Active volcanic eruption lasted for 40 minutes. Smoke remained until Saturday morning. The volcanic eruption was within acceptable levels. Volcanic activity that could lead to an intense eruption was not detected, writes The Jakarta Post . On the same day, the activity of three more volcanoes on the neighboring islands of Java and Sumatra was noted.
The most powerful and deadliest eruption of the volcano Krakatau occurred in 1883. The eruption lasted for four months. Most of the island was destroyed. Then more than 36 thousand people died. In 2018, a partial collapse of the underwater part of the volcano triggered a tsunami, killing more than 400 people.
Indonesia is located above part of the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”: hundreds of volcanoes are located at the junction of plates at the bottom of two oceans, which makes the country the undisputed world record holders for the number of active volcanoes on its territory that periodically erupt. There are about 100 of them.