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Krakatoa volcano erupts spewing plumes of ash 1,640ft into the air as ‘loud rumbles’ heard 90 miles away

KRAKATOA volcano has spectacularly erupted off the coast of Indonesia, spewing plumes of ash an estimated 1,640ft into the air.

Two eruptions were recorded by the country’s volcanology centre last night between 9.58pm and 10.35pm local time, and this has continued into today.

 This night images captures the moment Krakatoa erupted
This night images captures the moment Krakatoa eruptedCredit: Magma Indonesia

Residents of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta — more than 90 miles away — reportedly heard “loud thunder-like sounds” after the eruptions. 

A resident on Sebesi Island, which is 11 miles away from Krakatoa, told local media that “thick ash” started to drop in front of his home after the eruptions.

BIGGEST SINCE DEADLY TSUNAMI ERUPTION

Some took to Twitter to share what they heard.

One joked: “We are fighting coronavirus. Please, go to sleep.”

Another said: “Guys I just want to let you know that mount Krakatoa is erupting [right now], I keep hearing noises here in Indonesia.”

The eruption is believed to be the biggest since the partial collapse of the volcano in December 2018 which unleashed a tsunami that killed more than 400 people.

No wave was reported this time.

 

Following its collapse in 2018, the volcano lost about two-thirds of its height and three-quarters of its mass. 

But Krakatoa’s eruption in August 1883 was the worst and in fact the most deadly in modern history, killing about 36,000 people.

The Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) also confirmed that three other volcanoes in Indonesia erupted last night.

But they are unrelated as each volcano had a different magma chamber.

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