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The eruption of Krakatoa Reaches Hundreds of Times

Kalianda, Lampung - Activities of Mount Anak Krakatau (GAK) in the waters of the Sunda Strait status is still wary despite the eruption was estimated to be hundreds of times throughout Sunday.

Head of the Observation Post Mount Anak Krakatau (GAK) in the Village District Hargopancuran Rajabasa, Andi Suardi, say, in Rajabasa, Sunday, from 00:01 am until 12:25 o'clock pm Sunday afternoon, the intensity of the eruption was recorded as many as 66 times.

"See you tonight eruption certainly in the hundreds of times," he explained.

Meanwhile, he continued, volcanic earthquakes in from Sunday morning until noon, reached 32 times, 45 times shallow volcanic earthquakes and seismic tremor 26 times and gusts of 40 times.

"The height of burst of sand and volcanic ash reached above 500 meters," he said.

Then, he continued, with many Jumah eruption observed from the post, a distance of 40 kilometers, Mount Anak Krakatau still alert status as the previous day.

With that condition, tells him, fishermen go to sea when the night is asked not to sail too close to the GAK that because it is dangerous.

"Minimum safe distance of four miles, even if it can be more than the distance to anticipation," he explained.

He said the increased activity is a natural phenomenon because it is an active volcano and the increase in activity can occur at any time without prior unexpected.

Meanwhile, some residents in coastal areas Punduh Pedada District, Pesawaran District, Lampung Province remain calm even though they began to be alert, because they live adjacent to the Mount Anak Krakatau.

"People here are generally still stay calm but vigilant after Mount Krakatau began to be preached to become active again," said Village Kampung Baru, Punduh Pedada, Ny. Yayuk.

He admitted that lately a lot of listening and seeing the news from radio and television around the active Mount Anak Krakatau, following the eruption of Mount Merapi.

Head of (Kaur) Kampung Baru Village Development, Hanapi, also membenakan that the activities of residents in the coastal region was still normal, although crowded reported active Krakatoa, and issued a sembutran smoke hundreds of times every day.

However, people there expect for the conditions of Krakatoa was not worse, because there are many residents whose homes were in coastal areas.


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