Anak Krakatoa Raised to Highest Alert Status

From Ice Age Now

2 Oct 11 – Mount Anak Krakatau has been raised to “standby” or level IV status after 2745 earthquakes struck the area by noon today, said Surono, of the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG).

The quakes – which are now continuous – were felt along the entire island of Anak Krakatau, Surono added. The PVMBG recommends residents not to approach the mountain within a radius of 2 kilometers.

“We ask people coast of Banten and Lampung continue business as usual, do not panic, do not fall for the tsunami issue,” said Surono. “This is Anak Krakatoa erupted, not her mother (Krakatoa).”

There are currently six volcanoes in Indonesia on standby status, said Surono. Son of Krakatoa, Lokon, Karangetang, Papandayan, Tambora, and Children Ranakah.

via Anak Krakatoa Raised to Highest Alert Status.


Author: Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

One thought on “Anak Krakatoa Raised to Highest Alert Status”

  1. I missed this! I have been paying too much attention to Katla. The quakes above 3.0 have been getting more frequant. Two in the past week.

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