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New Volcanic Island East of Java

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7 Nov 10

Dear mister Felix,

The increase in volcanic activity all over the world is frightening.

East of the Indonesian island Java, in the sea between Java and Bali, a new island has risen from nothing within a few days. It is probably of volcanic origin. The location is not so very far from Tambora.  

West of Java the Anak Krakatoa is active, in the middle of Java the Merapi is very active and east of Java a new island has appeared in the sea, which wasn't there a few days ago. The fear of a coming mega-eruption is real.

The article is alas not in English. Using the Google Chrome browser, below is abbreviated translation:

Yours truly,
Argiris Diamantis
(from the Netherlands)

                       Son of mountain waters appears in Jembrana

3 Nov 10 - Mounds that resembles a pile of rocks called the children of the mountain, is reported to arise in marine waters in the district of Jembrana, Bali.

Some fisherman from the village of Pengambengan, Jembrana, Wednesday (11/03/2010) mentions, it appears the mysterious coral mound in the middle of the sea that separates the island of Java and Bali.

Local citizens worry that the mysterious mound is the peak of the volcano, because the mound - which covers about one hectare - was conical shape like the top of the mountain.

Although until now the mound did not show as well as volcanic activity, but a number of residents admitted misgivings sesuhungan now pretty much a disaster.

"Some people say, if it erupts Takat Deken, could deplete this Pengambengan," said Saihu.

Although many people who suspect that Takat Deken is a volcano, Saihu own claim to not fully believe it.

See entire article:
Anak.Gunung.Muncul.di.Perairan.Jembran a-5  

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Someone is having a little joke

Someone is having a little joke. The photo is of Anak Krakatau, which is actually WEST of Java in the Sunda Strait, where Krakatau has always been. I would recognise it anywhere. Anak Krakatau is the new volcano which formed inside the old caldera of Krakatau - in 1927, so it's hardly new, let alone 'Wasn't There A Few Days Ago'.

 If a new volcanic island had been created ANYWHERE in the world, it would have been news, particularly in the field of geosciences. And if a new island did appear in the waters east of Java, it would be exciting, but not a sign of anything more sinister than just another volcano in a long line of them. The islands of Indonesia are made of volcanoes, so another one would be kind of cool, but no real surprise.                 - Kylie 





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