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Egon volcano (Flores Island, Indonesia): eruption warning, evacuations

Wed, 13 Jan 2016, 23:06
23:06 PM | BY: T
Following a further increase in seismic activity, an eruption warning for the volcano was issued this morning. Residents living at the feet of the volcano were asked to evacuate for safety reasons.
The Volcanology and Disaster Mitigation Center PVMBG raised the alert status for the volcano to level 3 on a scale of 1-4.
An exclusion zone was extended to 3 km radius around the crater which now includes the village of Egon Gahar.

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016, 06:00

Egon volcano (Flores Island, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 13 January-19 January 2016 (New Activity / Unrest)

PVMBG reported that during 1-12 January seismicity at Egon was dominated by shallow volcanic tremor, harmonic tremor, and signals indicating emissions. Seismicity had increased on 15 December 2015, and then fluctuated through 11 January. RSAM increased significantly on 12 January due to an earthquake detected at 0936. ... Read all
Thu, 17 Dec 2015, 10:27

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

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. 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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