Krakatoa volcano erupts spewing plumes of ash nine miles into the air

The Krakatoa volcano has erupted off the coast of Indonesia, spewing lava and plumes of ash nine miles into the air. Two eruptions, the second of which lasted just over 38 minutes, were recorded by Indonesia’s volcanology centre on Friday evening at 9.58pm and 10.35pm local time Residents of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, located more than 90 miles away, reportedly heard ‘loud thunder-like sounds’ after the eruptions. A resident on Sebesi Island, which is located 11 miles away from Krakatoa, reported to local media that ‘thick ash’ started to drop in front of his home following the eruptions.