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Egon volcano (Flores Island, Indonesia): seismic unrest, alert level raised

Thu, 17 Dec 2015, 10:27
10:27 AM | BY: T
Seismic unrest has been detected at the volcano. On 15 Dec, VSI raised the alert level of the volcano from 1 to 2 ("waspada", watch), on a scale of 1-4.
It is recommended not to approach the crater within a radius of 1.5 km, as unexpected explosions could occur.

Previous news

Wed, 16 Dec 2015, 06:00

Egon volcano (Flores Island, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 16 December-22 December 2015 (New Activity / Unrest)

PVMBG reported that during October-November seismicity at Egon was at baseline levels, characterized by an average of one event per day of both deep and shallow volcanic earthquakes. On 15 December the network recorded 29 shallow volcanic earthquakes, a number significantly above baseline. PVMBG raised the Alert Level to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) that same day and advised residents and tourists to stay at least 1.5 km away from the crater. ... Read all
Wed, 15 Jun 2011, 06:00

Egon volcano (Flores Island, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 15 June-21 June 2011 (Continuing Activity)

CVGHM reported that on 17 June the Alert Level for Egon was lowered to 1 (on a scale of 1-4) because seismicity had decreased and emission heights had been lower since January. ... Read all
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Egon volcano
Stratovolcano 1703 m / 5,587 ft
Flores (Indonesia), -8.67°S / 122.45°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Egon volcano eruptions:
2005, 2004 (Mar-Sep), 2004 (Jan-Feb), 1888(?)-1892(?)
Typical eruption style
Explosive. Strong fumarolic activity.
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