Volcanoes in Indonesia took a "ring of fire"
How long will the eruption of the Indonesian volcano Krakatoa, seismologists do not undertake to predict. Volcano it is quite young — he's only 130 years old, but proud. Now column of ash reaching tens of kilometers high. Indonesia — the world record for the number of active volcanoes. Here, there are about six hundred. The archipelago is in the so-called "Ring of Fire."
Following the volcano Merapi, whose emissions three days ago killed 33 people the Indonesian island of Java, in the north-western coast on Friday intensified famous volcano Anak Krakatau, ("Son of Krakatoa"), reports online news portal Detik.com.
Youngest volcano in the Sunda Strait grew up in place of one of the most devastating eruptions in history in 1883, last night began to throw volcanic rocks, and now residents zapadnoyavanskogo Labuan town, located 40 kilometers from the "fiery mountain", hear new rumblings of explosions.
Thunder is heard every half hour — from dawn until now, "- says a local resident Fatur (Fatur).
According to him, the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra clouded, and visual observation to rise from its bottom in 1928, a young volcano impossible. However, the National Department of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG) of Indonesia, announced at Anak Krakatau, a week ago, the second of four possible readiness to erupt already dispatched additional observers.
The last powerful eruption Anak Krakatau, took place in 2007, said the head of the mining section Detik.com NUMKG Agus Budianto (Agus Budianto).
In 2010, the volcano active again. It's not clear what's going on, and we are relentless surveillance, "- he added.
Source: RIA Novosti, NTV Broadcasting