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Krakatau, a small island group in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java, in the Indonesian province of Lampung, is one of the world's most famous volcanoes. There has been new eruptive activity since the late 20th century, with a large collapse causing a deadly tsunami in December 2018.

Anak Krakatau, also known as "the child of Krakatau" is a small, highly active volcano in the heart of the ruins of Krakatoa, which obliterated itself in 1883.

The collapsed Anak Krakatau volcano, which generated the tsunami on 22 December 2018, has displaced thousands.

After the eruption on the 22 December, the volcano crater area became part of the ocean. The volcano shrank dramatically following the eruption. Much of the volcano's south-western flank has gone. The west side of the island is completely missing. A crater lake has formed now and is no longer connected to the ocean.

TerraSAR-X acquired these high resolution images showing the completely transformed Anak Krakatau volcano, which generated the devastating tsunami on 22 December, 2018.

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Credit: Airbus

Anak Krakatau volcano


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