Krakatau Remove Poison Gas, Sea Temperature Rise 
Activity of Mount Anak Krakatau continues to flare up almost a week, even in the alert status or level II. Mountain in the Sunda Strait was already out toxic gas and endanger the public.

Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR), an immediate ban on the residents, especially fishermen and tourists not to be approached in a radius of two kilometers.

"Activities such as the issue often enough gas constant, surely a sign of eruption," the head of Volcano Observation Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Agus Budianto to, in Jakarta, Tuesday, November 2, 2010.

He explained that the spent gases of Mount Anak Krakatau is dangerous and toxic. Gas had to be out first because of the pressure of magma inside the mountain.

"If you remove the gas as it is a natural thing, because it is a characteristic of the Mountain of Fire," he said.

Based on the visual data recorded on this day from 00.00 till 18.00 pm, the range of 300 times the amount of seismicity. "Activity of Mount Anak Krakatau had been increasing, even before the Mount Merapi volcano erupts 26 October," he said.

In fact, the status of Mount Anak Krakatau has been increased to alert. In addition, due to the gas discharge of Mount Anak Krakatau has caused sea water temperature in the waters of the Sunda Strait increases. "The increase in sea temperatures due to the flow of volcanic material that fell into the sea," said Agus.

Based on data from Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, there are currently 19 whose status is Volcano alert of 68 Volcanoes in Indonesia.
"If a lot of alert status of Mount that it is normal in a cycling country that has an active volcano such as Indonesia. We continue to make observations and report any activity," he said.

Here's a list with the status of the volcano alert:
1. Mount Selawah Agam
2. Sinabung
3. Chamfer
4. Kerinci
5. Kabah
6. Anak Krakatau
7. Papandayan
8. Slamet
9. Bromo
11. Shelf
12. Children Rinjani
13. Rokatenda
13. Egon
14. Soputan
15. Lokon
16. Gamalama
17. Dukunu
18. Karang Etang
19. Ibu

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