SERANG - The volcanic activity of the Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait is still rising. The new crater on the volcano is getting bigger as well. At the observation post of the volcano, in the village of Pasauran in the district of Serang, they recorded 143 eruptions, 28 volcanic tremors and 31 other tremors. The new crater has now reached a diameter of 75 meters by 100 meters. Hot rocks and other volcanic material is thrown out from it every time there is an eruption. Hot clouds reach altitudes of up to 600 meters.
However the activity of the Anak Krakatau volcano is still rising, the alert-status is kept at the second highest status, 'alert'. According to people at the observation post the current activity is still categorized as normal.