Is Anak Krakatau the same as Krakatoa?

Krakatoa was quiet until December 1927, when a new eruption began on the seafloor along the same line as the previous cones. In early 1928 a rising cone reached sea level, and by 1930 it had become a small island called Anak Krakatau (“Child of Krakatoa”).

How many people died in Anak Krakatoa?

Anak Krakatau, which means Child of Kratakau, is located between the islands of Java and Sumatra and was created after the legendary eruption of Krakatau volcano in August 1883. The eruption was so violent that the volcanic island that had existed until then sank into the sea. More than 35,000 people lost their lives.

Is Anak Krakatoa still active?

Krakatau, a small island group in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java is one of the world’s most famous volcanoes. It is a mostly submerged caldera with 3 outer islands belonging to the rim and a new cone, Anak Krakatau, that has been forming a new island since 1927 and remains highly active.

How big was the eruption of Anak Krakatau?

The eruption was so huge that the island of Krakatau was almost completely destroyed – what we now see in its place are a few fragments of the original island and – in the centre – a new, growing volcano named Anak Krakatau (child of Krakatau) which emerged in 1927. It grows by approximately 5 metres per year and in May 2011 was 324 metres high.

Where is the volcano Krakatoa located in Indonesia?

Krakatoa, or Krakatau (Indonesian: Krakatau), is a volcanic island situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian province of Lampung.

Where is Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait?

Anak Krakatoa or Anak Krakatau ( Indonesian: Anak Krakatau ), is an island in a caldera in the Sunda Strait situated between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian province of Lampung. On 29 December 1927, Anak Krakatau, or “Child of Krakatoa”, emerged from the caldera formed in 1883 by…

How to get to Anak Krakatau from Carita?

From Carita, it takes about 1 and a half hours by speedboat to reach the group of islands. The usual approach if actually setting foot on the island is to sail between the impressive cliff of Rakata island (on your left) and Anak Krakatau itself (on your right) and then dock on a small sandy beach on the north side of the island.