Gamalama volcano (Ternate Island, Indonesia): new ash eruptions
Monday Sep 17, 2012 09:16 AM | BY: T
Two separate explosions occurred at Gamalama volcano on Ternate Island yesterday at 13.22 and 14.15 local time. The eruption followed an increase in seismic activity and triggered PVMBG to raise the alert level to 3 (out of 4) "Siaga". According to the newspaper Liputan6 people have not heard the explosion, but only saw an ash plume rise.
The new activity comes less than a year after the volcano's previous eruption, when lahars (mud flows) had claimed several victims. Some people were panicking, but the situation remained otherwise calm in Ternate. The city has received some ash fall which led many shops to close, and some of the inhabitants started to wear face masks.
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Thursday, Feb 02, 2012
CVGHM lowered the Alert Level for Gamalama from 3 to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) on 24 January based on visual observations of white plumes rising as high as 100 m above the crater and a decrease in seismicity since the last eruption on 23 December 2011. ... [more]
Sunday, Jan 01, 2012
At least 3 people were killed by mud flows. 1,000-2,600 more were evacuated from several villages on 27-28 December, when heavy rainfall turned fresh ash deposits into devastating mud flows. Most damage was in the villages of Tubo and Tofure and along the Togorara and Marikurubu rivers. [more]
Monday, Dec 12, 2011
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Monday, Dec 05, 2011
Mount Gamalama volcano in Indonesia's remote North Maluku province erupted at 23:00 local time on Sunday (1400 GMT), according to local news. The eruption produced small amounts of ash, causing local electrical blackouts and ash fall in the provincial capital city of Ternate. ... [more]
Friday, Aug 31, 2007
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