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

Mon, 18 Jan 2016, 16:54
16:54 PM | BY: T
An eruption warning remains in place. Increased sulfur smells have been noted from the volcano which had been raised to second highest alert on 13 Jan.
According to local news, evacuation of 3 villages at the feet of the volcano are taking place and so far, 1200 people have been relocated and 2000 dust masks have been distributed (in case of ash emissions). The exclusion zone around Mt Egon volcano is 3 km radius from its summit only (but in case of a larger eruption, this should be drastically increased, especially around rivers draining from the mountain.)

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016, 23:06

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

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. ... Read all
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
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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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