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Steam plume from Batu Tara volcano today seen on Suomi NPP satellite (NASA)
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
The volcano's activity seems to have been very low recently although there are no available direct observations. ... [more]

Thursday, Dec 03, 2015
Impressions of strombolian and vulcanian activity from Batu Tara volcano observed during our recent expedition from 23-26 Nov 2015. [more]


Batu Tara Volcano Videos

Stratovolcano 748 m / 2,454 ft
Sunda Islands, Indonesia, -7.79°S / 123.58°E
Batu Tara volcano, Indonesia: spectacular video of pyroclastic flow traveling over the sea

Early on 3 July 2015, a rare and spectacular pyroclastic flow occurred at Batu Tara volcano that traveled approx. 150 m over the sea. It was caused by the collapse of the eruption column and accumulated loose material on the crater rim, following a strong, mass-rich explosion from the volcano. Video taken early on 3 July 2015 by Martin Siering (, one of the participants on our recent expedition to Batu Tara volcano (

Rockfalls and typical eruptions from Batu Tara volcano

A 2x speed compilation of rockfalls and two normally strong eruptions from Batu Tara volcano, recorded on the evening of 2 July 2015 during our latest expedition (see for infos).

Typical volcanic eruption from Batu Tara volcano, Indonesia

A moderately strong strombolian eruption at Batu Tara, recorded on the evening of 2 July 2015 during our latest expedition (see

Volcanic eruption from Batu Tara volcano

A medium to strong eruption from Batu Tara on 2 July 2015 forms a sustained jet of bombs and ash that rises several hundred meters. Taken during our last expedition:

Spectacular volcanic eruption at Batu Tara volcano, Indonesia

Strong strombolian explosion from Batu Tara volcano (Flores Sea, Indonesia) on the evening of 2 July 2015. The eruption is preceded by a gradual build-up with increasing degassing and rockfalls as a result of inflation of the crater. Immediately before the explosion, glow becomes visible as the magma is about to break through the crust sealing the vent. Batu Tara volcano info: Next expedition:

Spectactuar close-up of large explosion at Batu Tara volcano

During 1-4 Nov, a group of VolcanoDiscovery visited the remote Batu Tara volcano in the Flores Sea, Indonesia. The following video was taken by documentary filmmaker Michael Dalton ( and shows an unusually large strombolian eruption at the volcano. It is a preview for the upcoming program on Oasis/Love Nature: Volcano updates & info:

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