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Reuters

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Dr. Dick van der Wateren

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Krakatau erupts again. 40,000 evacuated.

12.01.2011, Age: 2776 days

Ash from Krakatau is raining down on nearby parts of the Indonesian islands Sumatra and Java. In the meantime, the authorities plan to evacuate 40,00 people away from areas that may be threatened by tsunamis.

Tsunamis are likely to be caused by pyroclastic flows when the eruption activity will increase. While the eruptions are expected to be less violent than the mega-eruption of 1883 that blew away the volcano, ensuing tsunamis may still threaten the coastal population on both sides of the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra.

The South Lampung Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) has declared Alert Status 2 (of 4), see map.


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