Gamalana volcano (Indonesia): eruption news & activity updates
Gamalama volcano (Ternate Island, Indonesia): new explosion this morning
Tue, 8 Sep 2015, 15:0015:00 PM | BY: T
A new eruption occurred at the volcano this morning at 07:53 local time. An explosion produced an ash plume that rose approx. 1.5 km above the summit and drifted NE and dispersed quickly. The Ternate airport was temporarily closed.
Ash plume from this morning's eruption at Gamalama volcano (image: Leopold Kennedy Adam @LeopoldAdam / twitter)
It is not clear whether the explosion was involving fresh magma or only phreatic in origin (driven by steam). The official alert level of the volcano remains at 2 (on a scale from 1 to 4) and an exclusion zone of 1.5 km radius around the summit is in place.
Sat, 8 Aug 2015, 11:05
On 4 August, BNPB reported that Gamalama continued to erupt, although with low intensity. Tremor was continuous. ... read all
Mon, 20 Jul 2015, 12:05
Several explosions during 18-19 July produced white-and-gray plumes that rose 300-800 m and drifted NW. A preliminary count of refugees showed there were 1,505 people (450 families) displaced by the eruption. Ash deposits were 1.5-6 mm thick in northwestern villages. ... read all
Thu, 16 Jul 2015, 23:16
A phreatic explosion occurred yesterday (16 July) at 10 am local time, producing an ash plume that rose 1500 m. Ternate's airport was temporarily closed following the eruption. read all
Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 18:44
Intermittent ash emissions continue from the volcano. As it is unknown whether the eruption will dwindle down or increase, an exclusion zone of 2.5 km radius around the summit is in place. ... read all
Sat, 20 Dec 2014, 00:29
The volcano, one of the most active in the region, erupted unexpectedly last night (Thursday evening, 22:41 local time). ... read all