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Anak Krakatau is now 228 feet smaller

The Indonesian volcano Anak Krakatau, whose eruption caused a week ago, a deadly Tsunami, has lost in the Eruption, more than two-thirds of its height.

This is evident from a visual analysis of how Indonesia's volcano authority announced on Saturday. The original 338-Meter-high mountain measures, therefore, only 110 meters, its tip was no longer visible from the observation post.

The volcano authority estimates that the volcano lost between 150 and 180 million cubic meters of mass, as large quantities of Rock, Lava and debris after a series of eruptions rushed into the sea.

images of the Japanese satellite ALOS 2 of 20. August 2018 and 24. December 2018, prior to the show of the volcano Anak Krakatau, and after the Eruption. (Image: AFP, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

images of the Japanese space Agency showed that a two-square miles large piece of volcanic island broke off in the Sundastrasse between the Indonesian Islands of Sumatra and Java, and plunged into the sea.

Devastating Tsunami triggered

After the eruption of the Anak Krakatau on Saturday of last week, a devastating flood wave had rolled over the coastal areas and tourist beaches on the Strait of Sunda. The tidal waves met in the South of Sumatra and in West Java in the country.

According to authorities details of at least 426 people were killed, more than 7000 were injured. 23 people are still missing. Nearly 1300 houses were destroyed.

The safety zone around the crater has been expanded from two to five kilometers. Due to the persistent activity of the volcano were brought out of fear of further tidal waves more than 40'000 people in security.

In the most affected district of Pandeglang in West Java, thousands of Muslims took part on Saturday in a mass prayer. They remembered the victims and prayed for the safety of their homes. The Participant Dian Rosdiana said: "I pray also that the government helps us immediately: in the reconstruction, in the case of the supply of clothing and food, or at least with moral support." (ij/sda)

Created: 29.12.2018, 13:25 PM

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