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Papandayan volcano (Western Java, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 14 July-20 July 2004 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 14 Jul 2004, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
DVGHM reported that seismic and volcanic activity were at heightened levels on 17 July at Papandayan. The number of volcanic earthquakes increased on 13 July from 1-3 per day to 7-9, then further increased to 57 earthquakes on 16 July. The temperature at Baru crater I increased from 84 to 88.5 °C, and the temperature of Baru crater II rose from 89 to 102 °C.
The Alert Level was raised from 1 to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) and visits to the crater were prohibited.

Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2004. Report on Papandayan. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 14 July-20 July 2004. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Wed, 22 Jan 2003, 06:00

Papandayan volcano (Western Java, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 22 January-28 January 2003 (New Activity / Unrest)

On 13 January VSI decreased the Alert Level at Papandayan from 3 to 2 (on a scale of 1-4). Seismicity decreased during 13-19 January in comparison to the previous week, with ash emissions rising 25-100 m above the craters. Seismicity slightly increased during 20-26 January. ... Read all
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During 2-8 December, ash plumes continually emitted from Papandayan's Baru crater rose 150-400 m above the rim and drifted NE. Explosions occurred on 4 December at 0700 and on 8 December at 1758. The number of shallow volcanic earthquakes decreased during the report week, while deep volcanic and tectonic earthquakes increased in comparison to the previous week. ... Read all
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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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