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Sirung volcano (Pantar Island, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 9 May-15 May 2012 (New Activity / Unrest)

Mi, 9. Mai 2012, 06:00
06:00 AM | VON: VN
CVGHM reported that on 8 May a three-hour long ash eruption from Sirung was accompanied by loud sounds and incandescence that reached 10 m above the crater. An ash plume rose 3.5 km above the crater and drifted N, producing ashfall up to 4 mm thick near the crater. During 9-12 May white plumes rose 30-50 m above the crater.
A sulfur odor was reported in areas up to 3 km away on 12 May. That same day CVGHM raised the Alert Level to 3 (on a scale of 1-4) and recommended that visitors not approach the volcano within a 2.5 km radius.

Based on a report from a ground-based observer and analyses of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC noted that on 12 May an ash plume rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted about 95 km SW.

Sources: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM), Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2012. Report on Sirung. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 9 May-15 May 2012. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Mi, 19. Mai 2004, 06:00
According to DVGHM, the news reports of an eruption at Sirung around 13 May were false. There was no activity at the volcano. ... Read all
Mi, 12. Mai 2004, 06:00
According to a news article, Sirung began erupting "smoke and dust" around 13 May. A local government official reportedly said that hundreds of residents were evacuated from within 1 or 2 kilometers of the volcano. There were no reports of injuries or damage. ... Read all
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