Anak Krakatau, the Island-Volcano (videos)

Indonesia > Sunda Strait

Krakatau Archipelago, 20 January 2011
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Anak Krakatau, said to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, has increased activities in the last few months. This is my collection of videos taken during our visit on 20.01.2011.
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I: Eruption at 10.40am on 20.01.11. The first one as we enter the Krakatau archipelago after a harrowing 2.5hr boat ride in rough 1.5m swells, from Carita in Banten province, west coast of Java. I am a bit anxious for a moment here, because we are less than 1km from the island-volcano, but going at full speed past its western shore. :)


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II. Close-up of the above eruption.


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III. From the safety of Pulau Sertung, just 2km away, I observe my second eruption since we arrived. Spectacular, yet disturbing.


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IV. On the black beach of Pulau Sertung, just 2km away from Anak Krakatau, we do lunch while the volcano put up a great show.


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V. After almost 3hrs on beautiful monitor-lizard-infested Pulau Sertung, we decide to leave, taking our boat around the eastern side of Anak Krakatau.


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VI. Anak Krakatau gives a huge final blast as we leave for nearby Rakata Island (remnant of 1883 eruption) for a spot of snorkeling in pristine water. Luckily the boat ride back to Carita takes us only 1.5hr in much calmer water, compared to 2.5hr in the morning choppy sea.


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VII. Finally a slideshow of the whole memorable journey.

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One Response to “Anak Krakatau, the Island-Volcano (videos)”

  1. afanddy@yahoo.com.my says:

    splendid video

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