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Ash plume from Kerinci volcano this morning (image: PGA Kerinci local volcano observatory)
A small eruption was seen from the volcano this morning at 07:44 local time. An ash plume from an explosion at the summit of Indonesia's highest active volcano rose approx. 400 m from the summit crater.
Based on a pilot observation and reports from PVMBG, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 10 April ash plumes from Kerinci rose to altitudes of 4-4.3 km (13,000-14,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NE and E. ...more
Ash plume from Kerinci volcano yesterday (image: The Lonely Ranger @edelweisbasah / twitter)
A small eruption occurred at the volcano yesterday morning around 07:00 local time. An ash plume rising a few 100 m from the summit crater was observed. ...more
The nature of the eruption (likely a phreatic explosion) is unknown. As safety precaution, access to the volcano's summit, Indonesia's highest volcanic peak and a popular climbing destination, was closed. [less]
PVMBG reported that during 1 February-21 May 2015 white plumes from Kerinci rose 50-150 m and drifted E and W. Seismicity during 1-21 May was dominated by signals indicating emissions (100-110 per day on average) as well as volcanic earthquakes (1 per day on average). ...more
The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4). Residents and visitors were advised not to enter an area within 3 km of the summit. (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 20-26 May 2015) [less]
According to a local news article, an increase in earthquake activity prompted the local volcano observatory to issue an alert prohibiting mountaineers from climbing to the 3,805 meter tall stratovolcano's peak. VSI maintains the volcano at alert level 2 (out of 4).
An small eruption occurred last Sunday (2 June) at 8:43 am (local time), preceded by a rise in seismic activity reported by the local volcano observatory. An ash explosion produced a small rising 300-600 m and light ash fall at Gunung Tujuh about 20 km away. According to local news, the sudden eruption caused panik among inhabitants of Sungai Rumpun village and several evacuated their homes. Some climbers who were on the volcano at the time of the explosions returned unharmed. ...more
The eruption was not signalled by VSI nor VAAC and originally only mentioned in some Indonesian media where it is not worth more than a brief note, given the large number of such events every year. Many more eruptions probably occur around the world without getting the attention of international media. Satellite data showed a weak SO2 anomaly at the volcano on 2 June and a thermal anomaly is regularly visible at the often active volcano's summit. [less]
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