country, the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) says there is no need to evacuate residents for now.

    BNPB spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on Sunday that the volcanoes on high alert were Mount Tambora in West Nusa Tenggara, Anak Ranakan in East Nusa Tenggara, Papandayan in West Java, Karangetang and Lokon in North Sulawesi, and Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait.

    “These volcanoes are on alert level III, which means all volcanic parameters show that activities could develop into an eruption or disaster,” he told The Jakarta Post via text message.

    He said that Anak Krakatau was producing five thousand tremors per day. A 2-kilometer exclusion zone has been set up around the volcano.

    Sutopo said the volcanoes were being monitored 24 hours a day.


  6. luisport says:
    Mount Lokon again showed increased activity from the central crater Tompaluan, Monday (10/10/2011). Terekamnya is characterized by volcanic earthquakes and tremors in sesmograf hundreds of times.

    Farid Bina, Head of Post Monitoring Mount Lokon said volcanic earthquakes recorded over 200 times since the morning, either volcanic A (in earthquake) and volcanic B (shallow earthquake). “The existence of volcanic earthquakes indicate whether the energy supply of magma and gas continues to happen,” he told Tribune Manado.

    Although the activity showed an increase, but the status of Mount Lokon remain alert (level III) with a 2.5 km radius of danger. “People should be wary if the wind was blowing from the North to the West, because it could be materials such as volcanic ash, can make an immediate impact,” said Farid.

    He warned people not to panic and believe the issues are not clear, because the development activities of Mount Lokon always coordinated with the government. So, if the circumstances would harm will be informed immediately, in order to avoid untoward things.


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