Volcano news & eruption updates:
Sangeangapi volcano (Indonesia): activity calms down
Sunday Jun 01, 2014 10:18 AM | DOOR: T
Dissipating aerosol plume from Saturday's eruption at Sangeang ApiAfter the violent eruption on Saturday, a strong initial explosion followed by at least 3 other, but smaller explosions and ash emissions until yesterday, activity at the volcano has calmed down significantly. Weaker ash and steam emissions still continue but at significantly reduced intensity.
The Indonesian Volcanological Survey (VSI) lowered the alert status back to 2 ("waspada") on a scale of 1-4.
BNPB, Indonesian Civil Defense, has distributed more than 15,000 dust masks to people in the town of Bima at about 40 km distance to the SW.
The plume from the original explosion continues to spread and dissipate over a vast area between Indonesia and northern Australia. Flights to and from Darwin airport are reported to resume today.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Eruptions continue at the volcano after yesterday's major explosion. Dense ash plumes rising from the summit crater can be seen on this morning's satellite images, and a MODIS hot spot is visible on the latest satellite data, suggesting fresh magma continues to arrive at the volcano's summit crater. ... [meer...]
Sangeang Api volcano (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): major explosive eruption with ash to 15-20 km altitude
Friday, May 30, 2014
Saturday, Jun 15, 2013
VSI decreased the alert level from 3 to 2 ("Waspada", on a scale of 4), as seismic activity has decreased recently. [meer...]
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
An increase in seismicity since 26 April triggered VSI to rise the alert status from 2 to 3 on a scale of 1-4 (from "Waspada", "watch" to Siaga", alert). For the moment, only degassing has been observed as surface activity. ... [meer...]
Thursday, Jan 03, 2013
CVGHM reported that during November through mid-December observers at the Sangeang, Bima observation post (50 km SW) noted occasional diffuse white plumes rising 5-15 m above Sangeang Api's crater. ... [meer...]