BMKG: Potential for Tsunami Due to Decrease in Anak Krakatau, Safe Homecoming in the Sunda Strait


The activity of Mount Anak Krakatau (GAK) has increased in activity to level 3 or on alert since April 24. But now, the BMKG reports, the activity of Mount Anak Krakatau is starting to decline even though there is still smoke being emitted.

Head of BMKG Dwikorita Karnawati said that due to the weakening activity of Mount Anak Krakatau today, the potential for a tsunami due to underwater landslides is very small.

“Well, because we have seen the eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau visually weaken today, then of course the potential for a tsunami due to the eruption will also decrease or be very small. Because we have seen visually what happens is only molten lava that enters the sea, there is no explosion at all. once,” said Dwikorita Karnawati in a virtual press statement, Thursday (28/4).

Therefore, Dwikorita conveyed that related to port activities and the Merak-Bakauheni crossing during going home, it could be passed safely.

“So this is an update that the potential for a tsunami has decreased. Then we also monitored the location of the Merak Bakauheni crossing which is located quite far and farthest in the Sunda Strait area. So it is farthest from the eruption source and is blocked by several islands,” he explained.