Volcano erupts like firecracker high into sky
By Taniya Dutta
A volcano that has been caught spewing lava into the sky like a firecracker.
The stunning images were taken by photographer Akunrino, 29, at the renowned Indonesian island volcano Krakatau – that lies between the much larger islands of Sumatra and Java.
The volcanois infamous for its violent eruption in 1883 which sent shockwaves around the globe after it killed around 36,000 people through its thermal flash and tsunamis.
Since June this year the volcanohas been erupting and just four months ago, Akunrino, visited the volcanoto capture the historic moment.
Akunrino, from Kalianda, Indonesia, said: “I had to look for a safe spot to take best pictures. I searched for hours and found a spot on Rakata an island – which was 1.8 miles [three kilometres] from the volcano.
“I went there in July a month after it became active. It was erupting more than ten time a week.”
The volcanohas since erupted a further two times, first on September 6 and then again on October 1.
It has been spitting flames of rocks and ash from its crater.
The eruption promoted a ban on all activities within over half a mile [one kilometre] radius from the crater of the mountain area. The nearby areas had been alerted and tourist activities were slowed and mountain climbing was stopped.
Indonesia is prone to volcanic activity because it sits on the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire.’