Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano spews ash, lava in new eruption
Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano has erupted, spewing ash as high as 3 kilometers (2 miles) into the air, officials said Saturday.
The volcano island located in Indonesia's Sunda Strait between the main Java and Sumatra islands has erupted at least seven times since late Friday, Indonesia's Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center said.
It was the longest eruption since the explosive collapse of the mountain caused a deadly tsunami in 2018 along the coasts of Java and Sumatra, the center said. There were no casualties reported in the latest eruption and no evacuation order was issued. The nearest settlement is 16 1/2 kilometers away.
The center's closed-circuit camera showed lava flares and the volcano continuously erupting until Saturday morning.