Anak Krakatau Volcano Now a Quarter of Its Pre-Eruption Size

Volcanic activity at Anak Krakatau, 2008. Credit: flydime

(From AP News)

Scientists say Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano island, which erupted and collapsed a week ago triggering a deadly tsunami, is now only about a quarter of its pre-eruption size. . . .

The analysis shows the scale of the island’s collapse, shedding light on the power of the tsunami that crashed into more than 300 kilometers (186 miles) of coastline in Sumatra and Java. More than 420 people died in the waves that were 2 meters (6.6 feet) or higher and 40,000 were displaced.

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