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Papandayan volcano (Western Java, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 20 November-26 November 2002 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 20 Nov 2002, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
During 22-25 November at Papandayan small-scale continuous ash-and-gas explosions occurred, sending plumes to 300-600 m above the volcano. Tremor, tectonic earthquakes, and shallow and deep-volcanic earthquakes were recorded. An eruption on the 20th produced a NE-directed blast that sent material as far as 2 km away from the crater, burning the crater-facing sides of trees as far as 400 m away.
The eruption covered the area around the volcano in 4-8 cm of ash. Papandayan remained at Alert Level 3 (on a scale of 1-4), with a 4-km-wide exclusion zone.

Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2002. Report on Papandayan. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 20 November-26 November 2002. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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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) Papandayan volcano eruptions:
1772 (moderate eruption followed by a devastating debris avalanche), 1923, 1942, 2002
Typical eruption style

Explosive. At present strong fumarolic activity.


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