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Saturday, Aug 03, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Wellington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 14000 ft (4300 m) altitude or flight level 140 and is moving at 15 kts in W direction. ... [more]
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019
A small eruption was reported on 31 July (12:48 local time). It produced an ash cloud that rose to at least 4600 m above sea level and drifted ENE. [more]
 

Kerinci volcano

Stratovolcano 3800 m / 12,467 ft
Sumatra, Indonesia, -1.7°S / 101.27°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Last update: 3 Aug 2019 (Volcanic Ash Advisory)
Typical eruption style:

Frequent moderate explosive eruptions.


Kerinci volcano eruptions: 1838, 1842, 1874(?), 1878, 1908-09, 1921, 1923, 1936, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1952, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969-70, 1971(?), 1990, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001-02, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 No recent earthquakes
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The 3800-m-high Gunung Kerinci in central Sumatra is Indonesia's highest volcano and one of the most active in Sumatra.

Background:

Kerinci is capped by an unvegetated young summit cone that was constructed NE of an older crater remnant. The volcano contains a deep 600-m-wide summit crater often partially filled by a small crater lake that lies on the NE crater floor, opposite the SW-rim summit of Kerinci.
The massive 13 x 25 km wide volcano towers 2400-3300 m above surrounding plains and is elongated in a N-S direction. The frequently active Gunung Kerinci has been the source of numerous moderate explosive eruptions since its first recorded eruption in 1838.


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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute


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