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Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau Volcano, Spewed A 500-Foot Column Of Ash!

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The ashes erupting from Anak Krakatau in Indonesia.

Do you think staying back at home is very annoying and unbearable? Have you ever wondered that there could be something worse? While the virus is invisible and far, a sight of volcanic eruption will stay with you forever. I don’t think you’ll be scarred for life, but it would not be a calm situation at all. Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano spewed ashes.

The History

It is believed that humans have survived some of the worst volcanic eruptions in our past. Almost 74,000 years ago, some survivors continued to thrive after the tragedy. We still have some things to learn.

Krakatau is a small island between the islands Java and Sumatra. The volcano which was formed almost entirely around the early 18th Century had erupted once in 1927. The entire island was destroyed due to this activity.

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The image of Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau taken from a longrange.

Some other disasters have also taken place since then. With the volcanic activity being widespread under the island, it caused a deadly tsunami too in 2018. Both these occurrences were around December, seems like a pretty bad month for the island.

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Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau: Recent Eruption

The eruption of Anak Krakatau occurred on Friday, which is the 10th of April. Nearly after 100+ years, the island suffered a lot of fire and ash. The sight was visible from far off too as the ashes rose to more than 200ft column.

You can watch the video here.

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The recent image of Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau erupting.

The Whole ProcessΒ 

The eruption did not occur all at once. It began during the night after 9 pm. The first round was a minute and 10 seconds, which started to 9:58 pm. Then again, around 10:30 pm, the volcano unleashed itself and kept spewing a tremendous amount of ash and smoke for almost 40 minutes. This time, it rose to more than 500ft column, moving north.

Since the area is recent and the mountain itself is young, it is followed closely by volcanologists. They informed us that this eruption paused and resumed till 5 in the morning on Saturday.

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