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Dempo volcano (Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 29 April-5 May 2015 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 29 Apr 2015, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
Observers at the PVMBG Dempo observation post reported that during 0730-0900 on 27 April diffuse gray-white plumes rose 50 m above Dempo crater. Seismicity had increased during April as compared to the previous month. On 29 April the Alert Level was raised to 2 (on a scale from 1-4).
Visitors and residents were advised not to go within a 1-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, 2015. Report on Dempo. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 29 April-5 May 2015. 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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