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Iya volcano, Flores, Indonesia: news & activity updates

Updated: Sep 26, 2022 23:29 GMT-
Wed, 2 Nov 2016, 06:00
PVMBG reported that after an increase on 29 September seismicity at Iya decreased significantly, with the number of deep volcanic earthquakes slowing from a rate of five per day or less, to none on 22 October. On 31 October the Alert Level was lowered to 1 (on a scale of 1-4). Read all
Fri, 30 Sep 2016, 17:17
The Indonesian Volcanologic Survey raised the alert level of the stratovolcano from 1 (lowest) to 2 (waspada, watch) yesterday evening. The decision came as increased seismic activity had been detected under the volcano, possibly related to a new magma intrusion that could be precursor of a new eruption. Read all
Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 06:00
PVMBG reported that during 1 July-29 September variable-density white plumes rose as high as 150 m above Iya. During most of that period seismicity was at normal levels characterized by deep and shallow volcanic earthquakes each detected at a rate of less than 10 events per day. Between 1550 and 1800 on 29 September, however, the seismic network detected 17 volcanic earthquakes. Read all
Iya volcano
stratovolcano 637 m / 2,090 ft
Flores (Indonesia), -8.9°S / 121.63°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Iya volcano eruptions:
1971(?), 1969, 1953, 1888(?), 1882, 1871, 1868, 1867, 1844, 1671
Typical eruption style
Explosive
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