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Marapi volcano
Stratovolcano 2891 m (9,485 ft)
Western Sumatra, Indonesia, -0.39°S / 100.46°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Marapi volcano eruptions:
2011-ongoing, 2004 (Aug), 2001, 2000, 1999, 1987-94, 1984, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1980, 1975-79, 1973, 1970-71, 1968(?), 1967, 1966, 1958, 1958, 1954-57, 1950-52, 1949, 1949, 1943, 1932, 1930, 1929, 1927, 1925, 1919, 1918, 1918, 1917, 1916, 1915, 1913, 1911, 1910, 1907-08, 1905, 1904, 1889, 1888, 1886, 1885, 1883, 1878(?), 1883, 1876-77, 1876, 1871, 1871, 1863, 1861, 1855-56, 1854, 1845, 1833-34, 1822, 1807, 1770
Typical eruption style:
Small to moderate sized explosions
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Marapi volcano activity updates & eruption news

Marapi volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): relatively strong eruption, ash fall

Thu, 27 Mar 2014, 17:40
17:40 PM | BY: T
The 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.
Although the eruption was itself not visible due to cloud cover, the seismic signal showed a strong explosion that lasted 38 seconds and relatively "thick" ash fall occurred shortly afterwards in Batipuh and Tanahdatar districts until 17:45.
The alert level of Marapi remains unchanged at level II out of 4. Authorities recommend people to avoid a 3 km radius zone around the volcano.

Marapi has been in a phase of activity characterized by sporadic explosions of generally small size since 3 August 2011. Earlier eruptions this year, according to local press occurred as follows:
- 8 Jan: 2 explosions, ash plumes rising 700 m.
- 9 Jan: 5 explosions, ash rising up to 250 m
- 16 Jan: 5 small eruptions in the morning, but no visual observations.
- 19 Jan: one eruption that lasted 17 seconds.
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Previous news
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 16:41
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. ... read all
Sun, 19 Jan 2014, 08:52
Ash emission from Marapi volcano on Sumatra (ANTARA/Muhammad Arif Pribadi/rj)
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
 

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