Marapi volcano activity updates & eruption news
Marapi volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): new ash explosions
Wednesday Feb 26, 2014 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.
Links / Sources:
Links / Sources:
- Gunung Marapi Alami Erupsi (Rebublika online)
Sunday, Jan 19, 2014
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). ... [more]
Thursday, Jan 09, 2014
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. ... [more]
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]