Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano has started to spew ash up to 47000 ft altitude as shown from satellite images. Anak Krakatoa is an island in a caldera in the Sunda Strait. It means child of Krakatoa in English language. Anak Krakatau is the offspring of the famous Krakatau volcano.
This volcano is located between the islands of Sumatra and Java. It is located in the Lampung province of Indonesia. This volcano is the subject of extensive study & interest for volcanologists.
On December 29, 1927, Anak Krakatau emerged destroying the island of Krakatoa. A large underwater collapse of the volcano had caused a deadly tsunami in December 2018. And now, on the morning of 10 April 2020, this volcano began erupting.
2018 eruption and Destruction:
An eruption of the volcano on 22 December 2018 caused a deadly tsunami. The eruption of smoke was 500 meter into the sky. The 2018 eruption caused a tsunami along the coasts of Sumatra and Java. The tsunami had caused 437 deaths. Tsunami 2018 had caused 14,059 injuries. This tsunami had displaced more than 40,000 people.
It had affected more than 186 miles of coastline in Sumatra and Java. This was the deadliest volcanic eruption of the 21st century so far. This had caused a great fear and disaster throughout Indonesia.
The volcano had lost its elevation above sea level from 1,109 ft to 360 ft. This event had lost about two third of the volume of volcano.
10 April 2020 Eruption:
On the morning of 10 April 2020, Anak Krakatoa has begun erupting again. The eruption could be heard from over 100 kilometers away. It is expelling plumes of ash and smoke that are traveling about 500 meters in the sky. Anak Krakatau can also cause the threats of tsunami.
However, no casualties are reported still due to the eruption of Anak Krakatoa.