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Thursday, Jun 04, 2015
PVMBG reported that during 22 April-25 May seismicity at Papandayan was dominated by shallow volcanic earthquakes but also consisted of volcanic earthquakes, low-frequency earthquakes, tremor, and local and remote tectonic earthquakes. ... [more]
Monday, May 06, 2013
Increased seismic activity was detected at the volcano and VSI raised the alert level to 3 out of 4 ("Siaga", "warning") yesterday. ... [more]

 

Papandayan volcano

stratovolcano 2665 m / 8,743 ft.
West Java, Indonesia, -7.32°S / 107.73°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Last update: 4 Jun 2016 (steaming)
Typical eruption style:

Explosive. At present strong fumarolic activity.


Papandayan volcano eruptions: 1772 (moderate eruption followed by a devastating debris avalanche), 1923, 1942, 2002
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 7 Sep
Fri, 7 Sep 00:52 UTCM 3.1 / 4 km7 kmKamojang-Garut (2 MMI)
Papandayan is a complex stratovolcano with four large summit craters, the youngest of which was breached to the NE by collapse during a brief eruption in 1772 and contains active fumarole fields.

Background:

The broad 1.1-km-wide, flat-floored Alun-Alun crater truncates the summit of Papandayan, and Gunung Puntang to the north gives the volcano a twin-peaked appearance. Several episodes of collapse have given the volcano an irregular profile and produced debris avalanches that have impacted lowland areas beyond the volcano. A sulfur-encrusted fumarole field occupies historically active Kawah Mas ("Golden Crater").
After its first historical eruption in 1772, in which collapse of the NE flank produced a catastrophic debris avalanche that destroyed 40 villages and killed nearly 3000 persons, only small phreatic eruptions had occurred prior to an explosive eruption that began in November 2002.
(Source: GVP)

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Fumaroles at Papandayan volcano
Fumaroles at Papandayan volcano
Unrooted tree (2002 eruption of Papandayan volcano)
Unrooted tree (2002 eruption of Papandayan volcano)
Colorful water pools
Colorful water pools
A small pond filled with boiling mud (Papandayan volcano)
A small pond filled with boiling mud (Papandayan volcano)
 

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