The Anak Krakatau volcano keeps on erupting making efforts of inspecting it difficult
Last Saturday the Anak Krakatau volcano caused a tsunami that killed around 500 people, destroyed hundreds of buildings, and swept away cars and trees from their roots. Its activity seems to continue to increase with mild explosive blasts of lava being emitted, known as Strombolian eruptions.
Authorities are saying that high seas, clouds, and constant eruptions are preventing assessment of Anak Krakatau volcano in order to detect if it could cause another deadly tsunami. Also, the island is covered with sulphur and a thick ash blanket due to the continuous eruptions. The Anak Krakatau volcano is an offspring of the infamous Krakatau volcano which erupted in 1883 causing a period of global cooling.
Residents in Indonesia are asked to stay 5 kilometers away from the coastline, though it is not certain that a second tsunami will form, but it is best to stay safe. The disaster agency stated the emergency period for the Banten province in Java will end January 9th, and the search for victims in Sumatra and Java will continue into January as well.
Source: The Associated Press: apnews.com