Anak Krakatau

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News:Anak Krakatau volcano witnessed the longest eruption since its explosive collapse in 2018.

Facts:

  • Anak Krakatoa Island is a caldera situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia.
  • The island emerged from the area once occupied by Krakatau which was destroyed in 1883 by an explosive volcanic eruption.It first appeared in 1927 and has been growing ever since.
  • It is part of the Ujung Kulon National Park, listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage site.

Additional Facts:

  • Caldera: It is a large depression formed when a volcano erupts and collapses.