A new eruption of Anak Krakatau

Posted by TW on June 20, 2018 in categories Featured articles, Volcanoes

A small eruption took place at Krakatau volcano, located between Java and Sumatra, on June 19, 2018. The last known eruption of this volcano took place on February 19, 2017.

The eruption produced ash that rose a few hundred meters before it dissipated, Volcano Discovery reports. "Whether this is a sign of a new, more robust eruptive phase at the volcano is too early to say, but clearly shows that the volcano is restless and could be ready for a new eruption in the near to medium term future (weeks, months from now)."
Thermal radiation has increased since March 2018 and is at low to moderate levels, also suggesting that magma is near the surface