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Kerinci volcano (Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 12 August-18 August 2020 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 12 Aug 2020, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
PVMBG reported that at 1602 on 12 August a brown ash emission from Kerinci rose 1 km above the summit and drifted NE, E, and SE. At 1225 on 13 August and 0731 on 15 August brown ash emissions rose 600-800 m and drifted ENE and NW, respectively. On 16 August brown emissions rose 300-500 m and drifted W.
The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4), and the public was warned to remain outside of the 3-km exclusion zone.

Sources: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM), Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2020. Report on Kerinci. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 12 August-18 August 2020. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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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) 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
Typical eruption style

Frequent moderate explosive eruptions.


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