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Papandayan volcano (Western Java, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 10 August-16 August 2011 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 10 Aug 2011, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
On 13 August CVGHM reported that based on seismicity, deformation, geochemistry, and visual observations, the Alert Level for Papandayan was raised to 3 (on a scale of 1-4). During 1 June-12 August sulfur plumes rose 20-75 m above the vents. During the same period, seismicity increased with several hundreds of earthquakes detected per month.
Temperature measurements in the Manuk thermal area indicated a relative increase from 29 June to 12 August and deformation measurements indicated inflation from 4 July to 10 August. Visitors and residents were not to venture within 2 km of the active crater.

Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2011. Report on Papandayan. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 10 August-16 August 2011. 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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