Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
2-18 Nov 2019: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
17-21 Nov 2019: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
17-30 Nov 2019: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
9-17 May 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
Batu Tara volcano sat by (c) Google Earth View
Batu Tara volcano sat by (c) Google Earth View
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)
Batu Tara webcams / live data | Reports
Batu Tara volcano videos
Batu Tara volcano books | Tours
Batu Tara volcano eruptions:
2007-2011 (Oct), 2006, 1852
Typical eruption style:
Explosive
Last earthquakes nearby
Latest satellite images

Sentinel hub | Landsat 8

 

Batu Tara volcano news:

Batu Tara volcano (Flores Sea, Indonesia): low activity, no recent ash plumes

Thursday Aug 25, 2016 16:02 PM | BY: T

Steam plume from Batu Tara volcano today seen on Suomi NPP satellite (NASA)
Steam plume from Batu Tara volcano today seen on Suomi NPP satellite (NASA)
Heat signal from Batu Tara volcano (MIROVA)
Heat signal from Batu Tara volcano (MIROVA)
The volcano's activity seems to have been very low recently although there are no available direct observations.
The heat signal from the volcano has been only intermittent and low and no significant ash emissions have been detected on satellite imagery during the past months (since about Dec 2015). Only a gas plume is visible on clear weather satellite imagery on most days.
This indicates that the volcano is no longer producing the violent explosions we used to see during our regular expeditions in past years, usually in November each year as the best time weather-wise.
Whether or not milder strombolian activity (which would not need to produce strong signals seen from space) currently continues at the crater is unknown.
Previous news

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]
Saturday, Nov 28, 2015
We just returned from a 3-days expedition to the island during 23-26 Nov: the volcano's activity was overall at similar levels as during the previous visits between 2012-June this year, but highly variable from day to day: ... [more]
Monday, Oct 26, 2015
A volcanic ash plume at 5,000 ft (1.5 km) altitude extending 80 km west of the volcano was reported by VAAC Darwin this morning. [more]
Friday, Oct 23, 2015
Ash plumes from the volcano have become an almost daily observation on satellite data monitored by VAAC Darwin. This suggests that activity has picked up at the volcano (we will find out more when we are going there in November). ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
An ash plume at estimated 5,000 ft (1.5 km) altitude was reported extending 50 km SW of the volcano this morning (VAAC Darwin). [more]

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: