Gamalana volcano (Indonesia): eruption news & activity updates
Gamalama volcano (Ternate Island, Indonesia): continuing ash emissions, airport closed until 11 am Saturday
Friday Aug 05, 2016 07:52 AM | BY: T
Small ash emissions from the volcano have continued yesterday and in the night. Due to the hazard of new ash falls, the airport remains closed today and is scheduled to reopen tomorrow morning at 11:00 am local time.
The Indonesian authorities keep the status level of the volcano at 2 (on a scale of 1-4, 4 being highest). No evacuations were ordered, but an exclusion zone of 1.5 km radius around the crater is in place. Ash falls were reported in several villages including Salero, Soa Sio, Sangaji, Dufa-Dufa, and in some parts of Central Ternate.
Based on information from the local volcano observatory, the ash from yesterday's activity reached 1,700 to 2,500 meters above sea level. Seismic data show no significant earthquake activity associated with the activity, but a weak constant tremor signal.
Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016
A small eruption occurred at the volcano this morning. An explosion created an ash plume that rose approx. 600 m above the crater. The Babullah airport of Ternate island was closed due to the ash plume and is scheduled to reopen tomorrow morning at 10:00 am. ... [more]
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
PVMBG reported that during 1 August-4 November seismicity at Gamalama fluctuated, and was dominated by hybrid earthquakes and signals indicating emissions. 3 periods of increased seismicity were recorded during 3-5 and 11-19 August, and 8-22 October, though seismicity declined overall. ... [more]
Tuesday, Sep 08, 2015
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. ... [more]
Saturday, Aug 08, 2015
On 4 August, BNPB reported that Gamalama continued to erupt, although with low intensity. Tremor was continuous. ... [more]
Monday, Jul 20, 2015
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. [more]