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Mount Anak Krakatau roars and dazzles with fireworks SERANG - The Mount Anak Krakatau lets out a massive roar yesterday as it blasts a large cloud of smoke and molten red-hot rocks hundreds of meters into the sky at night. Just a few hours later, a river of lava and stones glides down the slopes of the volcano as the early light of a rising sun tries to break to the clouds which have settled over the small and young mountain earlier.

The volcano, which formed in the Sunda Strait on the location of the previous volcano which exploded completely in 1883, has been active for two weeks now and has since been putting up a complete pyrotechnics show for visitors and scientists. People who are monitoring the situation say it is not too dangerous and it will probably continue for some time to come. Still there is a a warning in place to keep at least three kilometers distance from the volcano.

"We are a little worried sometimes when we heard the big boom and we see rocks that fall from, I don't know, half kilometer from the hole," told Chad Bouchard, one of a group of eight tourists who spent the night in a boat in the ocean to watch the volcano. "Sometimes we see the splash inside the ocean. That's a little scary but no, I think it might be stupid but I feel safe."


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Mount Krakatau (Krakatoa) volcano

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Posted in Volcanoes @ 12 November 2007 00:48 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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