Krakatoa Active Every Five Minutes

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TEMPO Interactive, Serang:Uninterrupted activity from Child of Krakatau volcano are causing continuous tremors. “There is a tremor every five minutes,” said the Child of Krakatau head of surveillance post, Anton Tripambudi, told Tempo yesterday.

According to Anton, the quake activities occur 600-900 times a day on average. From the data acquired by the Child of Krakatau monitoring post in Pasauran village, Serang, it is known that there were a total number of 811 quakes yesterday.

The condition of the Child of Krakatau, he said, is still on level II alert. This is not harmful as long as the community follows regulations and do not approach the mountain within the radius of two kilometers. “So far, the status for Child of Krakatoa has not been raised, because the strength of the tremors is still fluctuating,” he said.

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