Marapi volcano activity updates & eruption news
Wed, 2 May 2018, 01:15
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Sun, 4 Jun 2017, 05:30
Thu, 4 Jun 2015, 11:05PVMBG reported that during February-25 May diffuse white plumes rose as high as 300 m above Marapi, although inclement weather often prevented observations. Seismicity fluctuated. Read all
Thu, 27 Mar 2014, 17:40The volcano erupted again yesterday afternoon at 16:15 local time, the volcano observatory post reported. It appears it was one of the largest explosions during the volcano's current phase of activity. Read all
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 16:41Another ash eruption occurred at the volcano this afternoon at 16:15 local time. According to local news quoting the local VSI volcano observatory spokesman, the eruption today was the largest in a series since the alert status had been raised on 3 August last year. Ash fell in a radius of 3 km where some villages are located. Read all
Sun, 19 Jan 2014, 08:52Read all
Thu, 9 Jan 2014, 07:29The volcano (not to be confused with MErapi in Central Java) erupted again yesterday (Thu) morning, producing a series of small (probably phreatic?) ash explosions, with ash plumes that rose to a few 100 m above the crater. Read all
Mon, 9 Dec 2013, 10:49Another small ash eruption occurred yesterday morning 10:10 am local time, the Jakarta Post wrote. According to the article, the explosion produced a small ash plume rising 350 m. VSI maintains the volcano on unchanged alert level 2 (out of 4, "Waspada", "alert").
Wed, 13 Nov 2013, 11:34A small eruption occurred this morning (9 am local time), producing an ash plume that rose about 350 m according to local news. Read all
Wed, 14 Aug 2013, 14:13The volcano continues to produce small explosions every now and then. Local press reported two small eruptions this morning. Read all
Sun, 17 Mar 2013, 11:32A small explosive eruption occurred this morning at around 08:05 local time, generating a small ash plume rising a few hundred meters above the crater. Marapi volcano, one of Sumatra's most active, has been producing intermittent explosions with ash plumes up to 1 km high frequently since August 2011. Read all
Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 11:05Mount Marapi volcano in West Sumatra had new ash emissions today, a local newspaper reported. "Smoke" (=volcanic ash) was seen being emitted from the summit crater between 8-9 am local time this morning and produced a plume rising about 300 m. Read all
Mon, 19 Nov 2012, 10:05According to a local news article, a small steam (and possibly ash) puff was observed from the crater at 08:10 WIB local time this morning.
Wed, 26 Sep 2012, 22:13Marapi volcano had a modest eruption this evening (26 Sep) between 16:30-18:15 h local time. (Note Mapari is in Sumatra and different from frequently active M-E-rapi volcano near Yogyakarta in Central Java). Read all
Thu, 24 May 2012, 09:06A small ash eruption was reported from Marapi volcano in West Sumatra near the cities of Bukittinggi, Padang Panjang and Batusangkar at 07:15 local time on 18 May. The eruption lasted about 10 minutes, and produced an ash plume that rose 600 m.
Tue, 6 Mar 2012, 11:05Mount Marapi in West Sumatra continues to produce ash explosions during the past week. According to local news, a few weak explosions on Wednesday were followed by an eruption on Sunday morning produced an ash column about 1 km high, which traveled about 10 km southwards. The volcano is currently closed for climbers and a 3 km exclusion zone is in place. Read all