Tangkuban Parahu volcano (West Java, Indonesia): eruption warning, increased seismicity
Increased seismic activity might signal a new eruption from Mt. Tangkuban Perahu volcano near Bandung, West Java's capital. On Wednesday, 3 October, 100 earthquakes were recorded, according to a local volcanologist.
Local and foreign tourists are asked to stay away from the crater of Mt. Tangkuban Perahu.
"We are afraid that the volcano will erupt suddenly," Syamsul Rizal, a senior official with the directorate, is cited in the article in the Jakarta Post.
Tangkuban Parahu, a volcano in west Java very near the regional capital Bandung (2 million inhabitants) might be coming back to life very soon. The Volcanological Survey of Indonesia has raised the alert level and reports strongly increased seismicity, and strong emission of sulphuric gasses since today. Access to the volcano is fobidden.