Monday, September 24, 2018

Oh Great, Now Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatoa) Is Erupting

Actually it's not a big deal (ye0. I wanted an excuse to link to MAGMA Indonesia (Multiplatform Application for Geohazard Mitigation and Assessmen)
First up, from the Jakarta Post, September 24:

Flights not yet affected by Mt. Anak Krakatau eruption, authorities say
 Anak Krakatau is seen from Japanese helicopter carrier Kaga in the Indian Ocean on Sept. 22. (Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon)
Authorities say flights have not been affected by the eruption of Mount Anak Karakatau in the Sunda Strait, South Lampung regency, Lampung.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that the volcano erupted over 44 times over the weekend,  with thick smoke billowing from the volcano’s crater at a height of 200 meters from the crater's peak.

The agency also recorded 253 incidences of seismic activity, prompting local authorities to warn tourists and residents to steer clear of the volcano and its surrounding areas.

BMKG spokesperson Hary Djatmiko told The Jakarta Post that as of Monday morning, the volcano was still spewing volcanic ash into the air.

“Based on satellite imagery, the volcanic ash has reached 7,000 feet and is moving west to Sumatra island,” he said on Monday....MORE
Yeah, a volcano inside a water-filled crater caldera inside a volcano.
Here's what Indonesia has to deal with on the volcano and earthquake front, (screenshot from MAGMA):

Here's MAGMA's interactive site. The last time i checked there was a 5.0 earthquake going on, apparently not a big deal.

And the September 23 warning.