2745 earthquakes by noon today
2 Oct 11 – Mount Anak Krakatau has been raised to “standby” or level IV status after 2745 earthquakes struck the area by noon today, said Surono, of the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG).
The quakes – which are now continuous – were felt along the entire island of Anak Krakatau, Surono added. The PVMBG recommends residents not to approach the mountain within a radius of 2 kilometers.
“We ask people coast of Banten and Lampung continue business as usual, do not panic, do not fall for the tsunami issue,” said Surono. “This is Anak Krakatoa erupted, not her mother (Krakatoa).”
There are currently six volcanoes in Indonesia on standby status, said Surono. Son of Krakatoa, Lokon, Karangetang, Papandayan, Tambora, and Children Ranakah.
Thanks to Wanda for this link
Anak Krakatau or Child of Krakatoa, is a comparatively new volcanic island. It rose out of the water in August 1930 by producing lava flows faster than the waves could erode them.
Still active, Anak Krakatau has grown at an average rate of five inches (13 cm) per week since the 1950s, or about 22 feet (6.8 meters) per year.