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Peak of Anak Krakatau was brought down by more than 200 metres in explosion that triggered waves killing more than 420 people

Scientists say Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano island, which erupted and collapsed a week ago triggering a deadly tsunami, is now only about a quarter of its pre-eruption size.

Anak Krakatau now has a volume of 40-70m cubic meters having lost up to 180m cubic meters since the 22 December disaster, according to Indonesia’s volcanology agency. The crater peak was brought down from 338 metres to 110 metres.

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