Guntur volcano news & activity updates:
Guntur volcano (West Java, Indonesia): alert level raised
Sunday Sep 01, 2013 10:52 AM | BY: T
The alert level was again raised to level 2 on a scale of 0-4 (Waspada, "watch") following an increase in seismic activity observed since 15 August.
An elevated number of volcano-tectonic earthquakes (related to rock-fracturing) and the appearance of tremor (indicating magma movements) suggest that new magma could be currently intruding into the volcanic system and lead to new activity which would threat numerous nearby villages and the town of Garut located only about 8 km away from the summit.
Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013
Elevated seismic activity has been detected at the volcano and VSI raised the alert level to 2 on a scale of 1-4 ("Waspada", "watch"). It is recommended not to approach the crater within 2 km. ... [more]