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Dempo volcano (Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 31 December-6 January 2009 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 31 Dec 2008, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
CVGHM reported that on 1 January, a phreatic eruption from Dempo resulted in a strong sulfur odor and "ash rain" that was noted as far as about 10 km from the summit. Fog prevented direct observations of the summit. The Alert Level was raised to 2 (on a scale from 1-4).
Visitors and residents were advised not to go within a 2-km radius of the summit.

Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2008. Report on Dempo. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 31 December-6 January 2009. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Dempo volcano
Stratovolcano 3173 m (10,410 ft)
Sumatra (Indonesia), -4.02°S / 103.12°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Dempo volcano eruptions:
1817, 1839(?), 1853, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1881, 1884, 1895, 1900, 1900, 1905, 1908, 1921, 1923, 1926, 1934, 1936, 1939, 1939-40, 1964, 1973, 1994, 2006, 2009
Typical eruption style
Small - moderate explosive eruptions.
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