Marapi volcano activity updates & eruption news
Marapi volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): ash explosions
Thursday Jan 09, 2014 07:29 AM | BY: T
The 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.
According to local newspapers citing PVMBG, the new eruptions were preceded by an increase in seismic activity under the volcano since 1 Januaryt and there were 5 explosions at 05:34, 05:53, 05:59, 06:12 and at 07:14 am local time, as well as some weaker ash emissions at 08:07.
The current alert status of Mount Marapi, a popular climbing destination, still stays at level 2 (out of 4), but it is recommended not to approach the crater within a radius of 3 km.
Monday, Dec 09, 2013
Another 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"). [more]
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
A small eruption occurred this morning (9 am local time), producing an ash plume that rose about 350 m according to local news. ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013
The volcano continues to produce small explosions every now and then. Local press reported two small eruptions this morning. ... [more]
Sunday, Mar 17, 2013
A 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. ... [more]
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012
Mount 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. ... [more]