Marapi volcano activity updates & eruption news
Marapi volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): new ash explosions
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.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 16:4116:41 PM | BY: T
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.
Links / Sources:
Links / Sources:
- Gunung Marapi Alami Erupsi (Rebublika online)
Sun, 19 Jan 2014, 08:52
New ash emissions occurred from the volcano's summit crater this morning at 10am local time, Antara News reported. The eruption , back into eruption. Similar small eruptions have been observed during the past years and the current status of the volcano remains at level 2 (out of 4). read all
Thu, 9 Jan 2014, 07:29
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. ... read all
Mon, 9 Dec 2013, 10:49
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"). ... read all
Wed, 13 Nov 2013, 11:34
A 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, 14:13
The volcano continues to produce small explosions every now and then. Local press reported two small eruptions this morning. ... read all