Marapi volcano activity updates & eruption news
Marapi volcano (Western Sumatra, Indonesia) activity update: steaming, sporadic small explosions
PVMBG reported that during February-25 May diffuse white plumes rose as high as 300 m above Marapi, although inclement weather often prevented observations. Seismicity fluctuated.
Thu, 4 Jun 2015, 11:0511:05 AM | BY: T
The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4). Residents and visitors were advised not to enter an area within 3 km of the summit.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014, 17:40
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. ... read all
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