Marapi volcano activity updates & eruption news
Marapi volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): relatively strong eruption, ash fall
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.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014, 17:4017:40 PM | BY: T
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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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
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