(JAKARTA, Indonesia) – Satellite radar data converted into images shows that the volcano on the Indonesian island of Anak Krakatau is dramatically smaller after a weekend breakout that triggered a deadly tsunami.
Satellite Images Unavailable Due to Clouds Radar images from a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency satellite taken before and after the eruption show that the southwestern flank of the volcano has disappeared.
Dave Petley, Head of Research and Innovation at Sheffield University, who analyzed similar images from a European Space Agency satellite AIA They support the theory that a landslide, mostly underwater, caused the tsunami on Saturday night at least 430 Has killed people.
"The challenge now is to interpret what might happen on the volcano and what might happen next. He wrote in a blog.
Indonesian authorities warn people not to stay one kilometer off the coast of Sunda Strait for fear of another tsunami.
The image of JASA shows concentric waves emanating from the island after the eruption. Experts say that they are caused by persistent outbreaks.
Anak Krakatau, which means child of Krakatau, is the descendant of the notorious Krakatau volcano, which affected the global climate with a massive eruption in 1
Anak Krakatau first rose above sea level According to the Indonesian Agency for Volcanology in 1929, the land mass has since increased.