Anak Krakatau on alert,
surrounding area sealed

In response to increasing seismic activity around Mt. Anak Krakatau, trekking and hiking activities have been banned in the area.

A Mt. Anak Krakatau monitoring team official said Sunday that the mountain, which has experienced increasing seismic activity since April, has been erupting on a daily basis.

"We advise tourists, fishermen, to stay clear of the mount's three-kilometer radius area," Anton Tripambudi said, as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.

According to reports made by the team that is stationed in Pasauran, Serang, Banten,  there has been a total of 85 eruptions, six internal vulcanic quakes and 18 tremors within the last 12 hours.

"The three kilometer radius area surrounding the mount is unsafe, as there are strong indications of increasing seismic activities including the emission of hazardous gas," Anton said.

In April this year, observers have put Mt. Anak Krakatau on high alert. (amr)


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