translated from Spanish: Indonesia: powerful Krakatoa volcano erupted

The Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia erupted last night and after two detonations caused plumes of smoke of up to 600 meters. So far no fatalities have been reported. As indicated by the Center for Vulcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation in Indonesia, the volcano began to expel fire on Friday night and erupted until this Saturday morning. For now the alarm level two is maintained, the second on a scale of 4. The first explosion was at 21.58 and lasted one minute and 12 seconds, and the last and most powerful, at 22.35, which lasted for 38 minutes and 4 seconds.
“The eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano will not trigger another. That such situations occur in Indonesia is normal,” explained local volcanologist Devy Kamil Syahbana. In addition, as reported by the Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG), no material damage is currently known. It would be the largest eruption recorded since 2018, when a strong eruption collapsed the island and caused a tsunami off the coast of Sumatra and Java that killed 430 people. In 1883 it had another deadly eruption that killed nearly 40,000 people and at that time triggered a period of global cooling across the globe.

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