Marapi volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): ash explosions

jeu., 9 janv. 2014, 07:29
07:29 AM | AUTEUR : T
The volcano (not to be confused with MErapi in Central Java) erupted again yesterday (Thu) morning, producing a series of small (probably phreatic?) ash explosions, with ash plumes that rose to a few 100 m above the crater.
According to local newspapers citing PVMBG, the new eruptions were preceded by an increase in seismic activity under the volcano since 1 Januaryt and there were 5 explosions at 05:34, 05:53, 05:59, 06:12 and at 07:14 am local time, as well as some weaker ash emissions at 08:07.
The current alert status of Mount Marapi, a popular climbing destination, still stays at level 2 (out of 4), but it is recommended not to approach the crater within a radius of 3 km.

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lun., 9 déc. 2013, 10:49
Another small ash eruption occurred yesterday morning 10:10 am local time, the Jakarta Post wrote. According to the article, the explosion produced a small ash plume rising 350 m. VSI maintains the volcano on unchanged alert level 2 (out of 4, "Waspada", "alert"). ... Read all
mer., 13 nov. 2013, 11:34
A small eruption occurred this morning (9 am local time), producing an ash plume that rose about 350 m according to local news. Read all
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