The Indonesian Authority for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) has issued a warning about seismic activity from Anak Krakatoa between the islands of Java and Sumatra
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A volcano that has been erupting continuously for a month has triggered a tsunami alert and put an Indonesian province on high alert.
The Indonesian Authority for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) has issued a warning about seismic activity from Anak Krakatoa between the islands of Java and Sumatra.
There were suggestions that the activity of the volcano, whose name means “Child of Krakatoa”, could trigger a tsunami.
Corresponding Coconuts JakartaThe increased activity of the volcano has prompted the agency to raise its alert level in the area from II, meaning high alert, to III, meaning a need for preparedness, on the country’s four-level hazard scale.
In a press conference yesterday, the head of the agency, Dwikorita Karnawati, urged the public “to be aware of the potential for high waves or tsunamis, particularly at night”.
The BMKG, along with the Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG), the Geological Agency of the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry and the local Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), would continue to monitor Anak Krakatoa and sea levels in the Sunda Strait. he said,
He acknowledged that it was difficult to visually detect the presence of high waves approaching shore at night.
“During the day it’s quite visible,” he said. “It means that the [volcanic and sea level] The activity can continue.”
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Despite raising the alert level, the BMKG has urged the public not to panic. Only information from official sources should be trusted, he said.
The tsunami threat comes just before a month of uninterrupted volcanic activity from Anak Krakatoa, which has been continuously erupting since early April.
The latest eruption occurred at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, when a massive plume of smoke and ash was ejected up to 3,000 meters above the volcano’s summit, or 3,157 meters above sea level.
Lava sparks have been spotted in the eruptions for the past two days.
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Officials have also urged the public to stay within a five-kilometer radius of the volcano to minimize risk.
However, sea transport to and from the port of Merak, Banten to the port of Bakauheni was still relatively safe.
Anak Krakatoa has been sporadically active since December 1927, when it emerged from the sea in the caldera formed after the 1883 eruption of Mount Krakatoa.
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The eruption of its parent volcano is considered one of the deadliest and most destructive in history, killing an estimated 35,000 people.
Anak Krakatoa last had a major eruption in December 2018, when a volcano-generated tsunami hit the coast around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, killing more than 400 people.
Tens of thousands more people were left homeless.
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