Ibu volcano news
Sunday, Jun 09, 2013
Ibu volcano (Halmahera Island, Indonesia): lava dome overtopping crater rim poses risk of pyroclastic flows
As the Indonesian Volcanological Survey (VSI) specified in its latest bulletin, parts of the active lava dome of the volcano have recently (early June) grown higher than the northern crater rim, where it is cut by a valley extending to the northern feet of the stratovolcano. Therefore, potential continued growth of the dome poses the risk of rockfalls and pyroclastic flows reach the northern flanks, where a number of villages are located, namely Pasilulu and Talen. ...more [read all]
Friday, Jun 07, 2013
The alert level of the volcano was raised to 3 ("Siaga", "alarm") on a scale of 1-4 by the Indonesian Volcanological Survey.
Thursday, Oct 18, 2012
The MODVOLC detected thermal anomalies at Ibu on 17th September. Suggesting eruptive activity at the summit, possibly related to lava dome growth in the wide summit crater that has been documented since 2000.
Thursday, Aug 13, 2009
Ibu volcano / Halamhera island/ activty update: Eruptions, lava dome growing and increasing seismic activity
It is reported that white and gray plumes from Ibu rose to 300-400 m altitude. There are more frequent earthquakes, that indicate an increasing activity. There were also lava flows and explosions at the summit. There was also Strombolian activity. The Alert Level was increased to 3. The lava dome is growing and is now visible from Duono village.