New Landslide and Tsunami Fears at Anak Krakatoa in Indonesia

Anak Krakatoa in early January, 2019 - BBC

Fears of another landslide and possible tsunami are mounting for the Anak Krakatoa volcano in the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.  Scientists with Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) have discovered new cracks that could be an early indication of another landslide.  These cracks are deep and wide enough to emit steam and ash.  A violent explosion of the Krakatoa volcano triggered a deadly tsunami that struck Indonesia on December 22 that struck Java and Sumatra.  A landslide formed by these cracks is estimated to be 67 million cubic meters compared to the estimated 90 million cubic meters from the December 22 event.

Source: Krakatoa volcano (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): new cracks found on the island raise fears about possible new landslide and tsunami / VolcanoDiscovery

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