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Batu Tara volcano sat by (c) Google Earth View
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Batu Tara volcano
Stratovolcano 748 m / 2,454 ft
Sunda Islands, Indonesia, -7.79°S / 123.58°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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2007-2011 (Oct), 2006, 1852
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Batu Tara volcano (Flores Sea, Indonesia): intense activity, pyroclastic flows, field report

Sunday Jul 05, 2015 03:59 AM | BY: T

The activity at the volcano remains intense. We visited Batu Tara from 30 June - 4 July on our recent Volcano Special tour and observed strombolian eruptions of varying intensity at intervals ranging between 10 and 50 minutes.
The strongest explosions caused loud cannon-shot like noises and produced abundant incandescent ejections that reached heights and distances of up to approx. 500 m from the crater. They were followed by glowing avalanches of blocks rolling down the sciara to the sea.
On 3 occasions within 16 hours between the evening of 2 and morning of 3 July, unusually strong eruptions produced small pyroclastic flows triggered by collapsing material from the eruption and small parts of the crater rim. These flows traveled down the sciara and over the sea for up approx. 200 meters.
Pictures and videos from the activity and expedition will be posted soon.
Previous news
Friday, May 22, 2015
The volcano had explosions that produced ash plumes that rose to 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude and drifted 80 km to the west today. [more]
Monday, May 18, 2015
Explosions (strombolian to small vulcanian style) continue at the volcano, sometimes strong enough to produce ash plumes visible on satellite images. [more]
Monday, May 18, 2015
An ash plume to 8,000 ft was again reported yesterday. Activity at the volcano is probably elevated at the moment good news for our upcoming volcano expeditions. [more]
Monday, May 11, 2015
An ash plume was seen yesterday on satellite imagery extending 45 nautical miles to the west. [more]
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Several ash plumes were detected on satellite imagery during the past days, suggesting a phase of elevated activity. [more]

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