Wednesday, 20 October 2021 | 14:33 WIB

Mount Child of Krakatoa in Continuous Tremor


BANDARLAMPUNG, NNC - The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said Mount Anak Krakatau or Child of Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait, is showing seismic tremor activity and issuing loud sound booms with weak vibrations and fire rays are observed throughout Wednesday (9/12/2018) until Thursday (9/13) early morning.

According to the BMKG release, received at Bandarlampung on Thursday, the report is a continuation of Windi Cahya Untung from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Geological Agency, PVMBG Observation Center for Mount Anak Krakatau. The activity of volcanoes in the sea was felt at the Observation Post.

The report mentions that throughout the observation period of September 12, 2018, at 00.00 to 24.00 WIB, Mount Anak Krakatau showed continuous amplitude tremor 3-51 mm (dominant 45) activity.

The volcano (305 meters above sea level) along the observation was sunny and cloudy weather. The wind blew weakly to the north, east and west. Air temperature was 24-33 degrees Celsius, air humidity was 41-100 percent, and air pressure was 0-0 mmHg.

Visually, fog mount condition was 0-III. Crater smoke was not observed.

There was a sound of pounding and weak vibration felt at the Observation Post.

Fire was seen at night visuals on CCTV.

Conclusion of the level of activity of Mount Anak Krakatau is now Level II (Waspada), therefore, community and tourists are not allowed to approach the crater within a two kilometer radius of the crater, Antara reported.