Anak Krakatoa

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Anak Krakatoa in 2012.

The Anak Krakatoa (Child of Krakatoa) or Anak Krakatau is a small volcanic island in the Sunda Strait. It is between the island of Java and Sumatra. Mount Anak Krakatoa is a leftover piece of Mount Krakatoa, which erupted in 1883.[1] After the eruption of Krakatoa, new volcanic activity began on the bottom of the ocean along the same line as the previous volcanoes. In early 1928, a new volcano grew until its top came above the water. By 1930 it had become a small island. The volcano has been active sporadically since that time. The volcano has continued to grow to an elevation of about 1,000 feet (300 metres) above the sea.[2] It has became famous because it erupted in 2018, causing a tsunami that killed many people and damaged buildings and property.[3]

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  1. "Serunya Berpetualang ke Anak Gunung Krakatau | Dinas Pariwisata Provinsi Banten". dispar.bantenprov.go.id. Retrieved 2021-01-16.
  2. "Krakatoa | Location, Eruption, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-01-16.
  3. Grilli, Stephan T.; Tappin, David R.; Carey, Steven; Watt, Sebastian F. L.; Ward, Steve N.; Grilli, Annette R.; Engwell, Samantha L.; Zhang, Cheng; Kirby, James T. (2019-08-16). "Modelling of the tsunami from the December 22, 2018 lateral collapse of Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Straits, Indonesia". Scientific Reports. 9 (1): 11946. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-48327-6. ISSN 2045-2322.