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)
The volcano's activity seems to have been very low recently although there are no available direct observations.
Heat signal from Batu Tara volcano (MIROVA)
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.
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
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]