Dukono volcano news & eruption updates
Dukono volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia): constant ash venting
Monday Nov 10, 2014 22:23 PM | BY: T
Ash plume from Dukono on 9 Nov 2014During our stay at the volcano from 8-10 Nov, there were no explosions, but the volcano produced vigorous constant ash venting from at least 2 vents inside the crater.
The ash plume was rising 200-400 meters and drifting to the southeast.
When observed from the rim of the crater, a dense jet of ash and blocks, with some incandescent material, could be seen leaving the vents as from a turbine. Solid material reached only few tens of meters height and fell back into the inner crater.
This process was accompanied by hissing noises and the constant crackling sound of falling stones, reminding of ocean surf. Occasional small lightnings occur frequently within the eruption plume.
Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Explosive activity at the volcano continues. An ash plume at estimated 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude was seen drifting 45 nautical miles to the east on satellite data today (VAAC Darwin). [more]
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
Ash emissions continue. Darwin VAAC reported several ash plumes rising to estimated 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude and extending up to approx. 100 km NE. [more]
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014
Explosive activity continues at the volcano. An ash plume rising to 7,000 ft (2.1 km) was reported yesterday evening extending 40 km to the NE (Darwin VAAC). [more]
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
After a phase of probably lower activity during the past weeks, strombolian activity picked up again and sometimes produces ash plumes that rise to 2-3 km. [more]
Friday, Sep 05, 2014
Ash eruptions continue. A volcanic ash plume was spotted this morning extending 50 km to the NE from the volcano by Darwin VAAC. [more]