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Mount Krakatau volcano threatens to erupt again JAKARTA - Tourists and fishermen are advised to keep at least two kilometers distance from the summit of an Indonesian volcano. This advice was issued yesterday after the authorities heightened the alert status of the volcano.

The volcano, known as the Child of Krakatau, is located at 130 kilometers west of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and is located in the Sunda Strait. The volcano was formed by the same tectonic powers that lead to the violent eruption of the Krakatau in 1883. Back then tens of thousands of people died. The 'child' is popular among hikers.

Last week, the number of tremors inside the volcano increased from about 200 to 7200 a day, which caused the alert status for the volcano to be heightened to a status three out of four, according to Gede Suantika, spokesperson for the Center of Volcanology. Suantika said that he feared a possible strong eruption would cause red-hot stones to roll down it's slopes and into the sea.


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Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 October 2011 03:02 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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