Krakatoa volcano eruption Oct 2018: dangerous vulcanian explosion from close
On 17 Oct, explosions were particularly violent at Anak Krakatau. We show a series of images of a spectacular explosion captured from close range by boat. 2 months later, the cone of Anak Krakatau collapsed into the sea on the evening of 22 Dec 2018, triggering a catastrophic tsunami (more info)
Continued activity that accumulated more and more weight on the cone, built on top of a steep underwater slope in the SW (left in the images), and shaking by explosions like this might well have been the final trigger for that tragic event.
Very strong explosions occur during the morning of 17 Oct, sometimes sending blocks into the sea. (P... [info
Perhaps the most powerful explosion during our 6-days stay was this one at 11:59 local time on 17 Oc... [info
Ash plume rising approx. 3 km above Anak Krakatau. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
A larger rockfall occurs after a quiet period that had lasted several hours, announcing something wa... [info
The dense eruption column quickly expands and starts to collapse on its sides. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The dense eruption column partially collapses into small pyroclastic flows. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The collapsing margins of the eruption columns develop small pyroclastic flows. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer... [info
The same eruption seconds later. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
While the top part of the eruption plume continues to rise vertically. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Soon, almost all of the cone's flanks is covered by impacts of falling bombs. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Very large blocks were ejected and roll down the slopes along with fingers of ash. (Photo: Tom Pfeif... [info
On 17 Oct, explosions were particularly violent at Anak Krakatau. We show a series of images of a sp... [info
Two months later, the whole cone collapses! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The place shown here no longer exists. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
An impressive ash plume gradually rises to several hundred meters, to reach 2-3 km. (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info
On 22 Dec 2018, continued eruptions of Anak Krakatau had accumulated too much weight on the cone, wh... [info
Participant on our Krakatau Volcano Special tour
managed to capture this extraordinary explosion, which involved a small lateral blast, by video. The video has gone viral since it was first published. It shows a place that now no longer exists: two months later, the cone collapsed into the sea and caused a deadly tsunami that hit Java's west coast. An event like this might well have been a final trigger for this to happen.
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