Anak-Krakatau volcano before and after the tsunami

Pictures taken by Dove and SkySat satellites show the degree of destruction of the cone of the Indonesian volcano Anak-Krakatau, which on December 22 caused a devastating tsunami.

With their help, you can visually assess how the island has changed after volcanic activity. What once was a 340-meter peak with a crater completely collapsed, making room for a small bay.

Photo from December 17, 2018 (before the eruption). © Planets Lab

Photo from December 30, 2018 (after the eruption). © Planets Lab

According to the Indonesia Disaster Management Agency, more than two-thirds of the Anak-Krakatau volume (150-170 million cubic meters) has disappeared. It is assumed that most of it fell into the sea as a result of a huge landslide that caused the tsunami.

According to the latest data, about 430 people died at the impact epicenter on the coasts of Java and Sumatra. Thousands of evacuees still cannot return home.

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x