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Marapi volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): new ash explosions

Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 16:41
16:41 PM | BY: T
Another 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.
Also according to the article, the volcano has had a total of 57 recorded eruptions since January 2014. Since all of these have been small, and Indonesia is very used to small volcanic eruptions, they hardly make any news at all (while such an event at other volcanoes would).
The alert status remains unchanged at 2 out of 4.
People were recommended to avoid exposure to ash if possible and wear dust masks.

Previous news

Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 06:00
According to news articles, an explosion at Marapi on 26 February produced an ash plume that caused ashfall in areas as far as 10 km S. According to PVMBG the Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4). ... Read all
Wed, 19 Feb 2014, 06:00
According to a news article from 5 February four explosions from Marapi occurred in early February. One of the explosions was followed by ashfall in the Tarab River area and Batu Sangkar (17 km SE). ... Read all
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