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Friday, May 12, 2023 06:10 PM
Today, Friday, the Center for Volcanology and Geological Risk Mitigation in Indonesia reported that a volcanic eruption occurred in Mount Anak Krakatau, located in the western province of Lampung, spewing a huge cloud of volcanic ash that reached a height of 2,500 meters..
And the Indonesian news agency Antara quoted the official of the observation point at Mount Anak Krakatau, Dini Mardiono, as saying – in a statement today – “Mount Anak Krakatau erupted on Friday at 9:20 local time, and the eruption column was observed at a height of 2,500 meters above the summit.”“.
Mardiono explained that the volcanic ash column appeared grey, with great intensity towards the southwest; The eruption was recorded on a seismograph with a maximum amplitude of 70 mm and a duration of 42 seconds.
Mardiono pointed out that throughout Thursday, it was recorded that Mount Anak Krakatau had experienced one volcanic eruption, one low-frequency earthquake, two multiphase earthquakes, a deep volcanic earthquake, two distant tectonic earthquakes and one continuous earthquake, and until Friday Anak Krakatau was in the third level or standby mode..
The center recommends that the public, visitors, tourists and mountaineers not approach the volcano or conduct activities within a radius of five kilometers from the active crater..