Rinjani volcano (Lombok): news & activity updates
Rinjani volcano (Lombok, Indonesia): eruption continues, but Bali airport operating again
Friday Nov 06, 2015 07:18 AM | DOOR: T
Ash plume over Lombok island this morning (NASA / MODIS)
The eruption of the volcano continues to produce intense ash emissions. However, to the great relief of travelers to and from Bali, the strong easterly winds that had swept the plume over Bali during the past days, forcing the Denpasar International airport to shut down, have ceased and given way to weak southerly and northerly winds, thus allowing the airport to reopen.
Ash emissions from Rinjani on 4 Nov (image: PVMBG team from near the caldera's rim)
Some Australian airlines have been adding extra flights to Bali to help the many stranded travelers return home.
On this morning's satellite image, the ash plume can be seen hovering in N-S direction across Lombok island, while Bali was free of ash. However, easterly winds are likely to pick up again soon, which could cause significant flight disruptions again.
Rinjani volcano (Lombok Island, Indonesia): eruption increased, ash plume forces Bali airport shut down
Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015
The eruption has intensified a lot over the past few days. Activity takes place from a lateral vent on the Barujari cone inside the volcano's caldera, producing continuous ash emissions and feeding a new viscous lava flow. The lava flow has been advancing more than 500 m in two lobes towards the NE. ... [meer...]
Monday, Nov 02, 2015
The activity that had started a week ago continues. Explosions continue to produce small ash plumes from vents on the upper flank of the Barujari cinder cone inside the volcano's caldera. [meer...]
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015
A small explosive eruption with ash emissions was reported from the volcano this morning. It seems to have occurred from the Baru Jari cone inside the caldera lake (and the site of all recent eruptions of the volcano) at around 10:45 local time. ... [meer...]
Monday, May 24, 2010
Rinjani volcano erupted again on Saturday and Sunday (22-23 May, 2010), sending ash to up to 2 km height and causing ash falls in surrounding villages. New reports mention lava flows from the active Baru Jari cone inside the Rinjani caldera into the lake. No fatalities or major damage were reported. [meer...]