‘Child’ of Krakatoa volcano erupts in Indonesia
The volcano known as Anak Krakatau has become active in recent weeks and on Thursday spewed a plume of ash and lava from its crater
A volcano in Indonesia known as the “child of Krakatoa” erupted on Thursday, spewing a plume of ash and lava from its crater, but there were no reports of injures or people being evacuated as no one lives on the island where the volcano is.
Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island that emerged in 1927 from the ocean, was formed after the eruption of Krakatau in 1883 that killed more than 36,000 people, Channel News Asia reported.
During the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, a plume of ash and stones shot up more than 20 kilometers into the sky. Anak Krakatau last erupted in April 2008 and has become active in recent weeks. On Thursday, a plume of ash shot into the sky and molten lava streamed down from its summit.
There are no residents on the island, which is between Java and Sumatra, but the peak of Krakatoa is a popular tourist spot. Indonesia’s geological agency has not raised the alert level of the volcano, but there is a one-kilometer no-go zone around its summit.
Indonesia is located on the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’, where the collision of tectonic plates causes frequent earthquakes and major volcanic activity.